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Theft of licence plates

Verified 17 décembre 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Additional cases ? Plate spoofing

If you notice the theft of your licence plates (i.e., the removal of your vehicle plates), you must complain very quickly. You must then have your plates redone and attached to your vehicle.

In France

As soon as you see your licence plates stolen in France, you must file the police station or the gendarmerie.

To foreigner

You must report the flight on your return to France in complaint the police station or the gendarmerie.

Once you have made a complaint, you will need to have the licence plates on your carte grise redone and attached to your vehicle.

  FYI : plate theft is not usurpation of registration number. If your plates are stolen, you do not get a new vehicle registration number.

If you are travelling with a vehicle that does not have a number plate, you may be fined up to €750.