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How to Get a Louisiana Assigned Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) – Vehicle Title and Registration

How to Get a Louisiana Assigned Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) – Title Registration, New Registration

Got a car in Louisiana? You might need an LA VIN.

Just like the state’s tag, it is essential to have this identification number on your vehicle if you’re going to be buying or selling a used one. Here are some ways to get that important piece of information for free!

Louisiana has the Office of Motor Vehicles. Other states might call it something different, like the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Motor Vehicles Division (MVD), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (HSMV), Driver Services Department (DSD), Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS), Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), Department of Licensing (DOL), Department of Driver Services (DDS), Department of Public Safety (DPS), or Department of Transportation (DOT).

 

How Do I Get a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in Louisiana?

In order to obtain a VIN in Louisiana, you will need to provide the following:

1. A completed “Application for Certificate of Title and/or Registration” form. This form can be obtained from your local office of the Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

2. Proof of ownership of the vehicle. Acceptable forms of proof include a bill of sale, previous registration certificate, or manufacturer’s certificate of origin.

3. If the vehicle is being titled in Louisiana for the first time, you will need to provide proof that sales tax has been paid on the purchase price of the vehicle. This can be done by providing a copy of your receipt from the dealership or by providing your out-of-state title (if applicable).

4. If applicable, you will need to provide proof that any required emissions inspections have been performed on the vehicle.

 

What Documents Do I Need for a Louisiana VIN Number? Do I Need a Louisiana Car Title?

A title, registration or permit

Insurance: A policy number and the name of the insurance company

Photo ID: A driver’s license, state ID card or passport

If you’re looking to get a Louisiana assigned vehicle identification number (VIN), there are a few things you’ll need to bring with you. First, you’ll need some proof of ownership for the vehicle in question. This could be in the form of a title, registration or permit. You’ll also need to show proof of insurance for the vehicle. This should include a policy number and the name of the insurance company. Finally, you’ll need to present some form of photo ID. This could be a driver’s license, state ID card or passport.

 

What is a Louisiana License Plate? You’ll Need Vehicle Title and Registration

There are many different types of license plates in Louisiana. The most common type is the regular passenger vehicle plate. Other types include:

· Motorcycle

· Trailer

· Truck

· Boat

· Antique/Classic Car

How to get a license plate:

To get a Louisiana license plate, you must first register your vehicle with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV). You will need to provide proof of insurance, registration, and ownership. Fees for a new license plate vary depending on the type of vehicle being registered.

Boat registration:

In order to register your boat in Louisiana, you must first obtain a Certificate of Number (CIN) from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. You will need to provide proof of ownership, as well as pay a fee for the CIN. Once you have obtained your CIN, you can then register your boat with the OMV. Fees for boat registration vary depending on the length of your boat.

 

How Do I Get a License Plate in Louisiana?

You must have a vehicle that is registered with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV).

The vehicle must have a Louisiana assigned Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

You must have liability insurance on the vehicle.

Application Process:

Complete an application for registration and license plate. Include the following:

The completed application form.

The required fee. Fees may vary depending on the type of license plate you choose. For a standard license plate, the fee is $24.50. For a personalized license plate, the fee is $38.50. For a vanity plate, the fee is $50.00 . If you are renewing your registration, there may be additional fees due at this time . Include these fees with your application form and check or money order made payable to “Office of Motor Vehicles” . Cash is not accepted . Mail your completed application and payment to: Office of Motor Vehicles Registration Section P O Box 64886 Baton Rouge LA 70896-4886 Allow 4-6 weeks for processing and delivery of your license plates and registration decals by mail to your home address . You will be notified by mail when your plates are ready for pick up at your local OMV office .

Pick up your license plates and registration decals at your local OMV office. You will need to present the following:

Your Louisiana driver’s license or ID card.

The notice you received in the mail indicating that your plates are ready for pick up.

If you are picking up license plates for a vehicle that has never been registered in Louisiana, you will need to present the following additional documents:

A completed application for registration and license plate. Include the required fee . Fees may vary depending on the type of license plate you choose. For a standard license plate, the fee is $24.50 . For a personalized license plate, the fee is $38.50 . For a vanity plate, the fee is $50 .00 . If you are renewing your registration , there may be additional fees due at this time . Include these fees with your application form and check or money order made payable to “Office of Motor Vehicles” . Cash is not accepted .

The vehicle title assigned to you by the previous owner OR if there is no title, a completed Application for Certificate of Title for a Vehicle (Form DPSMV 1799). This form must be notarized. The form must be accompanied by one of the following documents: The previous owner’s out-of-state registration receipt, or A bill of sale from the previous owner that includes all of the following information: The vehicle year, make and model; The name(s) and address(es) of the buyer(s); and The date of sale.

