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    Front License Plate

    In Ontario I believe they require a front and rear license plater correct? If so i just bought a new Jeep that has the AEV bumper and in the middle section of the bumper where the front license plate would normally go, is a hole where the Winch Aluminum hawse fairlead goes. Since i will be getting a winch and will be using this spot, can the License plate be offset on the bumper or does it have to be center placed? Even the Chrysler Dealership guys had no idea where to put the front license plate on the Jeep so they put it in my Front window for now.

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    Yes you are correct that in Ontario we require licence plates on the front and rear.....

    Taken from Ontario Regulation 628 pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act:

    Sec 9

    (3) The number plates for a motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle or a motor assisted bicycle, shall be attached to and exposed in a conspicuous position on the front and rear of the motor vehicle. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 628, s. 9 (3).

    Sounds to me like it can be anywhere along that AEV bumper, as long as it is at the front of the vehicle. Having it in the window technically doesn't qualify as "the front".

    Hope this helps!
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    You can get something like this http://www.quadratec.com/products/13028_2000.htm. Or I've seen compression clips that clip onto the fairlead.
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    Hawse plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadoen View Post
    In Ontario I believe they require a front and rear license plater correct? If so i just bought a new Jeep that has the AEV bumper and in the middle section of the bumper where the front license plate would normally go, is a hole where the Winch Aluminum hawse fairlead goes. Since i will be getting a winch and will be using this spot, can the License plate be offset on the bumper or does it have to be center placed? Even the Chrysler Dealership guys had no idea where to put the front license plate on the Jeep so they put it in my Front window for now.

    I went with this set-up.

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    And do not bend or wrap the plate around anything. Found that out the hard way when try not to block air into an intercooler. No charges, just 2 warnings within 2km of each other!
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    I found out the hard way as well. The plate has to be visible on the front, any where along the front is good. Cannot be modified, molested or blocked. If you are putting a plate protector on it, make sure the numbers/letters and the word ONTARIO are visible. Legally you cannot use coloured plate protectors because Ontario uses different coloured plates for different situations.(eg. dealer, diplomatic, levels of Government, etc).
    I had a plate tore off my car when getting pulled out of a snow bank. I threw it in the windshield, and 2 hrs later while driving through Peterborough, got pulled over for it. $126 fine. That was 12yrs ago. 6yrs ago I got stopped in my truck because the plate protector covered the word ONTARIO. No fine, just a warning, and an explanation of the law.
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    I know first hand, u can't place front plate in windshield. I have been also told if u must off set the plate u should try to place it to the drivers side. This allows police to see it as u pass them moving in the opposite direction.
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    Thanks for the responses, they were a great help. I will look and put the license plate on the front bumper some where today.

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    Any covering (clear/colored etc) of the license plates is illegal from my understanding and the few tickets I got when I lived up north! How the MTO gets away with selling them in house is beyond me!
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    Front License Plate

    I have a mangled license plate hanging from the tip of my Stinger with Tie Wraps on the front of my YJ. I live in NB and I haven't yet been stopped for it.

    As long as your license plate is visible on the front of your Jeep while its on the highway you should be legal. While offroad you can probably remove it temporarily.
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    This is my set up, its spring loaded so it flips up and stays up when you need to access the winch.
    you do need a roller fairlead though
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