Frequently Asked Questions
Read through the FAQs below for answers regarding Louisiana driver's licensees, identification cards, and handicap hangtags.
Fees vary depending on age, expiration, and endorsements. There is a $15 late fee if expired for more than 10 days. No late fee on IDs.
Yes. You MUST bring proof of residency in order to change your address.
No. At this time, anything pertaining to a CDL must go to a field location.
Yes. You will need to know your Social Security Number to verify previous pictures and identity.
Yes. We cannot use your previous picture. PLEASE NOTE: You will have to take off hats, sunglasses, head accessories (except for religious or medical reasons).
You will need proof of auto insurance if you own a vehicle. You will be required to pass an eye exam for DL issuance, including duplicates.
No. Initial issuance including a learner's permit must be obtained from a field location.
If you have a Louisiana DL, then we can issue a first time ID card. If you have never had Louisiana identification then you would have to go to a field location for initial issuance.
Yes, pending you have the following criteria;
- Certificate of successful completion from an approved Driver's Education School (Must be in a sealed/unopened envelope).
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card (if available to you)
- if under 18, a Certificate of Required School Attendance indicating enrollment or high school diploma
- Parent listed on birth certificate must be present with their DL or ID (If under 18). Custody documents showing domiciliary parent must be presented if parents are divorced.
No. You must go to a field location for issuance. PLEASE NOTE: If your most recent DL is out of state (even if you have had a Louisiana DL before), you will still have to go to a field location.
No. Not at this time. Please click HERE for more information pertaining the REAL ID.
Yes. New issuance requires Certification of Mobility Impairment completed and signed by Physician and your Driver's License/State ID Card for proof of identity. Please click HERE for the form. PLEASE NOTE: Form must be signed within 60 days of coming to our office for issuance. Insurance not required for hang tags.
No. You must go to a field location.
With the exception of a "NO INSURANCE" flag, tickets, suspensions, notice of violations and/or fines must be paid at a field location.
Yes. Our office can clear flags for no insurance with the exception of a notice of violation (green ticket). For your Reinstatement Status, click HERE.