Because of tax changes that came about during March’s special session of the legislature, boat buyers who purchase a boat from an individual are now sometimes required to pay taxes at the Louisiana Department of Revenue before registering their vessel with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

To expedite that registration process, a representative from the LDR will be at the LDWF headquarters in Baton Rouge every Monday to help process tax payments. 

Officials are hoping the partnership on Mondays will prevent people from having to visit both agencies to complete the transaction.

“We look forward to this partnership with the Department of Revenue, and we will continue to identify opportunities to provide the highest level of customer service for our citizens,” LDWF Secretary Charlie Melancon said in a news release.

“The partnership with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries represents a great opportunity to collaborate with other state agencies and provide the services needed for Louisiana taxpayers,” LDR Secretary Kimberly Lewis Robinson said. “We look forward to working with them to help expedite this process through this added convenience.”