it is law here too, but i told them i was not taking the car if they put the bracket on. so they didn't but the bracket on.I also confirm this is true. They aren't obvious to everyone but those dimples are there as guides so I know where to drill the holes for the front license bracket. Let me tell you, I have drilled several of those dimples! Unfortunately, it is a law in Ohio at least that you have a front plate on the car.