UPDATE: There is no date set for the re-opening of several OMV locations around the state that were closed due to COVID.
State officials say they are waiting on test results and the sanitizing of the locations. As soon as re-opening dates are known, they will announce them.
After several calls from viewers this morning, we reached out to the state about the closure of several OMV offices.
The Lafayette office is closed until further notice, according to a sign on the door. Also closed are the offices in Lake Charles and Crowley.
Here's what we've received:
Due to precautions related to the COVID-19 response, Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Karen St. Germain has announced that several additional OMV locations will be closed effective today. During the closure, online OMV services will remain available to the public. Citizens may also take advantage of available Public Tag Agent locations.
In addition to previously closed offices, OMV locations in Alexandria, Lafayette, Monroe, and Shreveport will remain closed to the public upon the positive testing of an OMV employee. The OMV employee testing positive for COVID-19 served in an administrative role at several locations and did not have interactions with the public.
Customers are urged to continue utilizing the OMV website at www.expresslane.org [expresslane.org] for available online services such as driver license renewals, identification card renewals, official driving records, and duplicate registrations.
Customers are also encouraged to check their driver license status by visiting www.expresslane.org [expresslane.org] regarding flags, blocks, suspensions or disqualifications. If a customer has flags on their record, they must clear those flags prior to obtaining any OMV services.
The following OMV offices are closed until further notice:
If customers are seeking reinstatements, these will only be provided via phone, mail or a Public Tag Agency. Those customers seeking reinstatements must use one of the following options:
OMV Call Center:
225-925-6146 – Option #3
OMV Mail Center:
P.O. Box 64886
Baton Rouge, La. 70896
Contact your local PTA to ensure they can provide the reinstatement service you need.
For an up to date and complete listing of all open OMV locations and PTA offices, please visit our website at https://offices.omv.la.gov/ [offices.omv.la.gov]