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A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMISSIONER
Hi! I am a lifelong resident of Louisiana with 45 years of experience in the private motor vehicle service industry. I am excited and honored to serve as your new Commissioner of OMV. I believe the Office of Motor Vehicles is one of the most vital state agencies! We touch everyone through our various services – driver's licenses, vehicle registrations, and driving schools. We are the face of state government, and we need a facelift! I am enthusiastic about the opportunity we have ahead to make a positive impact on the services we provide to you, our fellow citizens. We have already started to streamline our services, utilize technology, and improve our overall customer experience. Ultimately, my hope is that you will leave our offices impressed and I’m confident we will achieve success in serving you the great people of Louisiana.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I check my CDL/CPL medical status?
What are the different classes of CDL?
Do I have a “grace” period once my CDL license has expired?
How can I submit my CDL Medical Examiner Certificate to the OMV?
How do I know if I have a medically disqualifying condition?
What do I need to transfer a valid CDL from another state to Louisiana?
Why do I have to pay a fine to the court and a fine to the Office of Motor Vehicles?
How do I change the address on my driver's license?
How do I change my Class E driver's license to a Class D Chauffeurs license?
Is there a "grace" period for an expired driver's license?
How do I obtain a motorcycle endorsement?
How do I change the name on my driver's license?
Can I renew my driver's license/ID card if I am "temporarily" out of state/country?
Can I remove the restriction on my driver's license after having corrective vision surgery?
How do I obtain a letter indicating that I do not have a driving record in Louisiana?
What are the renewal dates for IRP plates?
Can I register for the Military Selective Service at the local Office of Motor Vehicles?
I was issued a ticket in Louisiana but I am not licensed there. Where do I pay for the ticket?
How do I obtain an Official Driving Record?
Why does my insurance company have information regarding an accident that is not on my Official Driving Record?
What appears on my Official Driving Record (ODR) and for how long do violations remain?
Where can I get a list of Motor Vehicle office locations, directions, and hours?
How do I update my DOT record?
What happens if I don’t register under UCR?
Do I need a DOT Number?
How do I obtain a U.S. DOT Number?
Which OMV offices can process an IRP transaction?
What are the renewal dates for IRP plates?
What methods of payment are accepted by IRP?
When I get my special/personalized plate, what do I do with my old license plate?
How do I transfer a vehicle from a deceased owner?
How do I apply for a "Salvage" title?
How do I apply for a duplicate CDL license?
How much does a CDL cost?
How do I register a vehicle purchased out-of-state?
Who can I call or where can I submit questions for specific/particular CDL information?
What other websites can I visit to obtain more CDL related information?
What if I don't receive the duplicate credential I applied for online at www.expresslane.org?
When will REAL ID be enforced?
What is REAL ID?
How do I open a driving school?
How do I submit an application to open a driving school?
How much are the fees to open a driving school?
What is a lesson plan?
As a driving school applicant/owner, when do I need to find a location/car?
When can I start driving students at my new school?
How much does a driver's education class cost?
Where can I find the Louisiana Driver's Guide?
What are the requirements to open a driving school?
How do I start a defensive driving course?
What do I do if I'm no longer interested in opening a driving school?
How do I get a driver's license in Louisiana?
What is a Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP) and how do I get one?
Do I have to take driver's education?
Where can I file a complaint against a driving school?
How do I open a Commercial Driver's License School?
How do I become a third-party tester for Commercial Driver's Licenses?
Where can I find a list of driving schools?
Where can I find a driving school checklist or form?
When are my six-month reports due?
What do I need to get a new instructor licensed?
How do I get my vehicle approved to use for a driving school?
How long are driver’s education Certificates of Completion valid?
How long is my road skills test certificate valid?