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Alabama Size and Weights 

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

Alabama Oversize and Overweight Movements - No permit will be issued for transporting a load that can be easily dismantled or separated. Bulldozers or similar construction equipment are not considered to be readily separable.  The load must be reduced to the smallest size and still exceed legal dimensions to qualify for a permit. 

Vehicles or combinations of vehicles and loads using single trip permits are allowed five days to complete one round trip. Time extensions will not be allowed unless the trip is interrupted by acts of nature such as floods, snow, ice, storms, etc. 

Arizona Size and Weights

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

Arizona Oversize and Overweight Movements - Operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain a permit from the Arizona Department of Transportation prior to making any movement in the state; however, no permit is required for a pole or pipe up to 80 feet in length transported on a pole trailer. Poles cannot overhang more than six feet in the rear. There may be travel restrictions and/or marking requirements for such loads; check with the state for specific requirements.

Permits will not be issued for reducible oversize or overweight movements. 

Arkansas 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 

Arkansas Oversize and Overweight Movements - Operators of non-reducible vehicles and loads that exceed the legal size and weight limits require a permit prior to making any movement in Arkansas. Special permits are also required for the movement of all manufactured homes exceeding eight feet in width or 60 feet in length. 

An overlength permit is not required for vehicles for vehicles operated in the daytime when transporting poles, pipe, machinery or other objects of a structural nature that cannot be readily dismembered. Forest machinery is exempt from width and height machinery. Farm equipment and special cargoes are also exempt. Restrictions may still apply, contact our office to verify. 

California 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 

California Oversize and Overweight Movement - Single trip permits are issued for travel from a single origin to a single destination in one direction; non-reducible loads only; and valid for seven consecutive days. 

Exempt from permit requirements for overlength loads are poles, timbers, pipes and other single unit component parts not exceeding 80 feet in length (integral structure material) and transported on a pole or pipe dolly or on a semitrailer.  Rear overhang on a semitrailer may not exceed a distance equal to two-thirds of the length of the wheelbase.  Overhang is measured from the last point of support. 

Colorado Size and Weights 

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

Colorado Oversize and Overweight Movements - Operators of all vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain a permit prior to making any movements in the state of Colorado. 

Forllowing are the types of of transport permits available:

  • A single trip permit is valid for up to a five-day period over assigned or designated highways for a specific commdity, vehicle or load;
  • A special permit is valid for only a single one-way trip over designated state highways for an extra-legal vehicle or load that exceeds the maximum limits; or 
  • Annual permits, annual non-interstate permits, annual fleet permits, company fleet permits, and non-interstate fleet permits are available. 

Connecticut Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle

18,000 lbs - if axles are less than 6' apart

22,400 lbs - if axes spaced 6' or greater

Tandem Axle   
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Connecticut Oversize and Overweight Movements - A permit is required for the operation of any vehicle(s), or vehicles and load, upon any Connecticut highway, whose dimensions or weight exceed those specified in the Connecticut General Statutes, either with or without load.  

Permits will not be issued for oversize and/or overweight movements that can be reduced or loaded within the legal size and weights limits; however, divisible load permits may be obtained if it is in the best interest of the public safety and welfare. 

Single trip permits are valid for three days and for one trip between the points designated.  A single trip consists of a vehicle leaving the terminal, loading the vehicle, delivering the load and returning to the terminal in one continuous move, or in the case of through-state moves, from state line to state line. 

Blanket permits for fleets of vehicles are not issued. 

Delaware 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 

Delaware Oversize and Overweight Movements - Operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain a permit prior to making any movements in Delaware. All motor vehicles, combinations, self-propelled equipment, and machinery must be licensed before an application can be made for a permit. 

Permits will not be issued for oversize or overweight movements that can be reduced or loaded within the legal size and weight limits; however, Delaware issues permits for single three-axle vehicles and single four-axle vehicles that exceed federal bridge formula on interstates. 

SIngle trip permits are generally valid for 5 days; super loads may be limited to one to five days depending on actual move time frame and route conditions. 

District of Columbia 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 

District of Columbia (D.C.) Oversize and Overweight Movements - All vehicles which exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain a Special Hauling Permit prior to making any movement in the District of Columbia. However, pole trailers transporting poles, pipes, or structural material in the daytime or at night for emergencies need not obtain a permit unless the material exceeds 80 feet in length. 

Permits will not be issued for oversize or overweight loads that can be reduced or loaded within the legal size and weight limits. 

