How To Replace Your Louisiana Drivers License

If your Louisiana drivers license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

Sponsored Link Ad

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many OMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the OMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local OMV.

3: Via a OMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local OMV office. Varying OMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the OMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your OMV allows you to make a personal appointment.




Louisiana drivers can replace their license by mail or in person. Read more below to see which option is best for you.

By Mail
As long as you're a permanent resident of Louisiana, you can still replace a lost, stolen, or destroyed driver's license or identification card if you're temporarily outside the state or country with a duplicate. For example, military personnel or residents who are attending school in another state or abroad can use this option.

Office of Motor Vehicles
Vehicle Renewal Mail-In Unit
P.O. Box 64886
Baton Rouge, LA
70896

In Person
To replace a drivers license in person, you’ll need to provide the following:

  • Social Security number
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of residence

If you are under 18, you’ll need a parent or guardian present to replace your drivers license in Louisiana.

What is an Adult Drivers License?

In some states, the layout of your drivers license may change when you reach a certain age. It is possible for your license to switch from a vertical design to a horizontal card once you turn 21. You may want to seek out a duplicate or replacement adult drivers license when you reach the age of 21.

For a list of related  services, please see below: