Will I get a ticket for an unregistered car parked in my driveway?

Can I get ticketed for having an unregistered car? I am working on fixing up an old Camaro and it is currently unregistered and doesn't have insurance. I am working on it in my driveway every weekend and it will be a while before it's roadworthy. Since it won't be going anywhere for a while, would it need to be registered?

Emily Maracle · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
No, you will most likely not get a ticket if your vehicle is parked on private property in your driveway.
As long as the car is on private property and not on public roads, you should be safe. However, if the car is parked on public property, even on the road in front of your house, you could
get a ticket
Every state is different and you should contact your local DMV for the exact requirements for where you live. Some states require any vehicle that you own to be registered, even if you won’t drive it. Other states are okay with an unregistered car as long as it remains on private property and is not driven.
If you have no intention of registering the vehicle, it would be best to work on it in your backyard. If this is not an option, put the car up on blocks in your driveway to indicate that the car is not operable.
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