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, 2020. The licenses for any applications turned […]

Renewal Deadlines

House Concurrent Resolution 71

COVID-19 Emergency Rule

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

February 01st – renewals received after this date must submit paper applications, and pay a $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:

  • State Holiday – December 25, 2023
  • State Holiday – December 26, 2023
  • State Holiday – January 01, 2024
  • State Holiday –  January 02, 2024
  • State Holiday –  January 08, 2024
  • State Holiday – January 15, 2024