NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Stephen Campbell and City and State officials to celebrate the grand opening of the new Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) located in the Lakewood Plaza Shopping Center at 7500 Bullard Avenue in New Orleans East.
“We are committed to rebuilding New Orleans East and delivering on our promise to restore critical services and shopping options to the neighborhood. Our residents will now be able to access essential services at the new Office of Motor Vehicles without having to drive miles across town or outside of our city,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.
Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Stephen Campbell said, “The Office of Motor Vehicles is proud to be a part of the continued revitalization of New Orleans. The office will provide much needed additional service to our New Orleans East customers.”
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Conveniently located at the Lakewood Plaza Shopping Center on Bullard Avenue and Morrison Street, this OMV location will offer: Driver’s License renewal, Vehicle Registration renewal, ID issuance and renewal, Handicap Placard issuance and renewal, Commercial Driver’s License renewal, and no Hazmat endorsement. Customers may also turn in license plates and replace lost/stolen or cancelled plates. At this time, this location does not provide title transfers or reinstatement services.
City Council President Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson said, “We are so glad that the City and State were able to partner together and open this new Office of Motor Vehicles. Increasing access to OMV services will make life easier and the quality of life better for all New Orleans citizens!”
Councilmember-at-Large Stacy Head said, “In early 2012, I brought together State officials from the Office of Motor Vehicles, members of New Orleans’ state legislative delegation, and interim District E Councilmember Freddie Charbonnet to coordinate the return of the Office of Motor Vehicles in New Orleans East. I am thrilled that our work has paid off and that today we are able to celebrate its grand opening! Bringing businesses and services back to New Orleans East remains one of my top priorities and I anticipate that more good news will follow soon, as my office is working closely with Entergy and the Sewerage and Water Board to establish satellite offices at or near the new OMV. Locating government offices such as the OMV and satellite utility offices improves not only the quality of life of New Orleans East residents but also encourages new ancillary services and businesses such as attorney offices and restaurants.”
District D Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell said, “This OMV satellite office will serve not only New Orleans East residents, it will provide better access to basic services for all New Orleanians. Being able to renew your driver’s license or registration close to home will make life easier. I applaud the partnership between our city and state officials to make this happen. It took a lot of coordination with our delegation in Baton Rouge, the City of New Orleans, and the state administration to make this a reality.”
District E Councilmember James A. Gray, II said, “A satellite office of the Louisiana State Office of Motor Vehicles is open in District E sooner than scheduled because of my active and vigorous intervention. As a result, we now have in our neighborhood a state drivers’ license office that should attract people from other parishes, an underdeveloped shopping center now has an anchor business to stimulate development, and development in the area is accelerating. In the months before opening the OMV, the Lakewood Plaza shopping center added four new businesses ---a sporting goods store, a Dollar Tree, a hair salon and a driver’s-education service. District E is booming. And the best is yet to come.”S
State Senator Edwin R. Murray said, “The services provided by the Office of Motor Vehicles are absolutely essential and this office’s convenient location in New Orleans East will help connect citizens with them. I want to thank our city and state leaders for working together to bring real results to residents of New Orleans East.”
State Senator J.P. Morrell said, “New Orleans is a large and dynamic city and our residents deserve convenient access to important services like those provided by the Office of Motor Vehicles. The new OMV at the Lakewood Plaza Shopping Center is the perfect location.”
State Representative Austin Badon said, “The new Office of Motor Vehicles location is a welcome addition to New Orleans East. Residents will no longer have to drive across New Orleans or over the Mississippi River to receive the essential services the OMV provides. I want to thank the City and State for working together to bring our residents this important office.”
State Representative Wesley Bishop said, “The Office of Motor Vehicles provides vital services like receiving a State of Louisiana issued ID, renewing a Driver’s License, or picking up a Handicap Placard. This new, convenient location at the Lakewood Plaza Shopping Center makes these services more accessible for our citizens in New Orleans East.”