ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES AND PENALTIES
Over Permitted Gross Weight Only
If a vehicle, vehicle combination, or vehicle/load combination exceeds the gross vehicle weight but not the axle weight allowed by a valid permit, a penalty will be assessed from the Overweight Penalty Schedule. The penalty will be based on all pounds in excess of the permit’s gross vehicle weight.
+ Note: Vehicles with OVERWEIGHT PERMITS will be required to increase the permit’s weight to the weight being carried, and the driver will be charged for the difference between the fee already paid and the correct permit fee. DOTD may also require additional dismantling of the load, modification of the hauling equipment, or return of the movement to the state of origin or its point of origin in Louisiana.
+ Note: Vehicles with HARVEST SEASON or NATURAL FOREST PRODUCT PERMITS may be required to proceed to the nearest suitable place to off-load to the permitted gross vehicle weight at the owner’s expense.