Florida Size and Weigh Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 22,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  44,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Florida Oversize and Overweight Movement - Before a permit is issued,, all reasonable steps must be taken to reduce the vehicle load to legal limits. Permits for overweight and over-dimensional vehicles and loads are intended for a single item load which cannot reasonably be dismantled or disassembled and which cannot reasonably by shipped by rail, water or air. 

Permit requests must be received at least 10 business days before scheduled movement for non-routine permits. 

Movements that are overweight or over-dimensional and are not eligible for blanket permits may be given consideration on a per trip basis depending on the jurisdiction. 

Georgia Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 20,340 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Georgia Oversize and Overweight Movement - All operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limit must obtain a permit prior to making any movements in the State of Georgia. Permits will not be issued for oversize and overweight movements that can be dismantled or separated.  

Idaho Sizes & Weighs Limit

Width 8'6"
Height 14'
Single Axle 20,340 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Idaho Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits must have a permit prior to making any movements in the State of Idaho.  Oversize loads must be reduced to a practical minimum dimension.  Permits will not be issued to exceed legal size if the load is more than one unit in width, height or length which results in them exceeding legal overhang.  

All vehicles, tractors, trailers and dolly converters operating under the authority of a special permit must have a valid annual inspection at the time a permit is issued.  

Farmers transporting their own implements of husbandry are exempt from the legal width limitations and permits, when the load or equipment is used in land leveling operations, or is temporarily propelled, moved, or transported upon the public highways from one farm operation to another. 

Illinois 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 

Illinois Oversize and Overweight Movements - Operators of vehicles that exceed legal size and weight limits must obtain an oversize/overweight permit before making any movement in Illinois.  IDOT will grant permits for vehicles and loads that cannot be reasonably dismantled, reduced, or otherwise separated, for movement on state highways; however, more than one over-dimensional object may be be transported if it does not result in another dimension that exceeds legal limits. 

Overlength permits are required for empty vehicles that exceed legal dimensions, for objects that exceed 80 feet in length, and for loads on a single vehicle or on the first vehicle of a combination that protrude three feet beyond the front bumper.  

Single trip permits are issued for one one-way movement and are valid for five working days. 

Indiana 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 

Indiana Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed legal size and weight limits must obtain an oversize/overweight permit before making any move on Indiana highways.  Permits will be granted for vehicles and loads that cannot be reasonably dismantled, reduced or otherwise separated.  

Single trip permits are valid for 15 days, granted for one trip, one way (or round trip within Indiana). Overweight commodity permits (divisible steel or agriculture) are valid for seven days for one trip and allow permittess to make one trip during that period.  

Ninety-day permits are valid for any number of trips within 90 days. 

Annual permits are valid for any number of trips within a year. 

Iowa 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 

Iowa Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain a permit prior to making any moves within the State of Iowa.  

Permits will not be issued for oversize or overweight movements that can be reduced or loaded within the legal size and weight limits.  Furthermore, permits are valid only for transporting a single article that exceeds size limits, weight limits, or both.  Additional articles may be transported, however, if the articles do not exceed statutory size in any way in which such limits would be exceeded by the single article. 

Single-trip, multi-trip, annual, annual oversize/overweight, or all-systems permits are available.  

Kansas 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 

Kansas Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain a permit prior to making any movement in the state. A permit will only be valid if the registration on the power unit is equal to or exceeds the total gross weight of the vehicle.

No permits will be issued for oversize or overweight movements that can be reduced or loaded within the legal size and weight limits.

Standard permits are valid for seven days.

Annual permits allow for the movement of oversize or overweight loads, special mobile equipment, manufactured houses, or modular sections of buildings.

Kentucky 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 

Kentucky Oversize and Overweight Movement - All operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain a permit prior to making any movement in the State of Kentucky. Each trip permit or annual permit issued is limited to designated portions of the state primary road system and slated periods of time. A permit will not be issued for a divisible load that if reasonably divided, dismantled, disassembled, or rearranged would no longer be overweight or overdimensional.

Single trip permits are valid for one move and a duration of 10 days.

Overweight or overdimensional annual or single trip permits are available for certain types of farm equipment.
 

View Kentucky Mileage Permits here

Louisiana 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 

Louisiana Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain a permit from the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) prior to making any movement in the State of Louisiana.

