Use the tab key and the mouse to get from field to field. Give the information the way you would if you were actually talking to a permit agent. Some more specific tips are:
When you get to the Origin and Destination fields, key in the first letter of the city you want, open the drop down list and highlight it. If it’s not on there, just select the city on the list that is closest and note the actual city in the comments of the application.
It is extremely important to be as specific and complete as possible when proving route information, particularly the starting and ending points. On oversize permits, it is a good idea to go ahead and note your GVW, if available, in the comments of the application.
On overweight permits, enter the number of axles in a set and the weight of each set. For example, a normal five axle truck and trailer combination would be 1 @ 12000, 2 @ 44000 and 2 @ 44,000.........gross 100,000. The axle spacings are not required at this time, but probably will be at some time in the future. For the tire size, enter only the width figure of the tire size in inches (ex: 11.0).
When entering mileage, put on a single numerical figure like "50", instead of "50 miles" or "0-50." The same thing goes when you’re entering dimensions. For example, PERBA doesn’t understand "Legal" for the overall height, so use 13' 6" or better still, whatever the actual size is (sometimes even legal isn’t small enough to fit under or through some structures or construction areas).
Don’t forget to scroll to the very end of the application form. There is a space at the end for comments like the name and contact phone number of the person submitting the application (very nice for us to have), letter dates and other helpful information.
After you enter all of your information, click on "Submit" to send it to us. PERBA will give you a tracking number for that permit application. If you need another permit at that point, click on "Request Permit." If you want to check the status of your permit, click on "Track Permits." This shows when it was submitted, received and issued.
A SURETY BOND must be posted with the Truck Permit Office to establish a permit charge account. The bonding insurance agency must execute the bond in the minimum amount of $1,000.00 or in increments of $1,000.00 to an amount equal to the customer's monthly billing. It is required that the original of the bond, a Power of Attorney for the principal and a Power of Attorney for the insurance company be furnished to the Truck Permit Office.
Customers who fail to pay the full invoice amount of a Charge Account within thirty (30) days of the billing date may have further charging privileges revoked and the Department may execute their Charge Account Bond.
A Charge Account allows a customer to purchase books of blank permit forms which may be activated as needed by the permittee. In order to cover printing and handling costs, a book of fifty (50) permit forms is sold for $5.00.
A Control Permit Form (C-Form) can be activated by filling it out completely in ink and then placing a telephone call to the Truck Permit Office. The form is not valid without the Permit Number which is supplied by the DOTD Permit Issuing Official at the time of Activation.
The white original sheet of the Permit must be carried with the vehicle for which it was issued at all times. The yellow copy must be mailed to the Truck Permit Office within twenty-four (24) hours of the Permit's activation.
For additional information, please feel free to call (225) 377-7146.
All correspondence for Oversize/Overweight Permits should be mailed to the address below.