Vehicle Registration

Published 05/22/2002 10:05:00 AM | Updated 05/24/2011 03:05:00 PM

How do I register my vehicle in Louisiana?

You can register your vehicle by mail or in person at a local Office of Motor Vehicles. For the office nearest you, consult the map at:

Information includes address, days and hours of service, services provided, and driving directions.

The Web site of the OMV provides comprehensive information about the vehicle registration process at:

A DPSMV1799 vehicle application form must be completed and signed by the applicant; it is available online at:

The manufacturer’s statement of origin issued to the dealer and assigned before a notary by the licensed dealer to the applicant must be submitted, as well as the itemized invoice from dealer to purchaser, a completed federal odometer disclosure statement and original or copy of financing statement or security agreement (if applicable).

Fees include $18.50 title fee, $8.00 handling fee (fees may vary), $15.00 lien recordation fee for UCC-1 financing statements or $10.00 lien recordation fee for other security agreement documents. License fee is based on the type/weight/selling price of the vehicle and the sales use tax based on domicile of vehicle and selling price.

All documents and fees must be submitted simultaneously to the local Office of Motor Vehicles or mailed to Headquarters.

The postal mailing address is:
Office of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 64886
Baton Rouge, LA 70896

The physical mailing address is:
Office of Motor Vehicles
7979 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Acceptable methods of payment  for vehicle registration transactions are as follows:
•Personal or Business Checks (A driver's license number must be included or your check will be returned)
•Cashiers Checks
•Money Orders
•Cash (If transaction is conducted in person. Please do not send cash through the mail)

The Frequently Asked Questions list about Title and Registration is available online at:

For additional information on Vehicle Registration, contact the Office of Motor Vehicles at (225) 925-6146.

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