A Louisiana license plate is a rectangular piece of metal that vehicles must display on their front and rear sides, providing information about vehicle ownership and registration. Louisiana license plates are the official identification tags for vehicles in the state of Louisiana. Louisiana license plates must be renewed annually, and the cost of renewal varies depending on the type of vehicle and other factors.
Louisiana offers different types of license plates to its residents depending on their eligibility.
- Military Veteran – available to any military veteran who served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces
- Retired Veteran – designated for honorably discharged veterans
- Korean War Veteran – available to any Louisiana resident who can provide proof of their service in the Korean War, whether they saw combat or not
- Desert Storm Veteran – available to military veterans who served during Operation Desert Storm in the early 1990s
- Vietnam Veteran – available to veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have served during the Vietnam War (between 1964 and 1975)
- Universities/Colleges – there are over 60 participating Louisiana universities and colleges, including LSU, Tulane, and Loyola. The design of the plate varies based on the institution, often featuring the school’s logo or mascot.
- Organization/Service – specialty plates that represent different organizations and services, such as the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation and Louisiana Firefighter
- Louisiana High Schools – Louisiana residents can choose from a wide range of high schools, both public and private, to display on their license plates
- Sorority/Fraternity – available for alumni and current members of sororities and fraternities
Other types of plates in Louisiana include specialized plates for commercial, farm, trailer, and motorcycle vehicles, as well as plates for military service members, disabled drivers, and special interests.