OVERSIZE AND OVERWEIGHT PERMIT LAWS AND REGULATIONS
General RegulationsThe Truck Permit Office and the DOTD Weight Enforcement Office may authorize check weights at stationary enforcement units in certain circumstances. Authorization for check weight must be confirmed before movement of the vehicle in Louisiana may begin. Authorization for check weights on those vehicles which are carrying loads that are ineligible for permits should be obtained from the DOTD Stationary Weight Enforcement Office. Authorization for check weights on those vehicles which are eligible for permits should be obtained from the Truck Permit Office.
Courtesy check weights will be given to vehicles that have a valid overweight permit and are routed through a DOTD Stationary Scale.
In order to obtain a check weight, those vehicles which are eligible for permits must have a valid OVERWEIGHT PERMIT for at least the minimum permitted weight. If the vehicle is both oversize and overweight, the vehicle must have a valid OVERSIZE/OVERWEIGHT PERMIT. If the vehicle does not match the license number or serial number provided to the Truck Permit Office, or if the OVERWEIGHT PERMIT number does not agree with the number provided, then the vehicle will be penalized