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How to Lookup Any Louisiana License Plate Number

1. Private databases purchase, organize, and sell information to consumers. These databases are run by private companies, not State or Federal government organizations. This is the easiest option for consumers looking for information because it involves the least amount of work.

Our sponsors are an example of a private database that sells information. Simply start your search by typing a license plate number in the search field on the right.

2. Another option is to request the information from the state. For the state of Louisiana, the form you need is located here:
Louisiana Vehicle Records Request Form

3. One more option is to hire a private investigator. This is the most expensive option, but it could prove useful.

Louisiana State Motor Vehicle Agency:

Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles

1300 7979 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806



The recovery of license plate records varies by state. In some cases, license plate and driving records may only be accessible by the registered owner of the vehicle. In addition, there may be a fee to access the information.

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety is another agency that keeps driving and license plate related records in Louisiana. Contacting this agency, you may find information related to drivers licenses, registrations, renewals, and more.

Louisiana Department of Public Safety contact info:
Phone Number: 318- 435-2148
Office Address: 7979 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Website: http://www.dps.state.la.us

The Louisiana Department of Transportation also keeps records related to license plates, registrations, and driving records along with numerous other services.

Louisiana Department of Transportation contact info:
Phone Number: 225-379-1232
Office Address:  1201 Capitol Access Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Website: http://www.dotd.louisiana.gov

Louisiana DMV Resources
The DMV in A Nut Shell
The Louisiana DMV offers quite a number of services that benefit the entire Commonwealth of Louisiana. The more vital resources include auto new and reissued drivers license, auto registration, license plate services, delinquent bill collections, learners permits, chauffeur license service, and auto insurance checking. To more fully explain the functions of these vital areas, they will be broken down into sub areas.

Auto New and Re Issued Drivers Licenses
Depending on the status of the applicant, a person will be issued a new drivers license or a updated drivers license. The issuing of the license is contingent upon the applicant passing a written and driving portion of an examination. In addition to these requirements, applicants must pass a eye examination and pay the required fees. Upon the successful completion of all of these requirements, a brand new or updated personal drivers license will be issued.

Auto Registration
At the time of the initial purchase, the buyer of a car must pay a auto registration fee. The car title is transferred at this time and a new title is issued, along with a registration certificate, which is good until the registration date expires. Then the process repeats itself.

License Plate Services
In Louisiana, during the process of purchasing a car, your are issued a temporary license plate made from paper. This temporary plate is issued by the DMV and they will send you a metal plate around 30 days or less. Once you receive your metal plate, you will notice that a sticker containing a expiration year is attached to the plate. When it is time to renew your plate, the DMV will send you a letter / card combo to fill out and return for advanced renewal. If you don’t utilize this process, you can report to the closest DMV and renew your plate that way.

Delinquent Bill Collections
The DMV is a business and are out to build revenue. Collecting fees and over due fines is a major income source for the State of Louisiana. Before you can obtain new registrations and licenses, all delinquent past neglected fees and bills must be brought up to date. This is just common business practice and must be put into play.

Learners Permits
Usually this applies to first time drivers, who are mainly early teenagers. Once they obtain a learners permit from the DMV, they can practice driving with a licensed driver. Also, they have the option of signing up with a driving school and upon completion, receiving a discount on insurance rates.

Chauffeur License Service
This is a license for professional drivers. Any person who will be transporting the general public from place to place is required to obtain this type of license. For many individuals, obtaining a chauffeurs license is a opportunity to go into business. This type of license opens up a whole new world of opportunities. However, don’t take the test lightly; The testing is very rigorous and exacting. Quite a few people must retake this test numerous times before they pass. It has to be this way because you will be transporting the general public.

Auto Insurance Checking
When you walk into the DMV you must have proof of insurance of the car that you will be driving. This is mandatory and no exceptions are allowed.

In Louisiana, the rules and regulations are set in stone for the public’s protection. The DMV is considered a large bureaucracy that sparks up resentment in many individuals. However, this is a necessary evil that benefits all, regardless of the state that you live in.