NYPD paper license plate crackdown tracker

complaints filed

summonses issued


Resolution Count
Took action 7119
Action not necessary 5458
Found no violation 5084
Gone 3263
Summons 2839
Provided information 1204
Jurisdiction 966
Report 180
Contact Info 134
Unable to gain entry to premises 16
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: Friday, July 12, 2024 at 7:24 PM EDT.