Regional OMV and Public Tag Offices reopen today; Natchitoches office remains closed

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The Times contacted the Natchitoches OMV office Tuesday to confirm they were closed due to the shut down as were independently owned affiliates that offer title and license services. The offices remained closed Wednesday, Nov.20

Throughout the weekend, representatives from the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles and the Office of Technology Services have worked to restore network connections and customer services across the state.  With significant progress in the network restoration, OMV officials anticipate opening eight main regional offices on Monday, Nov. 25.  In addition, all Public Tag Agents will be open and available to assist with vehicle registrations only.

The regional offices to reopen include:

  • Baton Rouge – 7701 Independence Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • New Orleans – 100 Veterans Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124
  • Shreveport – 9310 Normandie Drive, Shreveport, LA 71118
  • Lake Charles – 951 Main Street, Lake Charles, LA 70615
  • Alexandria – 5602 Coliseum Boulevard, Alexandria, LA 71303
  • Monroe – 5171 Northeast Road, Monroe, LA 71203
  • Lafayette – 3241 N.W. Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette, LA 70507
  • Thibodaux – 1424 Tiger Drive, Thibodaux, LA 70301
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Locations for Public Tag Agent offices can be found at: www.dps.louisiana.gov/autotitle.nsf.

While many systems are back online, OTS technicians will be at each location to troubleshoot any issues.  The public is asked to exercise patience and conduct only vital time sensitive OMV business during the limited regional openings.  Non-critical personal OMV needs should be held until the system is fully stabilized and expanded to all field offices. Additionally, the LSP Fingerprinting and Background Check and Concealed Handgun Permit offices will not be open to the public at this time.

Troopers will continue to exercise discretion when encountering recently expired driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations during the limited regional openings.  The Office of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Public Safety appreciate the public’s patience and cooperation during this restoration process.

Public safety and professional service to the citizens of Louisiana remains a top priority.