NYPD paper license plate crackdown tracker

complaints filed

summonses issued


Resolution Count
Took action 6652
Action not necessary 5110
Found no violation 4790
Gone 3001
Summons 2632
Provided information 1158
Jurisdiction 892
Report 165
Contact Info 128
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, May 18, 2024 at 11:25 AM EDT.