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CDL drivers are required to submit proof of residency

As per 49 CFR 383.71, CDL and Commercial Learner's Permit applicants are required to provide proof of Louisiana residency. Acceptable proof must be submitted prior to either a CDL or Commercial Learner's Permit being issued. A list of acceptable documents includes the following:

  • A Louisiana voter's registration card
  • A property tax receipt from the tax assessor's office in the parish where the individual resides, indicating the property owner is the same individual as shown on the exemption certificate.
  • A copy of a lease or rental agreement on property within the State of Louisiana, indicating the lessee is the same individual as shown on the exemption certificate.
  • Utility statements (electric, gas, water, telephone, or cablevision) for three consecutive months indicating the applicant's name and address.
  • A statement on letterhead stationery, from the postmaster in the city where the applicant resides verifying the mailing address of the applicant and stating that the applicant receives mail at that address.
  • W-2 Forms for the last two years reflecting the applicant's name and Louisiana address.
  • A current health, home or personal vehicle insurance policy reflecting the name of the applicant and the applicant's Louisiana address.
  • A copy of the current telephone statement listing the physical address and the individual's name.
  • Please review additional documentation they applicant presents and use discretion. 
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