NYPD paper license plate crackdown tracker

complaints filed

summonses issued


Resolution Count
Took action 5885
Action not necessary 4516
Found no violation 4302
Gone 2645
Summons 2329
Provided information 1054
Jurisdiction 771
Report 146
Contact Info 113
Unable to gain entry to premises 14
Arrest 5

“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: Monday, March 4, 2024 at 9:24 AM EST.