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 awhile, would it need to be registered?

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“Since your vehicle is parked on private property in your driveway, no, you will most likely not get a ticket. However, if the car was parked on public property, even on the road in front of your house, it could be ticketed.
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.
The odds are fairly low of a police officer going out of their way to ticket a car parked in a private driveway.
Once you are ready for your car to hit the road, getting affordable insurance will be your first step in the registration process.
Downloading the Jerry app will make this process easy! Jerry will gather quotes and compare rates for you, delivering the best deals to your phone in minutes for free. They will also email the ID card to you right away for your trip to the DMV.”
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Aug 26, 2021
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