Louisiana License Renewal: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) oversees the license renewal process. You must renew your license to continue driving in the state of Louisiana.

You will receive a renewal notice up to 100 days before its expiration.

You can renew up to 180 days in advance or 180 days after if holding off. You may contact your local DMV requesting information if you did not receive your notice. The renewal process doesn’t take long but waiting 10 days past its expiration can result in a $15 fine and penalties.

Renewing a license is available:

  • In-Person
  • Online
  • By Mail

This guide shares how to do all three including what you’ll file, fees you’ll pay, and other information you may find helpful to have your license good for another 6 years.

How to Renew Your LA Driver’s License

Your renewal notice states what forms of renewal you can use. The notice also shares some of your expected fees and requirements. You must have auto insurance when renewing. Given your license isn’t suspended, select the applicable method of renewal best suited for your needs, below.

In-person Renewal

At your local OMV you will:

  1. Provide your LA driver’s license
  2. Provide proof of residency
  3. Provide proof of auto insurance
  4. Pass a vision exam
  5. Pay your licensing renewal fee

Online Renewal

First, understand that you cannot renew if the address is different than what’s on your license. Then, with documents on-hand, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Louisiana renewal portal
  2. Fill in your information:
    1. Driver’s license number
    2. Date of birth
  3. Pay your renewal fee(s)
  4. View and print the receipt

Louisiana law does not let drivers renew online two consecutive times. You’ll need to process the following renewal in-person – something to keep in mind!

Mail Renewal

Eligible drivers can check their renewal notice to see if a mail-in option is available. If you’re over 70, had done a mail-in/online renewal prior, or do not have a valid license then you cannot renew by mail.

Eligible drivers will:

  1. Fill the renewal form attached with the notice
  2. Include copies of your documents
  3. Include your payment

Send your documents to:

Office of Motor Vehicles

Attention: Reconstructed License

PO Box 64886

Baton Rouge, La. 70896

It will take about 10 business days to receive your renewed license in the mail.

Typical Louisiana Renewal Fees

Typical fees include:

  • 6-year renewal: $32.25 – $38.25
  • 6-year renewal (70 years and older): $18.75 – $24.75
  • Late fee (past 10 days): $15

Most forms of payment are accepted in-person and online. Checks and money orders are the only options when renewing your license by mail.

Find a Louisiana License Office

Have questions about renewing your LA license or other inquiries you need addressing about driving in Louisiana? Browse more LA DMV topics or use our LA DMV Directory to find an office near you!