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What should I do if I receive an official notice of cancellation of liability insurance?

‚ÄčA. Provide proof that insurance (with a company authorized to write in Louisiana) was in effect at the time of cancellation.

Surrender the license plate assigned to the vehicle within ten days from the date of the official cancellation notice if the vehicle is inoperable.

Provide proof that the vehicle was disposed of within 10 days of the date of insurance cancellation, as reported by the insurance company.

 Provide one of the following:
  1. Bill of sale/ trade in documents / lease return
  2. Total loss statement from the insurance company 
  3. Proof of repossession
  4. Junked or salvaged receipt
  5. Out of state registration
If the vehicle was not insured or disposed of timely, then a fee will be due, as indicated below. The amount of the fee depends on how long the insurance lapsed on the vehicle.

Up to 30 days = $125.00
31 to 90 days = $275.00
91 or more days = $525.00

A reinstatement cap of $850.00 will apply to those that choose to clear multiple insurance cancellations on the same day. In addition to the $850.00 cap a $25.00 administrative fee will be charged for each cancellation record. The cap only applies to cancellations that have NOT been remitted to the Office of Debt Recovery. 

 If you are 65 years of age or older, the cap is $250.00. The cap only applies to cancellations that have NOT been remitted to the Office of Debt Recovery. 

 You do have the option to request a hearing if you wish to contest this matter, but this MUST be filed   with the Office of Motor Vehicles within ten (10) days of the date of the notice.