EDITORIAL NOTE: New Section 13-020.00 created under the authority of Ordinance No. 90-1317, adopted 07/19/90 and Ordinance
No. 90-1384, adopted 12/20/90.
(A) To provide for the health and safety of the residents of this Parish, more specifically those of Indian Mound Lane (8-P-008), Ward 8, District 13, it shall be unlawful for any person to operate any bus or truck having in excess of two (2) axles on Indian Mound Lane.
(B) It shall be unlawful for any commercial bus or similar multi-passenger commercial
conveyance of 35 or more passenger capacity to have access to or traverse Indian
Village Road or Indian Mound Lane in St. Tammany Parish.
EXEMPTIONS: Exempted from the provisions hereof are commercial taxicabs, limousines, police, law enforcement and emergency vehicles.
VIOLATIONS/PENALTIES - A violation of this Section shall constitute a misdemeanor
punishable as is contained in Section 1-008.00 of the St. Tammany Parish Code of
Ordinances. (Ord. No. 90-1384, adopted 12/20/90)
(Ord. No. 90-1317, adopted 07/19/90; amended by Ord. No. 90-1384, adopted 12/20/90)
(a) There is hereby established as a maximum load limit on all hard-surfaced Parish
Roads a gross weight of twelve (12) tons or eight (8) tons per axle unless posted otherwise.
There is established as a maximum load limit on all Parish bridges a maximum gross weight
of five (5) tons or eight (8) tons per axle unless posted otherwise.
(b) Overload operations exceeding these maximum load limits require a permit to exceed
these limits for a specified number of trips or days as required by the Director of the
Department of Public Works or Parish Engineer. Such a permit shall be issued only if good
cause and need is justified. All permits shall stipulate the roads to be traveled.
(c) In order to obtain a permit it will be necessary to provide a bond in the form of a
certified check or other surety satisfactory to the Department of Public Works to ensure that
any damage caused by such overloading will be repaired by the parties responsible for
(d) The amount of the bond will not exceed the actual estimated cost of repairing and/or
resealing the bituminous surfaced roads to be used by overloaded vehicles or in the actual
estimated cost of repairing the bridges to be used by the overloaded vehicles.
(e) The bonds will be returned at the end of the overload operations after an inspection by
personnel from the Department of Public Works and after repairs, if any are required, have
been completed to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works.
G. In the event the permit holder does not make the repairs, if any are required, within
thirty (30) days after the expiration of the permit, the surety will be used to make the repairs
by personnel employed by the Police Jury and any balance returned to the permit holder.
(Ord. No. 524, Bk. 7, P. 85; Ord. No. 626, Bk. 7, P. 528; Ord. No. 740, adopted 07/28/77)