✅ Updated October 2020

Ultimate guide to renewing your driver's license in Louisiana

Here's the ultimate guide to renewing your driver's license in Louisiana. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time.

 

What You’ll Need to Renew your Louisiana Driver License

Online Renewal

  • The Computer generated renewal invitation. 
  • Your LA driver's license number.
  • Date of Birth
  • Last 4 of  SSN
  • Credit card for payment of the renewal fee.
    • Standard license valid for 6 years: $32.25 to $38.25.
    • Drivers 70 years old or older, valid for 6 years: $18.75 to $24.75.
    • LA driver's licenses expired for more than 10 days: $15 additional late fee.
  • A printer to print Receipt.

In person 

  • Application of Renewal.
  • Prove your identity with your current LA driver's license, or:
    • 1 primary document, such as your:
      • Birth certificate.
      • U.S. passport.
      • Military ID.
    • 1 secondary document, such as your:
      • Social Security Card.
      • School photo ID.
      • Health insurance card.
    • OR 3 secondary documents.
    • Social Security number (SSN).
    • 2 documents proving your residency.
    • liability insurance, if you own a vehicle.
    • Payment for Renewal Fee. 

To renew while you are out of state you’ll need:

By mail you must:

 

What You’ll Do to Renew your Louisiana Driver License

To renew your driver’s license online…

To renew your driver’s license in person.

  • Step 1: Visit your local driver’s license office.
  • Step 2: Complete an application available at the OMV. 
  • Step 3: Submit the necessary Documents
  • Step 4: Prove your liability Insurance, if you own a vehicle. 
  • Step 5: Pay the renewal fee. 
  • Step 6. The Omv will issue a temporary license which is valid until you receive your permanent license in the mail. 

By mail

  • Step 1. Have all the requirements available and follow the steps on the renewal notice.  
  • Step 2: If you are renewing while your are out state, you’ll need to mail the required documents mentioned above to :

          Office of Motor Vehicles

          Attention: Reconstructed License

          P.O. Box 64886

          Baton Rouge, LA 70896

 

Caveats and Exceptions to Renewing your Louisiana Driver License

  • You cannot renew online if your name or address has changed, or your LA driver's license has been lost, stolen, or damaged. You must renew it in person. 
  • If your Louisiana driver's license has been expired for more than 10 days, you can still renew it, but you must pay an additional $15 late fee.
  • If your LA driver license is suspended, you must have it reinstated first before you can renew it.
  • If you hold a valid Louisiana driver’s license you may renew it up to 180 days before it expires and 10 days after it expires without paying any additional fees. 
  • You must renew it in person if:
    • You did not received a renewal notice.
    • Your last renewal was completed online or by mail.
    • You are required to take any tests.
  • A person 70 years old or older may renew by mail if they have a medical diagnosis that prevents then form going to the OMV in person.
  • If you are eligible to renew by mail, the Louisiana DMV will send you an invitation to do so.
  • For transactions by mail, the LA DMV accepts payment by check or money order payable to the “Office of Motor Vehicles."
  • If you are a military member stationed outside of Louisiana, and your LA driver's license expires while on active duty, it will remain valid for 60 days after your discharge date. This also applies to your spouse and dependents.
  • If you're out-of state and need to renew your license, you can renew if:
    • You meet the eligibility requirements to renew online or by mail.
    • Your photo is on file with the LA OMV.
    • Your last renewal was completed in person.

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