Online Permit Purchase Coming Soon

The Red River Parish Police Jury is developing an online system for big truck operators to purchase their road-use permits.  The parish requires that heavy loads, like water trucks and loggers, obtain a permit before using the roads.  Those regulations also require the companies to repair damage their trucks cause.

At the December Police Jury Meeting, Enforcement Officer Harold Woodard discussed the system, now under development and testing.  Woodard expects the system to be up and running by January.  Parish Superintendent Jessie Davis explained that the companies will buy and pay for road use permits online.  This will relieve the enforcement officer of some of the burden of contacting the companies in advance.  Any who do not purchase permits online will be subject to same enforcement rules on road use now in effect in the parish.

For more than a year the parish has been increasing scrutiny of companies with heavy loads using parish roads.  The focus has been mainly on gas exploration and logging although all trucks with oversize and overweight loads are subject to the road use regulations.