What Does The Louisiana’s OMV Do?

The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement is responsible for boat licensing and registration.

When you move to Louisiana, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, if you live in a required county you must first have an emissions inspection performed at an approved inspection location. Military non-residents stationed in Kansas are not required to get a KS license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Louisiana OMV’s online services include:

  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • License status checks
  • Registration renewals
  • Plate cancellation
  • CDL medical status and self-certification inquiries

You can access many licensing and vehicle forms online. You can also access the Louisiana Driver’s Guide online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. 

The OMV partners with third-party servicers to handle tasks such as online appointments, driver education, and CDL driver testing.

Contact Information

Mailing address:

Office of Motor Vehicles

P.O. Box 64886

Baton Rouge, LA 70896

Physical address:

Office of Motor Vehicles

7979 Independence Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: (225) 925-6146

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