OVERSIZE AND OVERWEIGHT PERMIT LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Types of PermitsWASTE VEHICLE PERMITS: ($10.00 per year)
These permits are for waste disposal trucks which have single axles on the rear and which exceed the legal limitation for axle weight on the rear axle. This permit will allow a maximum of 23,000 pounds on the rear axle. The overweight axle must be equipped with dual-mounted tires and the tires on the overweight axle must have a width of 10.00 or larger. These trucks must have been in actual use in Louisiana by January 1, 1977; trucks purchased after this date do not qualify and must meet the legal limitation. This permit is valid for one (1) year and must be of legal weight for travel on Interstate highways.
Vehicles with a valid Waste Vehicle Permit are not prohibited from traveling at night, during moderate rain, or on holidays. These permits are issued on computer generated permit forms from the Truck Permit Office, the Louisiana Truck Center or by Web application.