NYPD paper license plate crackdown tracker

complaints filed

summonses issued


Resolution Count
Took action 2632
Found no violation 2070
Action not necessary 1914
Gone 1190
Summons 955
Provided information 542
Jurisdiction 349
Contact Info 66
Report 57
Unable to gain entry to premises 5
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: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 12:26 AM EDT.