If your vehicle is auctioned off by the Sheriff’s office, your vehicle's plates will be taken off and destroyed. You can request a Letter of Destroyed License Plates in person at:
NYC Sheriff’s Office Enforcement Unit
210 Joralemon St. 9th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
You should bring your driver’s license and the vehicle's registration. If the vehicle’s auction price was less than your judgment debt, you are responsible for the remainder of the debt.