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Car Complaints and Motor Vehicle Services

Learn where to get help if your car is defective or if there's a problem with a dealer, repair shop, or warranty. Find your local motor vehicles office to get a driver's license, car registration, and more.

Hardship Driver's Licenses

If your license is suspended in Louisiana, you might still be able to drive for special reasons. After 30 days of suspension for a first offense, you may be eligible for a hardship license. To obtain it, you must show that you need to drive in order to “maintain the necessities of life.” Examples include driving to and from work, medical care, school or the grocery store. Drivers under this restriction are only permitted to be on certain designated streets, and may be on the road only during hours when working, attending school or receiving medical treatment. If you’re stopped while driving under a hardship license, it’s up to the officer’s discretion to determine that you were in fact driving for an authorized purpose.

How can I get a drivers license when I get home from prison?

This resources outlines how you can get your driver's license reinstated after being released from prison.

Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV)

Driver Services including Driver's License Status, Installment Plan, Driver's License Renewal, CDL Medical Status Inquiry, Duplicate License/ID Card, Self-Certification Inquiry, Official Driving Record. Vehicle services including vehicle registration renewal, duplicate vehicle registration, cancel plate, lease termination, mobile home immobilization, vehicle transfer, title verification.

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