OVERSIZE AND OVERWEIGHT PERMIT LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Types of PermitsOFF-ROAD EQUIPMENT PERMIT – SEMI-ANNUAL CRITICAL:
Off-Road Equipment Permit (Semi-Annual Non-Critical)
This permit is for vehicles that are classified as Critical Off-Road Equipment. In general, included in this category are vehicles that have more than single-single, single-tandem, or tandem-tandem axle configurations (for example, include more than four total axles or one or more tridum or quadrum axles), exceed 30,000 pounds on a single axle or 54,000 pounds on a tandem axle and/or have a booster axle. Reasonable oversize dimensions will be covered as well; however, all appropriate escort regulations will apply. The permit allows for travel throughout Louisiana on highways designated on the “LA DOTD APPROVED TRAVEL ROUTES FOR OVERWEIGHT LOADS” map. The permit is valid for six (6) calendar months and the cost is $0.07 per ton-mile, based on the amount the vehicle is overweight and the total miles traveled during the life of the permit. These permits are issued on computer generated forms, and may be obtained by mail from the Truck Permit Office or the Louisiana Truck Center.