Permits will not be issued for oversize or overweight movements that can be reduced or loaded within the legal size and weight limits, except for the following:

  • Vehicles transporting pipe loaded across a vehicle, rather than lengthwise, are eligible for overwidth permits as long as the width of the vehicle and load does not exceed 8 feet, 8 inches;
  • Vehicles transporting up to three bundles of pre-packaged or strapped oil field pipe are eligible for overwidth permits if the load does not exceed 10 feet in width;
  • Vehicles transporting pulpwood or plywood bolts loaded across a vehicle, rather than lengthwise, are eligible for forest product permits;
  • Vehicles transporting farm products in their natural state are eligible for harvest season permits;
  • Waste disposal trucks transporting divisible loads are eligible for waste disposal truck permits and steering axle permits; or
  • When all parts which have been or can be easily divided or dismantled from a shipment weigh altogether 500 pounds or less, these parts may moved along with indivisible part of the shipment as one load.

Overlength, overheight, and overwidth permits may be granted on a single trip basis or on a blanket basis for envelope vehicles (monthly or yearly).

Maine 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 

Maine Oversize and Overweight Movement - All operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits, must obtain a permit prior to making any movement in the State of Maine.

No permits will be issued for divisible loads. All requests to move divisible loads will be denied as such loads can be reduced to legal dimensions and/or weight.

Permitted vehicles must be properly registered. Applicants must provide the registration plate number(s) in order to obtain a permit. Applicants must also provide their USDOT number and may be asked to show proof of liability insurance.

Permits are restricted to a single trip, unless authorized for a return trip or multiple trips, in one direction from the permitted origin to the permitted destination traveling only on the designated highways recorded on the permit.

Maryland 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 

Maryland Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of all vehicles exceeding the legal size and weight limits must obtain a permit prior to making any movement in Maryland. The Unit may not issue a blanket hauling permit or a special hauling permit, or authorize the use of a book permit, if the vehicle and its load can be dismantled or disassembled or hauled in such a way that moves can be made within Maryland size and weight limits.

Massachusetts Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 22,400 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

Massachusetts Oversize and Overweight Limits - A permit is required to travel on state highways or ways determined to be a through route for any motor vehicle having two axles which vehicle together with its load weighs more than 46,000 pounds, or for any motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or semitrailer unit having three or more axles which together with its load weighs more than 80,000 pounds.

In addition, a permit is required for any motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer or semitrailer unit which has a weight on any axle, measured on the ground, of more than 22,400 pounds, or if the axles are spaced less than six feet apart, more than 18,000 pounds.

Non-reducible load permits are available and are valid for five days.

Michigan Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle  
Tandem Axle   
Gross Vehicle Weight  

Michigan Oversize and Overweight Movement - Vehicles or the loads thereon which exceed the legal dimensions or weights as listed require a Special Transportation Permit for travel. Overweight permits will not be issued when weight restrictions are in effect.

A single trip permit may be issued for a five day period if so requested. A single trip permit is valid for one trip only, but may be issued to include a return move.

Minnesota 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 

Minnesota Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain a permit prior to making any movement in the State of Minnesota. A permit is not required for over-length telephone, utility poles, piling, or pole length pulpwood.

Permits will not be issued for oversize or overweight movements that can be reduced or loaded within the legal size and weight limits. Permits are not available to allow use of over legal size truck and trailer for the convenience of the truck owner. The load must warrant an overwidth or overlength trailer. A separate permit is needed for return trip empty.

Mississippi 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 

Mississippi Oversize and Overweight Movement - The following situations also require oversize permits:

  • Rear overhangs of 15 feet or greater;
  • Front projections greater than three feet;
  • Vehicles with a total length exceeding 99 feet; or
  • Trailers exceeding 53 feet in length.

Single trip permits are valid for three consecutive days and blanket permits for continuous operation can be issued for periods up to 12 months.

Missouri 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 

Missouri Oversize and Overweight Movement - Special permits may be issued for non-reducible movements exceeding Missouri’s length, width, height, and weight limitations. Reducible permits may be issued for farm products, farm equipment with dual tires, construction equipment with blade/bucket attached, a vehicle carrying raw fluid milk products from a farm and/or raw milk products to or from a milk plant, receiving station or transfer station, certain emergency response vehicles, and military vehicles.

Single trip permits are:

  • Issued for a one-way trip with a single vehicle; and
  • Valid for seven days.

A single day permit is available to allow off-road machinery to be transported or driven across a state maintained highway to access adjacent properties.

Montana 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 

Montana Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain a permit prior to making any movement in the State of Montana. There are no exemptions from the permit requirements for overlength poles or pipes.

