NYPD paper license plate crackdown tracker

complaints filed

summonses issued


Resolution Count
Took action 3326
Found no violation 2661
Action not necessary 2531
Gone 1552
Summons 1324
Provided information 685
Jurisdiction 453
Contact Info 77
Report 75
Unable to gain entry to premises 8
Arrest 2

“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, June 8, 2023 at 7:22 PM EDT.