Theft of licence plates
Verified 17 December 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)
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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.
Once you have made a complaint, you will need to have the licence plates on your carte grise redone and attached to your vehicle.
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.
- Route Code: Articles L317-1 to L317-9Vehicle technical arrangements
- Code of Criminal Procedure: sections 529-7 to 529-11Provisions applicable to certain traffic offences