State Permits 

800-231-5266

North Carolina Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  38,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

North Carolina Oversize and Overweight Movement - All vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits and transporting a non-divisible load reduced to the least overdimension, must obtain a permit prior to making a movement in the state.

Permits will only be issued to vehicles, combinations, or loads that cannot be reasonably dismantled or disassembled. However, one, two, or three steel coils, transported on the same vehicle, is considered a nondivisible load for purposes of permit issuance.

Annual permits may be issued with specific limitations.

North Dakota Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 14'
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

North Dakota Oversize and Overweight Movement - A single trip permit is required for each movement that is overdimensional or overweight. An annual permit for overwidth vehicle and load movements is required in lieu of the single trip permit issued for overwidth movements.  ermits will not be issued for loads that can be reasonably made to conform to legal limits. 

Single trip permits shall apply to one movement of one vehicle or vehicle combination only, generally not to exceed three days. Movement of a fixed load during a 24-hour period shall be considered one movement.

Ohio Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Ohio Oversize and Overweight Movement - Permits are required when a vehicle or combination of vehicles and load exceeds legal size and/or weight limits and is to be moved on or across a state highway. Permits are issued for non-divisible loads only.

Single trip permits are:

  • Valid for one move on the effective date of the permit between two specific points over prescribed routes; and
  • Valid for five days; SASHTO permits are valid for 10 days.

The following vehicles and loads are exempt from permits as long as legal weights are not exceeded:

  • Fire engines and fire trucks;
  • Vehicles and pole trailers hauling metal or wood poles;
  • Pipes;
  • Well-drilling equipment; and
  • Farm machinery and equipment (for self-propelled or towed equipment traveling less than 25 mph).

Oklahoma Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 14'
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Oklahoma Oversize and Overweight Movement - A permit is required when a non-divisible vehicle or load which exceeds legal size and/or weight limits is to be moved upon the roads and highways of Oklahoma. On the Interstate highway system, a vehicle carrying fluid milk products is considered a load that cannot be easily dismantled or divided, or nondivisible.

Single trip permits are issued for the duration of a trip of up to five consecutive calendar days. A multiple-trip oversize permit may be issued for a specific motor vehicle, which can be identified by a vehicle identification number or serial number, for movement. Annual envelope vehicle permits are also available.

Oregon Size and Weight Limits

Width 8'6"
Height 14'
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Oregon Oversize and Overweight Movement - All vehicles and loads that exceed the legal size or weight limitations must obtain a special permit before traveling the highways of Oregon. 

Variance permits issued for non-divisible loads are valid from the effective date of the permit for a single trip within a 10 consecutive day period, multiple trips within a 30 consecutive day period, or continuous trips for one year.

Oregon has two general types of trip permits available for oversize and/or overweight vehicles:

  • Single trip permits are valid for one movement of a single oversize and/or overweight vehicle, combination of vehicles or load which cannot be readily or reasonably dismantled. All requests for single trip oversize and/or overweight permits are considered individually with due regard for highway width, alignment, bridges and structures, traffic, road and weather conditions. The route and hours of movement are stipulated and the permit is valid for up to 10 days.
  • Continuous trip permits are available for the continuing movement of a single oversize and/or overweight vehicle, combination of vehicles or load over specified routes and equipment. Any movement of a vehicle or combination of vehicles or loads not specified in the permit must be moved under authority of a single trip permit.

Pennsylvania Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Pennsylvania Oversize and Overweight Movement - Special hauling permits will not be issued for a vehicle or combination of vehicles, including the load or loads carried thereon, which can be reasonably dismantled, reduced, disassembled, or otherwise rearranged so as not to exceed the legal size or weight limits. Even if a vehicle or load cannot be brought within the legal limits, it shall be dismantled, reduced, disassembled, or otherwise rearranged as much as is practicable.

