Louisiana Regulations for Trucks, Vehicles and Loads
ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES AND PENALTIES
Methods of Payment/Violation Tickets
1. Immediate payment may be made with MasterCard, Visa Credit Cards, American Express, Department Approved Money Transfers, Cashier’s Check, Certified Check or Money Order made payable to
, or Cash or posted bond.
2. You have thirty (30) days from the date of ticket to pay or protest as set forth in (1) and (3). In the event payment of the fine is not received within 30 days, your LA operator’s license information will be forwarded to the Motor Vehicle Division, Department of Public Safety for suspension, revocation, and cancellation; and the vehicle plate will be removed until the fine is paid.
3. All violators have thirty (30) days to protest any Violation ticket. Upon receipt of your written protest, the ticket will be scheduled for review by the Violation Ticket Review Committee which meets monthly. If additional information is needed, please call (225) 377-7100.
For further Inquiry, Payment or Protest write or call:
LA DOTD Weights and Standards
P. O. Box 94042
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9042
The violation ticket number must be included on method of payment or protest.
According to Louisiana Revised Statute 32:389, paragraph 4 (a), (b), and (c) and paragraph 5:
“Any owner or driver resisting the payment of the penalty found due, or the enforcement of any provision of the Part in relation thereto, shall pay the amount of the penalty assessed to the Weights and Standards police officer, state policeman or other person designated in a license receipt and shall give this officer, state policeman or person notice at the time of payment of his intention to file suit for the recovery of such penalty.”
“Any owner or driver who pays an assessed penalty under protest in accordance with the provisions of this Section shall have a period of ninety days after the date of payment to institute a civil suit against the Department to recover the penalty so paid.”
“The right to sue for recovery of a penalty paid under protest shall afford a legal remedy and right of action in any state district court for a full and complete adjudication of any questions arising in the enforcement of a penalty respecting the legality of any penalty assessed or the method of enforcement thereof. Any such suit may be instituted either in the parish in which the violation occurred, the domicile of vehicle, provided the domicile is within the state of Louisiana or in East Baton Rouge Parish. In any such suit, service of process shall be made on the Department through the Secretary. The Department shall be a necessary and proper party defendant in any such suit.”
“No court of this state shall issue any process whatsoever to restrain the collection of any penalty assessed by the Department pursuant to this Part.”