Frequently asked questions??
To Setup and Use a Web Account
1. How do I get started?
2. Once the Permit Application Form is on the screen, What do I need to look for first?
3. After Submitting the application, What happens next?
4. Do I have to be a charge customer? Must I fill out and use a blank permit form to order an Internet permit.
No, you do not have to a charge customer to apply for permits via the Internet. However, if you are not a charge customer, you can purchase permits for oversize only and you must use a Prepaid Oversize ("A") form to apply (NOTE: For more information on using Prepaid Oversize Permits for Internet applications, see the Truck Permits, under memo's web page). Charge customers may use a control ("C") form. However, it’s actually best not to use a form, unless your driver is in the field and does not have access to a fax machine. In those cases, simply apply for your permit through the Web, supplying the number on the form the driver has. When you receive the fax copy of your permit, just give the driver the permit number and issuing official to note on his form. NOTE: It is very important that you also pass along any changes to the permit information that may have been made by the permit office (Ex: route revisions). If you have already filled out the form, these changes should be made on the form itself and the issuing official’s initials noted beside each.
5. What are the main things to keep in mind when I’m entering permit application information?
6. What types of permits can be issued through Internet and are there any that do not need to be reviewed ?
To Setup a Charge Account:
1. Cash Bond
To establish a CASH BOND, a cashier's check or a certified check must be posted with the Truck Permit Office. To execute the bond, the check amount should be in the minimum amount of $1,000.00 or increments of $1,000.00 to an amount equal to the customer's monthly billing. It is also required that your Federal Identification number be furnished when opening you account.
Customers who fail to pay the full invoice amount of a charge account within thirty (30) days of the billing date may have further privileges revoked and the Department will close you account.
A charge account allows a customer to purchase books of blank permit forms which may be activated as eeded 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 correspondences for Oversize/Overweight Permits should be mailed to the address below:
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Attention: Truck Permit Office
Post Office Box 94042
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9042
2. Charge Account