Proof of insurance on the vehicle.

An odometer disclosure statement if the vehicle is less than 10 years old.

Payment for all taxes and fees due at this time . Fees may vary depending on the type of license plate you choose. For a standard license plate, the fee is $24.50 . For a personalized license plate, the fee is $38.50 . For a vanity plate, the fee is $50 .00 . If you are renewing your registration , there may be additional fees due at this time . Include these fees with your application form and check or money order made payable to “Office of Motor Vehicles” . Cash is not accepted.

 

Passenger License Plates vs. Commercial License Plates in Louisiana

-Passenger license plates have 6 characters, while commercial license plates have 7 characters.

-Passenger license plates can be renewed online, while commercial license plates must be renewed in person.

-Passenger license plates cost $24, while commercial license plates cost $36.

Requirements:

-All vehicles must have a Louisiana assigned VIN number.

-The owner of the vehicle must apply for the plate in person at a local OMV office.

 

How to Register Your Vehicle as a New Louisiana Resident

To register your vehicle in Louisiana, you will need:

-A completed Application for Certificate of Title and Registration (Form DPSMV 1799)

-The out-of-state title or registration

-A valid Louisiana driver’s license

-Proof of insurance (an insurance card from your insurance company with your name, policy number and expiration date)

Documents Needed:

In order to complete the registration process, you will need to submit the following documents to the Office of Motor Vehicles:

• Application for Certificate of Title and Registration (Form DPSMV 1799)

• The out-of state title or registration

• A valid Louisiana driver’s license

• Proof of insurance (an insurance card from your insurance company with your name, policy number and expiration date)

Fees:

The fee for registering a vehicle in Louisiana is $68.50.

 

How to Register an Out-of-State Vehicle in Louisiana

You will need to have the following documents in order to register your out-of-state vehicle in Louisiana:

1. A completed Application for Certificate of Title and Registration (Form DPSMV 1799).

2. The vehicle’s current, out-of-state registration certificate.

3. A valid Louisiana driver’s license or ID card.

4. Proof of insurance for the vehicle you wish to register.

5. The required fees for registration and title transfer (see below).

Process:

1) Visit your local Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) location with the above listed documents and fees to begin the process of registering your out-of-state vehicle in Louisiana.

2) The OMV agent will review your documents and, if everything is in order, will issue you a Louisiana Certificate of Title and Registration along with license plates for your vehicle (if applicable). You will also be given a temporary registration which is valid for 60 days from the date of issue while your permanent registration is being processed by the OMV office; this should arrive within 30 days after you have registered your vehicle at the local OMV office.

 

Military Vehicle Registration in Louisiana (No Vehicle Reports Needed)

To be eligible to register a military vehicle in Louisiana, you must be a member of the United States armed forces stationed in Louisiana, or a member of the Louisiana National Guard. You must also have proof of insurance for the vehicle.

Required documents:

To register a military vehicle in Louisiana, you will need to provide the following documents:

-Proof of insurance for the vehicle

-The out-of-state title or registration (if applicable)

-A completed Application for Vehicle Registration and Certificate of Title (Form DPSMV 1799)

-The appropriate fees

Fees:

The fee to register a military vehicle in Louisiana is $8.50. If you are registering your vehicle for the first time, you will also need to pay a $68.50 title fee.

 

Smog Certification/Vehicle Inspection

The Smog Certification/Vehicle Inspection is a document that certifies that your vehicle has been inspected and meets the emissions standards set by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Where to get it:

You can get a Smog Certification/Vehicle Inspection at any Louisiana licensed vehicle inspection station.

How much it costs:

The cost of a Smog Certification/Vehicle Inspection is $10.

 

Smog Check Exemptions in Louisiana (Get Before Driving!)

If your vehicle falls into one of the following categories, the vehicle is exempt from having a smog test performed:

Farm tractors and farm equipment

Vehicles that are 40 years old or older

Exhibition/parade vehicles that are not used for transportation on a daily bases

Vehicles that regularly carry more than 15 passengers and required to obtain a commercial MVI sticker

Vehicles that exceed 20,000 pounds and require a commercial MVI sticker

The Louisiana smog test is $18. This smog test is valid for one year.

 

Conclusion

After you have chosen a Louisiana licensed vehicle dealer and have paid the required fee, you will be given a Louisiana assigned VIN. This VIN will be assigned to your vehicle and will be used to register your vehicle in the state of Louisiana.