Fake Colorado temporary license plates become easily available online

By Murphy Huston on March 8, 2024
DENVER, CO – APRIL 20: A car with a “Bless” license plate parked out front at the opening of the International Church of Cannabis on April 20, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The opening coincides with 420 Day celebrations advocating for the legalization of cannabis nationwide. Church goers subscribe to Elevationism, a loosely interpreted religious belief that claims cannabis use as a sacrament. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

You see expired license plates a lot when driving around. But now officials are dealing with a new problem….fake temporary tags.  Officers say these temporary fake paper plates are being purchased from individuals online through different websites, ads, social media or even the comfort of their home. Legal Colorado temporary plates have a genuine hologram with the state of Colorado seal, among several other security features. There are two says you can get areal temporary plates. Di from a dealership or the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you get caught with a fake license plate you will get a citation, face a class 2 traffic misdemeanor and a conviction which may result in a fine, plus court cost, surcharges and a points on your record.

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