In order to protect our customers and staff,access to our building will remain closed at this time.  Our staff is working remotely and will continue to deliver essential services.  Dealers and customers are urged to utilize this website for online services, such as licensing applications, filing complaints and viewing information concerning this Commission.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (225) 925-3870 or send an email to  If you need to submit paperwork, and you do not wish to use regular mail service, we have a drop slot in our door for your convenience. 



Facts for Consumers about Buying a Used Car

Buying a Used Car Before you start shopping for a car, you’ll need to do some homework. Spending time now may save you serious money later. Think about your driving habits, your needs, and your budget. You can learn about car models, options, and prices by reading newspaper ads, both display and classified.

New Applicants

New Applicants: Applicants applying for a new license must submit their application(s) to our office no later December 1, 2018. The licenses for any applications turned […]

Renewal Deadlines

Initial renewal deadline:
November 15th (Guaranteed license by January 01st)

Final renewal deadline:
December 31st – $100.00 late fee will be applied

February 01st – renewals received after this date must submit paper applications, initial requirements and $100.00 late fee

The Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission (LUMVC) was created by Act 773 of the 1984 Louisiana Legislature on September 4, 1984 and is composed of ten members appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate, which include five (5) used motor vehicle dealers, three (3) consumer representatives, one (1) dismantler and parts recycler representative, and one (1) auction representative. The LUMVC is the authority that licenses and regulates the used motor vehicle industry involving the sale of used motor vehicles. The Commission receives no state General Funds. Revenue is self-generated by licensing fees, auction transaction fees and fines. Chapter 4C Title 32 (R.S. 32:781 – 808) of the Louisiana Criminal Law and Motor Vehicle Handbook sets forth the definitions and general provisions for regulation of the used motor vehicle industry. Currently, there are over 6000 licensees that are governed by the LUMVC which include; used motor vehicle dealers, automotive dismantler and parts recyclers, motor vehicle crushers, rent with the option to purchase dealers, daily rental dealers, auction dealers, used parts and accessories dealers, and salespersons.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Commission meeting – October 19, 2020
  • State Holiday – November 11, 2020 – Veteran’s Day