Annual permits may be issued for movements of certain items during the course manufacture. Items that may be moved under this type of annual permit include but are not limited to boats, trailers, mobile homes, oxygen furnace lances, railway equipment and rails, aircraft refueling vehicles, or vehicles and combinations carrying raw milk, raw coal, flat-rolled steel coils, steel slabs, hot ingots, pulpwood, and wood chips.

Trip permits are valid only for five days and for a single trip in one direction between two points designated. A return trip may be authorized if requested.

Rhode Island Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 22,400 lbs
Tandem Axle  36,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Rhode Island Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed legal size or weight limits, with or without load, must obtain a permit before making any movement on Rhode Island highways. 

The following permits are available:

  • Single-trip permits, issued for one specific move only;
  • Blanket permits, issued for non-reducible loads for a six month period; and
  • Divisible load permits, issued on an annual basis by the Division of Motor Vehicles unless otherwise indicated on the permit.

Exempt from legal size and weight limits, and thus from oversize/overweight permit requirements, are fire apparatus, road machinery, and farm vehicles, including farm tractors moved for a short duration on a highway.

South Carolina Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  35,200 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

South Carolina Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles exceeding South Carolina’s legal size or weight limits must obtain oversize/overweight permits before making any movement on South Carolina highways.

Single trip, multiple trip (annual), and permission permits are available. Single-trip permits are valid for the duration of the trip or for seven days, whichever comes first. Truck-specific multiple trip permits for non-divisible loads, mobile homes, and sealed ocean containers are valid for one year from the date of issuance.

South Dakota Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 14'
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

South Dakota Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles exceeding legal size and weight limits must obtain oversize/overweight permits before making any movement on South Dakota highways. Generally, unless otherwise indicated, the state will only issue permits to loads and vehicles that cannot reasonably be reduced, dismantled, or otherwise separated.

Single trip or annual permits are available:

  • For non-divisible oversized loads;
  • To dealers doing business in South Dakota and to commercial operators of farm machinery for moving overwidth and overheight farm implements over the state highway system (commercial carriers of farm machinery must obtain a single-trip permit for each load);
  • To feed haulers for overwidth and overheight movements of stacked or baled livestock feed or baled flax straw over the state highway system on stack movers or on trucks up to 12 feet in width (single-trip permits required for interstate system for loads not exceeding 12 feet in width);
  • To dealers, manufacturers, or licensed commercial movers of mobile homes;
  • To overweight sludge vehicles owned and operated by a municipality;
  • For lift axles, which allows permittees to raise a lift axle before turning at an intersection, provided the lift axle is not raised more than 100 feet before beginning the turn and is lowered within 100 feet after completing the turn (annual permit not valid on the interstate system); and
  • To custom harvesters to allow operation of one or more overwidth, overheight, or overwidth and overheight vehicles on the state trunk highway system (various restrictions apply).

Tennessee Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Tennessee Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed legal size and weight limits must obtain an oversize/overweight permit before making any movement in Tennessee. A vehicle transporting fluid milk products is considered a nondivisible load that cannot be reasonably dismantled or conveniently transported otherwise.

Oversize/overweight special permits are valid for six days. The state also makes available annual special permits.

The state may allow the movement of superheavy and/or extra-overdimensional loads essential to health, welfare, safety, or defense, provided the highway can accommodate the move, and the move is not detrimental or unsafe for the other traveling public.

Texas Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 14'
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Texas Oversize and Overweight Movement - The TxDMV will grant permits for a nondivisible load or vehicle, as well as portable building units, manufactured housing, cylindrically-shaped hay bales, and water well drilling machinery and equipment.

