Connecticut Oversize/Overweight Permits
Call (888) 799-8858 for Connecticut oversize/overweight permits.
- Single-Trip Oversize/Overweight Permit – Valid for 3 days
- Industrial Permit
- Annual Divisible Permit
- Monthly Divisible Permit
- Annual Non-Divisible Permit
- Annual Milk Permit
OPERATING TIME: Hours of operation are limited to daylight only (one-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset). No weekends or holidays. Weekend travel is not allowed for overweight-only loads. No moves are permitted between 6:30 and 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Loads wider than 13’6″ or taller than 14′ can only travel Tuesday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|Height||13’6″ (Note: CT will not issue permits for overheight loads for any kind of building).|
|Overhang||Maximum overhang shall not exceed 1/3 of the length of the load.|
|Note||You can be fined $750 if you have a 53’ semi-trailer traveling without a permit and kingpin setting over 43’ if you are traveling empty unless the return trip is shown on your permit.|
Any load that exceeds 150’ length, 16’ width, 16’ height, or 200,000 lbs. gross is considered to be a superload.
|Height||15’ (Route survey required for height over 14’); 13’6” is the maximum height for any kind of building.|
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Escort / Pilot Car Requirements
|Width over 12’ but less than 13’6″||1 rear escort on divided highways
1 front escort on undivided highways
|Width 13’6″ or greater||2 (front and rear) on all highways|
|Width 15’ or grater||1 front and 2 rear escorts|
|Width over 13’5″ & height over 15’||2 Connecticut State Police escorts|
|Height over 14’||1 front escort|
|Height over 15’4″||1 Connecticut Police escort in the front|
|Overhang more than 25’ (at point of overhang)||1 escort|
|Length over 80’
|1 rear escort
1 rear or 2 (rear/front) on undivided highways
2 escorts (rear/front)
SIGNS & FLAGS
“Oversize Load” signs are required to be present on loads over 10’ wide or 13’6″ tall. Over 4’ of overhang must be flagged during the day and well-lit at night. Flags are required on all corners of the permitted vehicle with any oversize or overweight load and on the widest points of loads.
During daylight hours on Monday through Friday, no movements are permitted during the peak hours of 6:30-9:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. Loads over 13’6″ wide or 14′ tall may travel only on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mobile homes 14’ wide MAY travel 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. No commercial vehicles are allowed on Route 15—Wilbur Cross Parkway. Travel on I-95 is restricted to legal gross weight limits and legal axles between the New York State line and New Haven.