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City of New Orleans Waives Brake Tag Late Fees for Orleans Parish Residents as Part of Amnesty Program in Effort to Bring More Vehicles into Safety Compliance

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced that late fees will temporarily be waived for residents whose brake tags, also known as inspection stickers, are expired. In order to avoid those late fees permanently, vehicles with expired brake tags must be re-inspected by Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

“Brake Tag inspections and Brake Tag stickers are indicators that drivers have taken appropriate steps to operate their vehicle safely,” said Sarah McLaughlin-Porteous, Acting Director of the Department of Public Works which oversees the Brake Tag program in the City of New Orleans. “Inspectors check to make sure headlights work, tail and brake lights work and that horns and brakes on vehicles are all in working order. This increases the likelihood that vehicles are operating safely and can see and warn other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists as they travel throughout the City.”

To view a full list of elements checked during a Brake Tag Inspection, visit the Brake Tag website here.

There are currently eight brake tag stations operating in Orleans Parish. Vehicles registered in Orleans Parish may only have their vehicle inspected in Orleans Parish.

Brake Tag Inspection Stations: 

  • Becnel’s Automotive, 1801 Newton St.
  • Brandt Goodyear, 13311 Chef Menteur Highway
  • Magic Bubbles Car Wash #3, 1901 Louisiana Ave.
  • Soft Touch Car Wash, 5270 Canal Blvd.
  • University Shell, 6201 S. Claiborne Ave.
  • Big Easy Tire & Lube, 5000 Old Gentilly Road
  • Delta Fuel, 3300 S. Claiborne Ave.
  • New Orleans East Tires, 7603 Chef Menteur Highway

Annual Brake Tag inspection stickers are $25 per year.

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