ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES AND PENALTIES
Vehicle Registration and Licensing Violations
Expired or No License or Registration
If a vehicle domiciled in Louisiana is operating with an expired Louisiana license or registration or no Louisiana license or registration, the penalty will be:
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).
Vehicles domiciled in Louisiana which have an expired Louisiana license or no Louisiana license and registration will be impounded until the proper licenses are purchased or the vehicles are properly registered.
· Exception: Any driver who has a valid Louisiana driver’s license a may deposit the license 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 a license or registration for the vehicle and to pay any penalty which is due. This receipt will also serve as a temporary Louisiana Driver’s license for 30 days. If the proper license plates and registration have not been purchased within the five (5) day period, the driver’s license will be forwarded to the Department of Public Safety by the DOTD Weights and Standards (Police Force), and the driver’s license will be suspended. An OMV for 1757 must be presented to the Weights and Standards Office to clear the status of such a violation ticket.