NYPD paper license plate crackdown tracker

complaints filed

summonses issued


Resolution Count
Took action 448
Found no violation 293
Action not necessary 269
Summons 158
Gone 138
Provided information 73
Jurisdiction 57
Report 10
Contact Info 7

“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: Friday, August 19, 2022 at 12:15 AM EDT.