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LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES
Section:V Motor Vehicle License Plate Classifications & RequirementsEffective: 06/25/1996
Number:47.00Revised: 12/14/2010

FORTY-EIGHT HOUR TRIP PERMITS

POLICY:

AUTHORITY
R.S. 47:511.1

DEFINITION
Vehicles which are registered in another state can operate on LA highways by either obtaining credentials from their state which indicate the vehicle has paid appropriate fees for the State of Louisiana or by obtaining a temporary permit which allows them to operate on Louisiana highways for forty-eight (48) continuous hours.

Forty-eight (48) hour trip permits are issued by the Louisiana State Police - TESS Weight Enforcement Division Port of Entry Scales, LA IRP Processing Center and wire services which have been pre-approved by the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Motor Vehicles.

ELIGIBILITY
Any truck that is properly registered in another state which does not have an apportioned license plate with the State of Louisiana indicated on the cab card is eligible for a forty-eight (48) hour trip permit.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Trip Permit application (by mail or in person)
  • Proof of current registration in base state.
  • $50 (certified funds, or cash if paying in person)
    The IRP Unit will review monthly reports for accountability procedural inconsistencies and reorder request in accordance to prior usage.
Trip Permit Application.pdf


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