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Florida Oversize/Overweight Permits

Florida Overweight Permits

Permit Types

Call (888) 799-8858 for Florida Overweight/oversize permits.

1. Single trip Oversize/Overweight permit – Valid for 10 days, Max: 16′ wide, 18′ high, 150′ long, 200.000 Ibs.


2. Blanket permit
– This permit is valid for 1 year for an unlimited number of trips. It cannot be printed and must be mailed. This permit is transferable to another matching vehicle however, it must be the original document (copies are not allowed). This permit requires review by the Department. Max dim: 14’ wide, 18’ high, 150’ long, 200,000 pounds.


3. Route Specific Blanket
– This permit is valid for 3 months for an unlimited number of trips on a specific route and this permit cannot be printed and must be mailed. The permit is not transferable to another vehicle and the original document must be on board (copies are not allowed). This permit requires review by the Department.


4. Vehicle Specific Blanket
– This permit is valid for 1 year for an unlimited number of trips for a specific vehicle. This permit is specific to the VIN on the power unit only (do not provide any other VIN). This permit can be printed immediately or presented electronically if the vehicle/load does not exceed the following dimensions: 14’ wide, 18’ high, 150’ long, 200,000 pounds.


Obtain Florida Overweight/oversize permits by calling (888) 799-8858.


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

Width 8’6″ (8′ on some non-designated)
Height 13′ 6″ (13′ non-designated)

14′ for automobile transporters

Length
  • Single-unit vehicle – 40′
  • 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
Weight 80,000 lbs – gross weight

  • Single – 22,000 lbs
  • Tandem – 44,000 lbs
  • Tridem – 66,000 lbs
Overhang 3′ Front and 3′ Rear

 

PERMIT LIMITS

Width 16′
Height 16′ **A written route survey is required for heights over 15′ (or over 14’6 on some 2-lane routes)
Length 150′
Weight Depends on axle spacing

  • 5 axles – 112,000 lbs (depends on spacings and routes)
  • 6 axles – 122,000 lbs
  • 7 axles – 142,000 lbs
Overhang No set maximum

 

Escort/Pilot Requirements

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
Overhang The 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 14’6 1 escort
Height over 16′ 2 escorts (at 15′ high and over needs a route survey)

 

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS

Flags are required on over width, over height, and over length loads, and with 3′ front or 4′ rear overhang. “Oversize Load” signs are required on all loads exceeding 10′ wide. The same applies 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.

Florida Holiday Travel Restrictions

No movement is allowed on the following dates for loads exceeding 14’ 6” high, 80’ 0” long, and/or 10’ 0” wide in observation of the listed holidays in the State of Florida in accordance with F.A.C. 14-26 as follows:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas


If any of these holidays fall on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall also be observed as a holiday. If any of these holidays fall on a Sunday, the following Monday shall also be observed as a holiday. In addition, the Florida Permit Office will be closed on the following dates; (These dates are not subject to the above travel restrictions.)

  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Veteran’s Day