NYPD paper license plate crackdown tracker

complaints filed

summonses issued


Resolution Count
Took action 6288
Action not necessary 4854
Found no violation 4585
Gone 2841
Summons 2487
Provided information 1121
Jurisdiction 836
Report 153
Contact Info 125
Unable to gain entry to premises 15
Arrest 8

“If you dare to obscure your real license plate, or if you affix an altered or forged temporary plate to your vehicle, we are out there right now in real time looking for your car and looking for you.”
—NYPD Transportation Bureau Chief Kim Royster

The NYPD is cracking down on fraudulent paper license plates. How are they doing? Data from NYC 311. Spot a paper plate? Report it. First report: July 6, 2022. Last updated: Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 7:18 AM EDT.