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Florida Oversize/Overweight Permits

FloridaFlorida oversize permits are valid for five days.

 

Operating Time

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, including Saturday and Sunday if the load is 10′ wide and under, legal trailer length, and height not exceeding 14’6. Over 10′ wide but not exceeding 14′ wide and not exceeding 16′ high may travel until 12:00 noon on Saturday and Sunday. Overweight-only can usually run 24/7.

 

 LEGAL DIMENSIONS

Width8’6″ (8′ on some non-designated)
Height13′ 6″ (13′ non-designated)
Length
  • 48′ trailer (53′ semi-trailer must have kingpin setting of 41′ from center of kingpin to center of rear axle to be legal)
  • 75′ overall length
Weight80,000 lbs – gross weight

  • Single – 22,000 lbs
  • Tandem – 44,000 lbs
  • Tridem – 66,000 lbs
Overhang3′ front or rear

 

PERMIT LIMITS

Width16′
Height16′ *

*A written route survey is required for heights over 15′ (or over 14’6 on some 2-lane routes)

Length150′
WeightDepends on spacings

  • 5 axles – 112,000 lbs (depends on spacings and routes)
  • 6 axles – 122,000 lbs
  • 7 axles – 142,000 lbs
OverhangNo set maximum

 

Escort/Pilot Requirements on 2-Lane Highways

Width over 12′ up to 14′1 escort (over 12′ may require 2 escorts on some 2-lane highways)
Width over 14′2 escorts
Width over 15′may require State Police escorts
OverhangThe rear overhang must be up to 20′ past center of the last axle or dolly may require 1 escort
Length over 95′1 Rear
Height over 14’61 escort
Height over 16′2 escorts (at 15′ high and over needs a route survey)

 

 

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS

Flags are required on all over width, over height and over length loads, and with 3′ front or 4′ rear overhang. “Oversize Load” signs required on all loads exceeding 10′ wide, over legal length or 14′ high. Loads exceeding 10′ wide, or over 4′ rear overhang need 360-degree amber warning light on a tractor. Width over 12′, height over 14’6, length 85′ or over, requires two 360 degree amber warning lights, one on a tractor and one at the rear of the load.

 

RESTRICTED TRAVEL

Vehicles over 12’ wide must travel between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. from Tavernier South to Key West.

No movement is allowed from 7:00-9:00 a.m.and 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Hillsboro County and Dade County.

The movement will be prohibited at any time when visibility is impaired due to smoke, fog, rain or when visibility is less than 1,000’. When traffic following a load accumulates to 7 cars, the permitted load must yield the right-of-way for the vehicles to pass at the nearest accessible place.