NYPD paper license plate crackdown tracker

complaints filed

summonses issued


Resolution Count
Took action 4559
Action not necessary 3496
Found no violation 3467
Gone 2051
Summons 1833
Provided information 851
Jurisdiction 593
Report 121
Contact Info 91
Unable to gain entry to premises 12
Arrest 2

“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: Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 10:29 PM EDT.