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Overheight Permit

An Overheight Permit is a type of permit which is requested when the height of the load exceeds legal standards. Over-height Permits for all movements will be limited to a nonreducible mixture of vehicle and load height not exceeding the vertical clearance of the structures on the most feasible direct route between origin and destination. Arrangements for the raising or removal of overhead lines will be the responsibility of the permittee. It is also the responsibility of the permittee to check all structures and overhead wires for clearances before travel.

 

Overheight operations are normally governed by the thru-bridges on the planned routes. Applicants may be required to post a bond to cover all the damages that may happen to utilities or other facilities that must be moved to allow road of an over-height vehicle.

 

Legal Height Standards

All states have their specific legal height limits. This is an overall or combined height of the trailer and load. There are no sign or flag requirements for over-height movements up to 15i0I. Over 15i0I movements require oversize signs and an amber rotating or flashing beacon. Legal Height is 14 feet from the road surface to the top of the load or vehicle. If the height exceeds 14 feet:

 

OverheightOne Trip
0-5 feet$6.00
Over 5-6 feet$8.00
Over 6-7 feet$10.00
Over 7-8 feet$12.50
Over 8-9 feet$15.00
Over 9-10 feet$18.00
Over 10-11 feet$21.00
Over 11-12 feet$25.00
Over 12 feet$27.50

 

Escort Vehicles

The escort vehicle for over-height loads should have a vertical clearance detection device and have continuous, uninterrupted, two-way communication with the power unit. Flags used for flagging and on permit vehicles shall be clean, red or orange fluorescent, in good condition, with no advertising or wording and be at least eighteen inches (18”) square.

 

Height Detection Vehicles

The height detection vehicle required to precede overheight loads exceeding fifteen feet six inches (15’6”). The height detection vehicle shall have a vertical clearance detection device and have direct, continuous, uninterrupted, two-way communication with the power unit; height greater than 17’ requires a Highway Patrol escort.

 

In addition, a separate escort shall be provided for each load and each dimension.  Additional and/ or special escort requirements may be specified whenever the size, speed or operation of movement might require.

 

Please Note: The Bureau of Turnpikes does NOT ALLOW any over-height loads or vehicles greater than 15′ high to pass under any toll canopy.

 

Travel Restrictions

New YearNo travel for overheight vehicles permitted or overheight vehicle combinations with a gross weight exceeding 112,000 lbs.
Memorial DayNo travel for overheight vehicles permitted or overheight vehicle combinations with a gross weight exceeding 112,000 lbs.
Independence Day No travel for overheight vehicles permitted or overheight vehicle combinations with a gross weight exceeding 112,000 lbs.
Labor DayNo travel for overheight vehicles permitted or overheight vehicle combinations with a gross weight exceeding 112,000 lbs.
ThanksgivingNo travel for overheight vehicles permitted or overheight vehicle combinations with a gross weight exceeding 112,000 lbs. 
ChristmasNo travel for overheight vehicles permitted or overheight vehicle combinations with a gross weight exceeding 112,000 lbs.

 

 

Need to get an Overheight Permit? 

OverweightPermits.com is here to help you to obtain your overheight permit and comply with all over-height regulations of your state. Our free quote is available online. Feel free to fill it out. For further information, you can contact us at (888) 799-8858. Our permit agents are here to help you and answer all your questions as well as provide you with detailed information regarding your over-height permit.