It is required in my state as well. I do not have a front plate on any vehicle except a pickup which has a bumper formed to hold the plate.If you own a decent car, you should be exempt from putting it on and ruining the profile of our rolling art.
There are mounts that bolt into the tow hook hole.
Maybe I’ll just call myself an activist and leave it off. Right to peaceful protest?
In over twenty years, I have received one citation (non-moving violation, thus no insurance penalty) and that was given to me by a meter maid while parked.
I see it as a cheap tax to keep my cars free of what I consider a visual and mechanical assault on the cars I already paid 10's of thousands of dollars in sales tax and registration fees.