A. As long as your vehicle is registered in the State of Louisiana you are required to maintain liability insurance on your vehicle with an insurance company licensed to do business in Louisiana. If you have not already done so, you must register your vehicle in the state you are now residing.
You must submit a copy of the registration indicating that your vehicle is currently registered in that state. If the vehicle was not registered in the state you are residing prior to the insurance cancellation date on the notice, you must also submit proof that liability insurance was in effect as of the insurance cancellation date.
If the above is not submitted within 10 days of the Official Notice of Cancellation you will be considered non-compliant and will owe a fee based on the schedule below:
UP to 30 days uninsured $125.00
31 - 90 days uninsured $275.00
91 days or more uninsured $525.00
If compliance is not received within 10 days of the Official Notice of Cancellation, a Notice of Delinquent Debt will be mailed out giving you 60 days to comply before your delinquent debt is transferred to the Office of Debt Recovery for collections. After 60 days the debt will be deemed final delinquent debt and the debt amount will increase to $525 plus a collection fee of 25% increasing the total debt to $656.25 per cancellation and the fee cap of $850.00 will no longer apply as provided for in LA R.S. 47:1676 (E).
If clearing all cancellations on the same day, there is a reinstatement cap of $850.00 in addition to a $25.00 administrative fee for each cancellation record. However, if your debt is transferred to the Office of Debt Recovery the fee cap of $850.00 will no longer apply.
If you are 65 years old or older, the cap is $250.00.
MAIL IN: MONEY ORDER, CASHIER’S CHECK OR CERTIFIED CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
TELEPHONE: A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD, AN ADDITIONAL $5.00 CONVENIENCE FEE WILL BE ASSESSED. PLEASE CALL (225) 925-6146 AND CHOOSE OPTION 4.
LOCAL MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICE: CASH, MONEY ORDER, CASHIER’S CHECK OR CERTIFIED CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES; OR A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD, AN ADDITIONAL $1.25
PLUS 1% OF THE TOTAL CHARGE WILL BE ASSESSED
R.S.32:479 AUTHORIZES AN ADDITIONAL OFFICE FEE TO BE ASSESSED FOR REINSTATEMENTS PROCESSED BY CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICES.
Office of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 64886
Baton Rouge, LA 70896