How to Apply for Car Registration in Louisiana

To apply for a Louisiana vehicle registration after getting a new or used car, truck, minivan or SUV, you must visit your local Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) in person. You may also submit your application materials by mail.

The specific documents you must submit during your office visit will vary depending on whether you purchased your vehicle from a private seller or from a licensed Louisiana dealership. If you wish to register a new vehicle from a dealer, for instance, you must submit a Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin as proof of ownership. To obtain DMV registration credentials for a used automobile, you must submit a reassigned certificate of title.

To learn more about DMV car registration and how to apply for new credentials after acquiring a motor vehicle, review the information below.

How to Get Vehicle Registration Records in Louisiana

To obtain new car registration credentials for your motor vehicle, you must provide the Louisiana OMV with several important documents as proof of your eligibility to register the automobile. These documents include:

  • A reassigned certificate of title or Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin.
  • An official OMV Vehicle Application form.
  • Proof of photo identification.
  • Proof of valid car insurance.