ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES AND PENALTIES
Vehicle Registration and Licensing Violations
Improper License Registration
IMPROPER LICENSE OR REGISTRATION (See ADDENDUM A-8, 9, 10 and 11)
If a vehicle domiciled in Louisiana is operating with an improper Louisiana license or registration (full or apportioned), the penalty will be:
Vehicles domiciled in Louisiana which have improper Louisiana license plates (full or apportioned) or an unlawful Louisiana registration will be impounded until the proper licenses are purchased or the vehicles are properly registered.
25% of the annual cost of the proper license. The driver will be required to purchase the proper Louisiana license from the Vehicle Registration Bureau (of the Office of Motor Vehicles, Department of Public Safety). The cost of the Louisiana license on the vehicle will be credited toward the cost of the proper license.
· Exception: The driver may deposit improper Louisiana license plates with the enforcement officer instead of having the vehicle impounded and having to purchase the proper license and registration immediately. A receipt will be provided which will notify the owner or driver to appear within five (5) days to purchase the proper license or properly register the vehicle or combination of vehicles and to pay any penalty which is due. The receipt will also serve as a temporary license plate for five (5) days. An OMV form 1757 must be presented to the Weights and Standards Office to clear the status of such a violation ticket.
If a vehicle domiciled outside Louisiana exceeds its licensed gross weight, the penalty will be: