NYPD paper license plate crackdown tracker

complaints filed

summonses issued


Resolution Count
Took action 2100
Found no violation 1629
Action not necessary 1459
Gone 922
Summons 762
Provided information 422
Jurisdiction 267
Contact Info 52
Report 40
Unable to gain entry to premises 4
The Police Department made an arrest in response to the complaint. 1

“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: Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 3:31 AM EST.