Right-of-Way Permits

The DOTD Right-of Way Permit Unit is responsible for regulating the location, design, methods for installing, adjusting, accommodating, and maintenance of non-DOTD facilities such as driveways and utilities on highway right-of-way. The types of permits issued include: Project, Residential and Commercial Driveway, Vegetation Enhancement, Vegetation Maintenance, Traffic Signal, Traffic Control Device, Geophysical, Movable Property, Mailbox, Wireless, and Fiber-Optic. Additionally, the Right-of-Way Permit Unit is responsible for negotiating joint use agreements for use of DOTD right-of-way.

All completed permit applications must be submitted to the District Right-of-Way Permit Specialist responsible for the Parish in which the work will take place. If the permit application includes more than one District, a separate permit must be prepared for each affected District. Be sure to attach to the permit application all additional documentation such as drawings. Any questions regarding the requirements for completing the forms listed on this web page should be directed to the appropriate District Right-of-Way Permit Specialist.

Applicant must submit entire permit application form including rules and regulations in order to be processed.

Right-of-Way Permit Index

Permit Title Used For Modified
  Automatic License Plate Camera Permit  4/21/2015
  Fiber Optic Permit For parallel controlled access only 9/13/2016
  Geophysical Permit Geophysical Surveys 5/28/2013
  Mailbox Permit
  Standard Plans: 
            Mailboxes 1
            Mailboxes 2
New, relocated or redesigned mailboxes 5/28/2013
  Moveable Property Permit Movement of large objects across highways 5/28/2013
  Project Permit
  Railroad Grade Supplement
For use with Facilities (not for utilities), Turn Lanes and/or Median Breaks. Check with District Permit Specialist 5/28/2013
  Seasonal Hay Harvesting Hay Harvesting
Applications are accepted between January 2nd and May 1st.
  Temporary Occupancy Permit Temporary Storage, etc…..
This permit should not be used for Temporary Access Connections.
  Utility Permit
  Bridge Attachment Supplement
  Pipe Data Sheet REV 01-17
  Certification for Permit Lighting Supplement
Utility installations (water, sewer, electrical, gas, telecommunications, bridge attachments, pipelines, etc.) 5/23/2013
  Vegetation Enhancement Permit Vegetation trimming/removal on the Interstate System
Vegetation trimming/removal involving significant trees
Landscaping Enhancement Projects
Outdoor advertising visibility
  Vegetation Maintenance Permit Brush clearing
Utility route clearing
  Fiber Optic and Wireless Permits Fiber Optic and Wireless approval process 1/5/2012
  Wireless Permit Wireless tower facilities and attachments 3/7/2013

Traffic Engineering Permits

Click here for the Traffic Engineering webpage to download permit forms, permit policies & rules.  Types of permits include:  Access Connection (Residential & Non-Commercial Agriculture), Access Connection (Traffic Generator), Intersection Control Device, and Traffic Signs


 Right-of-Way Permits (DOTD Only)

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Additional Resources


 Additional Resources

Joint_Use_Agreement_Rules.pdfJoint_Use_Agreement_Rules47 KB 3/5/2014 2:11 PM
JUA Appeal Process.pdfJUA Appeal Process328 KB 8/26/2019 8:35 AM
JUA Process.pdfJUA Process329 KB 12/12/2019 1:18 PM
Right-of-Way Permit Appeal Process.pdfRight-of-Way Permit Appeal Process213 KB 5/12/2017 11:35 AM
Sample_JointUseAgreement_Drawing.pdfSample_JointUseAgreement_Drawing397 KB 3/5/2014 2:14 PM
Sample_MetesAndBounds.pdfSample_MetesAndBounds313 KB 3/5/2014 2:14 PM
Title 70 (Amended Dec. 2016).pdfTitle 70 (Amended Dec. 2016)3689 KB 9/25/2017 8:32 AM

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