License Plates in Louisiana
LOST OR STOLEN LICENSE PLATES
As soon as license plates are lost, stolen or illegible they must be replaced.
In order to replace your plates you must:
- Visit your local OMV office.
- Present proper forms of ID and registration card.
- Hand in any remaining license plates.
- Fill in an application for replacement plates. Please see the list below for links to the appropriate forms for each type of plate.
- Pay the license plate replacement fees of $10 plus $8 processing fee.
CUSTOM AND PERSONALIZED PLATES
Regular SeriesThese are the different types of plates in the regular series: Auto, Commercial, Trailer, Motorcycle, Permanent Trailer Identification, Disabled Person, Disabled Veteran, and Foreign Organization. The application forms for license plates are not available online and can be obtained at your local OMV office. Fill them in and submit with the appropriate fees (see below).
Special Interest PlatesSpecial Interest Plates are divided into the following categories: Veteran, Retired, Korean, Desert Storm, Vietnam, Universities/Colleges, Organization/Service, Special Interests, Louisiana High Schools and Sorority/Fraternity. The following is a list of some examples of special interest plates: Marine Corp, Purple Heart, Retired Army, Korean War Navy, LSU, Antique, Retired Firefighters, Animal Friendly, Child Safety and Beta Sigma Phi. Click Plates/SpecialPlates_display.asp here to view the plates from a scroll down menu. Click Plates/SpecialPlates_display.asp here to view all the Special Interest License Plates available for motorcycles. To access more info on Personalized License Plates, see Personalized Plate Regulations. Application forms can be picked up at one of the select OMV locations which sell Special License Plates. Fill them in and submit them with the appropriate fees (see below). You may also print the Request for Personalized License Plate form and mail it in to:
Office of Motor Vehicles Attention: Special Plate and Title Unit P.O. Box 64886 Baton Rouge, LA 70896-4886