The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says commercial licenses can now be renewed online.
People who have commercial licenses from the department can renew them at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/licenses.
Until now, commercial licenses could be renewed only by mail or in person at the department's office in Baton Rouge.
The department says the new choice is both more convenient for customers and lets the department provide quicker service.
Several New Orleans tour guides have asked a federal judge to bar the city from enforcing licensing regulations requiring them to pass a history exam, drug test and criminal background check.
U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan didn't immediately rule Thursday after hearing arguments in a lawsuit filed on behalf of four guides who claim the rules violate their free speech rights.
A city attorney asked Morgan to dismiss the suit, arguing the regulations are designed to protect the public.