If you live in Louisiana and have recently moved, or plan to do so in the near future, you must update your vehicle registration address. LA law requires that you change your vehicle registration address within 10 days of moving to your new address. There are two ways to notify Louisiana OMV of your new address. Keep reading to learn the vehicle registration address requirements and the ways to submit your updated address.
- Bring your certificate of registration
- Proof of insurance
- Pay the fees
- Find the closest Louisiana OMV near you. You can find out which office is closest by visiting the OMV website. Another way is to give them a call. They have representatives available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and prerecorded messages when calling outside of their business hours. Their number is (877) DMV-LINE or (225) 925-614 if you’re calling from the Baton Rouge area. We advise that you give them a call regardless, so you can ensure their requirements have not changed.
- Once you know which office is nearest you to change your vehicle registration address, now you must locate your required documents (certification of registration and proof of motor vehicle insurance) and bring it in.
- If your Louisiana license is set to expire within the next 90 days, they will require you to renew it as well. The fee to change your vehicle registration address is $12 plus a local fee of up to $6. The fee to renew your license is between $13 and $17.
- A written request
- Copy of your certification of registration
- Fees paid by check, money order, or cashier’s check
- Write up a written request for your vehicle registration address to be changed. Include your full name and your new, complete address.
- Gather your vehicle’s registration certificate. You should make a copy to avoid your original from accidentally being lost. Since you are mailing in your address change request, a copy is acceptable to send in.
- Call the OMV to confirm the fees you will have to pay. You can call (877) DMV-LINE or (225) 925-614 if you’re calling from the Baton Rouge area. Please note, if your driver’s license will expire in the next 90 days, OMV will require you to renew it before changing your vehicle registration address. If your license will need to be renewed, asked the representative how much your fee will be since this depends on your age if your license is already expired. You should also ask which location you can visit to renew your license since every location doesn’t provide this service.
- Write a check, get a money order or cashier’s check to cover the fees. Make sure you include your LA driver’s license number, your phone number, and your full address.
- Place your written request and payment into an envelope and address it to:
Office of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 64886
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
That’s it! Updating your vehicle’s registration address in Lousiana isn’t a complicated process. You can request a change in person or through the mail. Just be sure to determine when your driver’s license will expire since this may add an additional step to the process and may require you to use the OMV’s online systems or to take a trip to a local office.