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Home » All City Services » Permits & Licenses » Hazard » Oversized Load Permit
To ensure public safety, an Oversized Load permit is required for vehicles whose dimensions are larger than legally permissible by the Code of City of New Orleans Sections 154-1521 through 154-1525 and 154-1561. The permit may be granted for a singular trip or annually depending on the needs of the operator.
Apply online or complete and submit an Oversized Load Permit Application indicating the dimensions of your load.
If your vehicle and/or load is over 13'6" high, 12' wide and/or 90' long, it is your responsibility to obtain a NOPD escort by calling (504) 658-6215 to arrange one. A NOPD escort may also be required on loads of lesser width, contingent upon the lane widths which are present along the prescribed route.
If the date of the move must be changed, the applicant must contact the Traffic Engineering Division at (504) 658-8040.
If the load is above 15' in height, it must be cleared also with:
It is the applicant’s responsibility to inspect the route prior to the move to ensure adequate clearance.
If your destination is in New Orleans, please use that address. If you are passing through New Orleans, use 1300 Perdido St (the address of City Hall). There is a place farther down in the application to select from a list of common routes, or type in your own.
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