***ATTENTION: Due To A Software Update, The Louisiana Driver’s License And ID System Will Be Down From Friday 7/23 At 4:30 Through Saturday 7/24. The Metairie And Harvey Locations Will Be Open For Title Transfers Only On Saturday. Driver’s Licenses And IDs Will Be Available Again On Monday.***
Driver's Licenses can now be issued Monday through Saturday! We are contracted with, and authorized by, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles to issue Official Louisiana Driver’s Licenses. We interface with the State and use the same camera system, so we can issue first time licenses (TIP upgrades), renew your Driver’s License, issue a duplicate Drivers License, or change the address on your current Driver’s License. You are out in minutes instead of hours!
Real ID’s can now be issued Monday through Saturday! We are contracted with, and authorized by, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles to issue Official Louisiana Driver’s Licenses. We interface with the State and use the same camera system, so we can issue first time licenses (TIP upgrades), renew your Driver’s License, issue a duplicate Drivers License, or change the address on your current Driver’s License. You are out in minutes instead of hours!
We are conveniently located in Metairie on Veterans between David Drive and Lafreniere Park, across Vets from Office Depot and Baby’s R Us.
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SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
Although you will not need to be Real ID-compliant for air travel until October 1, 2020, ABC Title can issue them now. After October 1, 2020, visitors seeking access to military bases and federal facilities must have a driver’s license or identification card that is Real ID compliant. Simply bring one primary form of ID, two secondary forms, and two proofs of residency. For your Real ID Checklist click here and for frequently asked questions regarding the RealID, click here.
*NOTE: If your primary document (Passport or Birth Certificate) reflects your maiden name, then you must also bring your marriage license.
Every new driver must obtain a Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP) from the OMV, take Driver’s Education, and a road skills test at the OMV or with a third party provider prior to obtaining a Driver’s License regardless of age. (Click here to schedule a road skills test with Nola Driving Institute – They are conveniently located in our building and you can come to us immediately upon completion to get your license).
Applicants who are 16 years old are eligible for an Intermediate License (click for details) after having a learners permit for 180 days. Once an applicant with a learner’s permit reaches the age of 17, he or she is eligible for full license. Applicants over 17 years of age are not required to apply for a permit or intermediate license.
Bring your TIP, sealed envelope containing the results of the road skills test, and proof of insurance if you own a car. If you are under 18 years of age, bring your birth certificate and your parent or legal guardian with their ID.
When your Driver’s License expires, there is no quicker or easier way to renew than visiting ABC Title of Metairie. Simply bring your proof of auto insurance (if you own a car) and be ready to take another picture. You will also be required to pass an eye exam, so be sure to bring your glasses or wear your contact lens. Most people are finished with their new Driver’s License in hand in under 15 minutes… Scaryfast!
Lost your Driver’s License? Don’t worry, at ABC Title of Boutte we can print a duplicate Driver’s License in minutes instead of hours. Be sure to bring your proof of insurance if you own a car and be ready to take another picture. (if you are under 18 years of age, bring your Certificate of Enrollment from school, birth certificate and your parent or legal guardian with their ID).
Did you recently move? Did you know that you can be cited by a police officer for an incorrect address on your Driver’s License? ABC Title of Metairie can update the address on your Driver’s License in just a few minutes. Bring your proof of insurance if you own a vehicle and get ready to smile for your new picture. *EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 16th ALL CHANGES OF ADDRESS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ONE PROOF OF RESIDENCY. FOR A LIST OF ACCEPTABLE PROOFS CLICK HERE.
An applicant must possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license or learner’s permit. An applicant must provide an original certificate of completion of the Department of Public Safety, Motorcycle Safety, Awareness and Operators Training Program to ABC Title (this is a small card reading “Basic Motorcycle Operators Training Course).
Public Tag Agencies are not allowed to add the MC endorsement if testing is handled by any other entity at this time.
If you have a lifetime hunting license, lifetime fishing license, Firearm and Hunter’s Education certificate of completion or Boating Safety Education certificate of competition, ABC Title can add the appropriate endorsement to your driver’s license. Simply bring us your license and/or certificates. Regular driver’s license fees apply.
Did you know that if you ask, you can have an emergency contact added to your Driver’s License record? In the event of an accident, a police officer can access emergency contact information using the Driver’s License number if you are unable to communicate. In a separate transaction, a contact name, address, relationship and multiple contact numbers can be added. Add a loved one’s contact information to your Driver’s License or add your contact information to your minor child’s Driver’s License. It is a fast and easy transaction that can be completed along with a duplicate, renewal, or change of address. This can also be a stand-alone transaction. Let ABC Title provide you with this additional level of security and peace of mind.
Ask us about adding your blood type to your driver’s license. This is a way to get some extra peace of mind for you or your minor children who drive and there is no additional fee if you are adding it in conjunction with another Driver’s License transaction. In the event of an emergency, medical provider’s can act fast. This also compliments the Organ Donor indicator and the emergency contact information.
A. We accept cash, debit, and all major credit cards (including AMEX). Note there is an additional 3% fee for credit card payments. We do not accept personal checks.
A. Regular 6-year Class E Driver’s License with no endorsements or late fees cost $32.50 plus our $18.00 Convenience Fee. For a full chart of fees click here.
A. ABC Title of Metairie may be able to help you. Check out our Reinstatement Services page or call us for additional information.
A. Unfortunately, this is not a service that a Public Tag Agency can provide. This service is a service that we may be able to provide in the future.
A. Unfortunately, you must visit your local DMV for the initial issuance. Public Tag Agents like ABC Title of Metairie can help you with renewals, changes of address, and duplicates. For a list of DMV Locations, click here.
A. Not currently. But we are hopeful that this service will be extended to Public Tag Agencies in the near future.
A. We are permitted to charge an $18.00 Convenience Fee a bit more than the DMV. How much is your time worth? By using us, you can avoid hours of sitting and waiting.
A. In order to maintain updated records, the state requires a new photo with every renewal, change, or duplicate.
A. We can renew your Driver’s License if you already have this endorsement. However, you must visit your local DMV to add a first time endorsement.
A. You can renew as early as 180 days (six months) before the expiration date.
A. After July 2015 the state fee increased, but Driver’s Licenses are valid for 6 years.
A. That is a “Vanity Indicator” that anyone can get. The cost is an additional $5.00 per year.
A. You will not need the RealID until the year 2020. We hope to be able to provide this service by then. For more information click here.