The following permits are available:

  • Single-trip overdimensional permits, issued for dimensions exceeding the term permit;
  • Single-trip overweight permits, required when the weight exceeds the allowable load or the allowable axle load for a non-reducible or indivisible load; issued for a single trip from one location to another only (return trip requires another permit);
  • Term permits (annual permits);
  • Self-issuing permit, trip or term self-issuing permits are available at the Helena office only;
  • No-fee permits, issued to federal, state, county, city, and foreign governments at no cost; and
  • Triple-trailer combination permits (“special vehicle combination” permits), available by calling Montana Department of Transportation.

Nebraska Size and Weight Limits 

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

Nebraska Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of vehicles that exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain a permit prior to making any movement in Nebraska. Permits will not be issued for vehicles or loads that can be reduced to comply with statutory size and weight limits.

Nebraska offers single trip permits, continuous annual permits, and conditional interstate use permits.

A single trip permit will be issued for the movement of a vehicle or a combination of vehicles (not including mobile homes), that exceeds the legal limitations with regard to weight, height, length, or width, only when unladen or when the load to be carried exceeds the dimensions of the vehicle or combination of vehicles. Permits are valid for up to 10 days.

Nevada Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 14'
Single Axle 20,000 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 129,000 lbs 

Nevada 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 Nevada. There are no exemptions from the permit requirements for overlength poles and pipes.

Single-trip permits are valid for five days and may authorize the vehicle to make a round trip over a designated route and to travel laden on one leg and unladen on the other leg of the round trip.

Vehicle combinations and loads exceeding 105 feet in length are permitted on a single-trip basis only.

Annual permits are available.

New Hampshire 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 

New Hampshire Oversize and Overweight Movement - Operators of all non-divisible vehicles and loads that exceed the legal size and weight limits must obtain a permit prior to making any movement in the State of New Hampshire.

Permits will not be issued for loads that can be reasonably reduced to legal size and/or weight, or for movements of loads along or across the state highways when such load is mounted on skids. Divisible load permits are only available for emergency overweight permit movements providing relief supplies following a Presidential declaration of emergency or major disaster.

Single trip permits are valid for five business days one way and 10 business days for round trip travel. Single trip permits will be issued for movement of a vehicle or load that exceeds the legal limits of either width, length, height, weight, or any combination thereof.

New Jersey Size and Weight Limits 

Width 8'6"
Height 13'6"
Single Axle 22,400 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

New Jersey Oversize and Overweight Movement - No permit will be issued for a load that can be dismantled, reduced, or loaded in such a manner that the size or weight limits would not be exceeded.

New Jersey issues the following permits:

  • Single trip oversize/overweight, valid for five days. A permit is required for each one-way trip of an oversize or overweight vehicle that exceeds the legal dimensions or weights.
  • Code 23 single trip permit, valid for 30 days. A Code 23 permit is used for the movement of heavy construction equipment or apparatus of unusual size or weight on a “registered Code 23 trailer.” A Code 23 permit is required for each one-way trip of an oversize or overweight vehicle that exceeds the legal dimensions or weights noted above.
  • Code 23 special trailer permit, valid for the life of the trailer and valid as long as the trailer registration remains valid. This permit is used to permit the movement of an unloaded Code 23 registered trailer anywhere in the state. A permit is needed for these trailers if they exceed the legal dimensions.
  • Annual ocean-borne container permits, valid for one year and not route specific.

If a vehicle is both oversize and overweight, a single-trip permit will be issued for each one-way trip. 

New Mexico Size and Weight Limits

Width 8'6"
Height 14'
Single Axle 21,600 lbs
Tandem Axle  34,320 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 80,000 lbs 

New Mexico Oversize and Overweight Movement - A special permit is required when any person proposes to move a vehicle or load that exceeds the legal size or weight limits. Permits will not be issued for vehicles or loads that can reasonably be reduced or dismantled. An applicant for a permit to operate a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a gross weight up to 96,000 pounds within 12 miles of a port of entry on the border with Mexico is not required to demonstrate that the load cannot be reduced.

The following permits are available:

  • Single trip permits are issued for single-trip, one-way movements of oversize or overweight vehicles and objects. The permits are valid for three days, unless amended, and will specify the routes to be traveled;
  • Multiple-trip permits allow the movement of a particular vehicle more than once and more than one way and are valid for up to one year; and
  • Continuous move special permits.

View New Mexico Mileage Permit here

New York 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 

New York Oversize and Overweight Movement - Special Hauling Permits are required to move vehicles and/or loads on New York State highways if the vehicle and/or loads exceed the legal dimensions or weights specified in Section 385 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law. 

Operators of vehicles with a gross weight of 18,000 pounds or more must obtain a New York Highway Use Tax sticker. 

Find additional state information here