How To Reinstate a Suspended Louisiana License
Do you need to reinstate your suspended Louisiana drivers license? The reinstatement process doesn't have to be complicated, but make sure you do it in a timely manner.
Driving with a suspended Louisiana drivers license is a serious offense with serious consequences. A suspended license can even result in jail time if not reinstated. We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to reinstate your Louisiana license. Select from the options below to get started.
2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)
3: Via a local OMV office
Your license may be suspended for a variety of reasons. Some situations are clear, while others are subtle, with some drivers unaware that their license is suspended at all. In this guide, you'll find information on the steps necessary to reinstate your Louisiana driver's license, no matter what your violation was.
Driving on a suspended or revoked license is a crime. If you are charged, your sentence may depend in-part on the kind of license that you had and whether you have previous convictions for driving on a suspended or revoked license.
Reinstating Your License
Once your period of suspension or revocation has passed, you must either visit your local Motor Vehicle Reinstatement Office or call (225) 925-6146. A list of Motor Vehicle Reinstatement Office locations is available at: http://omv.dps.state.la.us.
If you choose to reinstate your license in-person, your reinstatement will be processed immediately, however if you choose to handle your license reinstatement over the telephone, you will need to wait 10 days to process your reinstatement.</>
You may be required to pay reinstatement fees before your license will be valid again. Fees vary depending on the reason for the suspension or revocation. Usually, the reinstatement fee is $60, however if your license was suspended or revoked for an alcohol-related offense such as DUI, it may be $100, $200 or $300, depending whether you have prior convictions. In certain cases, including suspensions for DUI, you may be required to show proof of financial responsibility for your vehicle before your license will be reinstated.
If you are considered a habitual offender, you must show that you are financially responsible for your vehicle and pay a $100 reinstatement fee after your period of suspension or revocation ends.