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A Message from the Commissioner
Karen G. St. Germaine, Commissioner
The Office of Motor Vehicles is pleased to provide you with easily accessible information and services to meet all your OMV needs. Please take advantage of our extensive online service options as we look forward to serving you now and in the future. We strive to make your visit to the OMV a pleasant one and we will continue to make the very best decisions for your benefit. You are our friends, our neighbors, and our valued customers we proudly serve.
Karen G. St. Germain
COMMISSIONER, CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS

FAQs icon FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I check my CDL/CPL medical status?
CDL and CLP customers can confirm their medical status...
What are the different classes of CDL?
There are 3 basic classes of Commercial Drivers Licenses: Class A, Class B, Class C ...
Do I have a “grace” period once my CDL license has expired?
A $15 delinquent fee assessed on any license expired for more than 10 days. If you let your licen...
How can I submit my CDL Medical Examiner Certificate to the Office of Motor Vehicles?
You can send it by email, fax, or regular mail ...
How do I know if I have a medically disqualifying condition?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides in-depth information about the requirements
What do I need to transfer a valid CDL from another state to Louisiana?
Your valid out-of-state photo CDL or a letter of clearance or a copy of your official driving ...
Why do I have to pay a fine to the court and a fine to the Office of Motor Vehicles?
If you failed to appear in court or to pay your traffic fine on or prior to your court date, the ...
How do I change the address on my driver's license?
Louisiana law requires that you notify the Louisiana OMV within 10 days any time your addr...
How do I change my Class E driver's license to a Class D Chauffeurs license?
Bring your driver's license proof of residency and proof of insurance for any vehicles you own ...
Is there a "grace" period for an expired driver's license?
There is a 10 day grace period after expiration where you may renew your license without paying ...
How do I obtain a motorcycle endorsement?
A separate license to operate a motorcycle is not issued in Louisiana. Once an applicant proves ...
How do I change the name on my driver's license?
The Office of Motor Vehicles has on-line verification with the Social Security Administration ...
Can I renew my driver's license/ID card if I am "temporarily" out of state/country?
You may be eligible for a renewal of your license/ID card if you meet the following criteria ...
Can I remove the restriction on my driver's license after having corrective vision surgery?
You can remove the corrective lenses restriction on your driver’s license after vision correcti ...
How do I obtain a letter indicating that I do not have a driving record in Louisiana?
You must make a written request for this letter. Include your full name, date of birth and soc ...
What are the renewal dates for IRP plates?
Louisiana will stagger the expiration of apportioned license plates throughout the year for exis...
Can I register for the Military Selective Service at the local Office of Motor Vehicles?
United States male citizens or immigrants who are eighteen years of age or older, but less than ...
I was issued a ticket in Louisiana but I am not licensed there. Where do I pay for the ticket?
You must contact the court indicated on the ticket pay your fine. The State of Louisiana does not...
How do I obtain an Official Driving Record?
An Official Driving Record (ODR) can be purchased online or through the mail. To purchase an ...
Why does my insurance company have information regarding an accident that is not on my Official Driving Record?
nsurance companies may have access to an insurance database that records data on all claims paid ...
What appears on my Official Driving Record (ODR) and for how long do violations remain?
The following violations will appear on your ODR and the retention period for violations vary ...
Where can I get a list of Motor Vehicle office locations, directions, and hours?
A complete list of OMV offices and Public Tag Agents can be found online at ...
How do I update my DOT record?
Go to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website to update your DOT record or call ...
What happens if I don’t register under UCR?
Vehicles operated in interstate commerce may be stopped by any law enforcement officer in any ...
Do I need a DOT Number?
Louisiana requires all holders of apportioned plates to be associated with a U.S. DOT number ...
How do I obtain a U.S. DOT Number?
New Applicants must register for a DOT number online at ...
Which OMV offices can process an IRP transaction?
All applications regarding IRP can be processed in select OMV offices across ...
What are the renewal dates for IRP plates?
New IRP accounts created under Staggered Registration will be twelve months from the date the ...
What methods of payment are accepted by IRP?
All payments must be submitted in the form of certified funds (i.e. cash, money order, ...)
When I get my special/personalized plate, what do I do with my old license plate?
Your old plate has been cancelled. It does not have to be turned in, but you should destroy it.
How do I transfer a vehicle from a deceased owner?
You must first determine how the estate has been settled by the heirs. If a succession ...
How do I apply for a "Salvage" title?
When, as a result of an insurance settlement, a motor vehicle is declared to be a total loss, ...
How do I apply for a duplicate CDL license?
Visit a CDL issuing office with your medical card, proof of insurance ...
How much does a CDL cost?
The costs may vary slightly. A CDL physical is required (fee set by the medical ...
How do I register a vehicle purchased out-of-state?
A Vehicle Application form (DPSMV1799) must be completed and signed ...
Who can I call or where can I submit questions for specific/particular CDL information?
A: You may call 225-925-6146...
What other websites can I visit to obtain more CDL related information?
US Department of Transportation...
What if I don't receive the duplicate credential I applied for online at www.expresslane.org?
If a duplicate credential was not received, the applicant must allow for a 30-day waiting period...