Replacing a Lost CDL in Louisiana
Apply for a duplicate commercial driver's license with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV). You can apply in person if you're in state or by mail if you're out of state. The OMV won't issue a replacement CDL if your license is within 90 days of renewal.
It's illegal to drive a commercial truck or any commercial vehicle without your valid CDL; avoid employment down time by applying as soon as possible. Also, help avoid identity theft by reporting your lost CDL to local and state authorities.
In-State Replacement CDL in Louisiana
Head to your local LA OMV office and bring:
- The required proofs of:
- Additional CDL-related documents.
- The LA OMV will want to see your medical card and possibly other documents such as proof of endorsement(s).
- Cash payment for the $5 duplicate CDL fee and a maximum of $6 for parish fees.
Out-of-State LA Duplicate CDL
If you're currently out of state but have a permanent Louisiana address (NOT a post office box), you can apply for a replacement CDL by mail.
- A completed Temporarily Residing Out of State Application for Reconstructed Duplicate/Renewal License/ID Card application.
- Copies of your:
- Current medical card.
- Proofs of identity and residency (see above).
- You may also need to provide paperwork for any endorsements you have on your commercial driver's license.
- Payment for the $5 duplicate CDL fee and any parish fees.
Mail the above to:
Office of Motor Vehicles
Attention: Reconstructed License
P.O. Box 64886
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
Allow up to 10 days for your duplicate CDL to be processed and mailed to your out-of-state address.
Renew vs. Replace Your Louisiana CDL
The LA OMV won't replace your license if it's within 90 days of the renewal; at this point, you must renew your license.
For details, jump over to our page on Renewing Your CDL in Louisiana.