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There are several types of state-issued ID cards. The most common of these cards include a state ID card, the class E driver’s license, and a commercial driver’s license (CDL). This guide focuses on the use, cost, and ways to obtain each of these ID cards.

This LibGuide will provide:

  • basic information about a driver's license and other identification in Louisiana;
  • Provide basic information on the process of obtaining a driver's license;  and
  • resources for additonal information and services.

What this libguide cannot do:

  • provide a full and complete guide to obtaining a driver's license;
  • replace the normal application process; or
  • replace the advice of an attorney. 

Obtaining a driver's license is a common legal issue and does not require a lawyer. 

This libguide is still in development and the information is not guaranteed to be accurate. For additional resources and/or to find assistance in your parish, visit


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