DOTD Truck Permit Office improves permitting system, to offer automated credit card processing for annual oversize/overweight permits
Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 10:27:27 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that improvements to the DOTD Truck Permit Office’s online permitting system will enable customers to purchase annual oversize/overweight permits via credit card beginning March 1.

The upgrade is part of an ongoing initiative to make the truck permitting process more efficient. The automated credit card processing system will allow customers to receive permits online, which speeds up the permitting process and eliminates the need for customers to call and speak with a permit specialist. The system also allows customers to receive permits after business hours and on weekends instead of having to wait until the next business day to speak to a representative. Annual permits available online include:

  • Harvest Season or Natural Forest Products
  • Forest Products
  • Forest Management Equipment
  • Waste Vehicle
  • Refuse/Waste
  • Refuse
  • Timber Cutting/Logging Equipment
  • Yearly Oversize
  • Container Cargo Class 1 and Class 2
  • Liquid Bulk Container
  • Solid Waste
  • Agronomic/Horticultural
  • Cotton Module

Customers will also now be allowed to purchase up to 10 different permits of the same type per transaction rather than one at a time. In addition to the cost of the permits, there will be a $10 state charge assessed per bundle to help defray credit card fees being absorbed by DOTD.

For more information on truck permits, contact the DOTD Truck Permit Office at 1-800-654-1433, or visit

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

For more information, please visit, email, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).