The following permits are available in Texas:

  • General Oversize/Overweight (single) permits for non-divisible loads
  • Manufactured Housing (single or annual)
  • Thirty-day, 60-day, and 90-day permits (time permits) for non-divisible loads that do not exceed 13 feet in width or 110 feet in length
  • Intermodal port shipping container
  • Annual North Texas intermodal shipping container
  • Annual fluid milk transport
  • Annual envelope issued to specific trucks or a specific company, for non-divisible loads that do not exceed 12 feet in width, 14 feet in height, 110 feet in length, or 120,000 pounds
  • Over Axle/Over Gross Weight Tolerances (annual) for divisible loads, to exceed gross weight and axle tolerances; allows for travel on state and county roads, excluding interstates, with weight tolerances, regardless of road; no travel on load-posted bridges with weights exceeding posted limits unless the bridge provides the only public vehicular access from or to a permit holder's origin or destination;
  • Oil Well Servicing Units and Oil Well Drilling Rigs (single and time permits)
  • Oil Well Servicing Units and Oil Field Rig-up Trucks (annual)
  • Mobile Cranes (single, quarterly, and annual)
  • Annual Water Well and Implements of Husbandry (annual)
  • Hay (annual) for the transport of round bales of hay that exceed legal width
  • Utility Poles (annual) required for the maintenance of electric power transmission/distribution lines, provided length does not exceed 75 feet, including the vehicle
  • Portable buildings and house moves (single)
  • Ready-mixed concrete trucks on 3 axles (annual)
  • Self-propelled off-road equipment
  • Timber permit (annual)
  • Quarterly hubodometer permit (91 days; for certain types of fixed-load machinery and cranes; mileage-based fees)

Utah Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 14'
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Utah Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles (and loads) that exceed legal limits for width, height, length (including front and rear overhang or exceeding draw-bar length), and weight must obtain a Special Transportation Permit before movement on Utah highways.

All oversize vehicles and loads must be reduced to the minimum practical dimensions.

Special truck equipment such as concrete pumper trucks, cranes, and well boring trucks, may be issued oversize/overweight permits when exceeding legal dimensions.

Vermont Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Vermont Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed legal size or weight limits, with or without load, must obtain an oversize/overweight permit before making any movement in Vermont. The Department will not issue permits for loads that can be reasonably reduced to the legal width, height, length, or weight; all loads that are issued permits must be reduced to the absolute minimum. 

 

Virginia Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Virginia Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed legal size or weight limits, with or without load, must obtain an Overdimensional/Overweight Hauling Permit.

A single trip permit authorizes one trip between points of origin and destination, to be completed within a two-week period or 13 calendar days from issuance.

Washington Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 14'
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 105,500 lbs 

Washington Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed legal size or weight limits, with or without load, must obtain a special permit  before making any movement on Washington highways. To qualify for a permit the hauler must show that the load cannot reasonably be dismantled or disassembled.

A single trip oversize and/or overweight permit is route specific.

West Virginia Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

West Virginia Oversize and Overweight - Divisible load permits are not available.  Permits may be issued for single trip or continuous (blanket) operations. Single trip permits are valid for five days. Continuous permits will be valid for the length of time specified on the permit.

Wisconsin Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Wisconsin Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain an oversize and/or overweight permit prior to making any movement in the State of Wisconsin. Single trip, multiple-trip, and annual permits are available. Single trip permits are valid for 5 days for one-way only; return trips allowed if requested and approved (at no additional charge). Multiple-trip permits are valid for three to 12 months.

Transportation under a multiple trip permit includes the movement of the empty vehicle, whether or not oversize, to and from the place of pickup or delivery of the permitted load.

Wyoming Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 14'
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  36,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Wyoming Oversize and Overweight Movement - 

Operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain an oversize and/or overweight permit or permission from permit issuing authorities prior to making any movement in the state of Wyoming.

Permits shall not be issued for vehicles or loads which can reasonably be reduced, dismantled, or divided to meet the statutory size and weight requirements.

Trip permits are issued for a reasonable amount of time to complete the movement, but not to exceed four days. Date extensions may be obtained. Permits requiring escorts during holiday weekends or as determined by the Overweight Loads Office may exceed four days.

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