Annual & Semi-Annual Off-Road Equipment Permits
(Guidelines for use)
Annual Non-Critical and Semi-Annual Critical Off-Road Permits allow for the movement of such equipment on certain approved travel routes without having to purchase a permit for each individual move. Listed below are the rules governing the use of these permits.
Application: In general, application should be mailed or delivered to the Truck Permit Office. Customers applying for Annual Non-Critical Permits may fax their application provided they have a charge account or are using an approved credit card for payment. Requests for Semi-Annual Critical Off-Road Permits should include an application form, specified method of payment (check, credit card, charge account, etc.), and a “Critical Off-Road Mileage Report”, on which is recorded information such as odometer/hubometer readings and the miles traveled on Louisiana state highways for the designated six month period along with a power of attorney for the individual signing the application.
Fees: The fee for an Annual Non-Critical Off-Road Permit is $1,000.00. The fee for the Semi-Annual Critical Off-Road Permit is calculated using the following formula:
# of lbs. overweight x $0.07/ton x # of miles in 6 mos. + $25 (Administrative fee) 2000
Companies utilizing the semi-annual permit must estimate the total mileage they will travel in the first six months and note it on the “Critical Off-Road Mileage Report” form. The fee, to be paid when the permit is issued, will then be calculated using the formula and be based on the estimated mileage. After six (6) months, another mileage report shall be submitted to the Truck Permit Office. The original permit fee will be changed to reflect the actual number of miles traveled and the customer’s account adjusted accordingly. The permit for the next six months will then be issued using the actual mileage figure listed on the mileage report form. This procedure will be followed semi-annually for all subsequent permits issued.
Issuance: Both permits will be issued according to normal procedures. An embossed seal will be placed on each finished permit to verify its authenticity. The permit, along with a LA DOTD “Approved Travel Routes for Overweight Vehicles” map will be mailed to the customer.
Special Requests: In situations where the vehicle must leave the approved route system, the company shall fax the Truck Permit Office a “Request to Travel Off of Approved Off-Road Routes” form, on which will be listed the off-system routes to be traveled and the origin and/or destination of the move, whichever is applicable. The Permit Office will then review the information and determine whether or not the proposal is acceptable. It approved, the request form will be initialed by a permit supervisor and faxed back to the company. If it cannot be approved as submitted, the supervisor will make whatever adjustments are necessary, initial the changes on the form and return it to the company. There will be no additional charge to the company for this travel, unless a bridge analysis is required in order for the vehicle to leave its point of origin or access its destination. In these cases a separate overweight permit will be issued for the extended travel and a structural evaluation fee will be added to the cost of the permit.