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Q. What do I do about a flag on my driver's license or an insurance cancellation notice I received?
A. You may call (225) 925-6146 and select option 1. Please have your Louisiana driver’s license number available. You may also visit your local Motor Vehicle Reinstatement Offices. We do not provide reinstatement status on-line.
NOTE: You will not be able to renew your license plate or driver’s license until the flag is cleared.
All cancellations of insurance are reported by the insurance companies to this Department. In order to clear the cancellation/flag from your record, you will need one of the following:
- New insurance information (card or copy of policy) with coverage effective on or prior to the cancellation date from a company authorized to do business in Louisiana.
- Turn in the license plate within ten days from the date of your cancellation notice.
- Provide proof the vehicle was sold, traded, junked, salvaged, totaled, repossessed, returned to lessor, or registered out of state within ten days of the cancellation date.
If the information/compliance is dated after the cancellation date, you will owe a reinstatement fee according to the schedule below.
2 - 30 days uninsured $125.00
31 - 90 days uninsured $275.00
91 days or more uninsured $525.00
If clearing all cancellations on the same day, there is a reinstatement cap of $850.00 in addition to a $25.00 administrative fee for each cancellation record.
If you are 65 years old or older, the cap is $250.00.
MAIL IN: MONEY ORDER, CASHIER’S CHECK OR CERTIFIED CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
TELEPHONE: A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD, AN ADDITIONAL $5.00 CONVENIENCE FEE WILL BE ASSESSED. PLEASE CALL (225) 925-6146 AND CHOOSE OPTION 4.
LOCAL MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICE: CASH, MONEY ORDER, CASHIER’S CHECK OR CERTIFIED CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES; OR E-CHECK, AN ADDITIONAL $1.00 CONVENIENCE FEE WILL BE ASSESSED; OR A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD, AN ADDITIONAL $1.25 PLUS 1% OF THE TOTAL CHARGE WILL BE ASSESSED
R.S.32:479 AUTHORIZES AN ADDITIONAL OFFICE FEE TO BE ASSESSED FOR REINSTATEMENTS PROCESSED BY CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICES.
Office of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 64886
Baton Rouge, LA 70896