Connecticut Oversize/Overweight Permits

Connecticut Overweight Permits

Call (888) 799-8858 for Connecticut Oversize/Overweight permits.

Permit Types

  1. Single trip Oversize/Overweight Permit – Valid for 3 days
  2. Industrial Permit
  3. Annual Divisible Permit
  4. Monthly Divisible Permit
  5. Annual Non-divisible Permit
  6. 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 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Loads 13’6″ wide or over 14′ high can only travel Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS 

Width 8’6″
Weight
  • 4 or more Axles, wheel base 28 ft or more – 73,000 Ibs
  • 5 or more Axles, wheel base 51 ft or more – 80,000 Ibs
  • Single – 22,400 lbs
  • Tandem – 36,000 lbs
  • Tridem – 42,500 lbs
Length
  • 48′ trailer.
  • Note: 53′ semi-trailers are only legal on Interstate and Designated Highways if the distance between the kingpin and the center of the rear axle does not exceed 43′. (Kingpin setting does not matter on a single piece O/D load permit load but the 43’ maximum does apply on a multiple piece load, even when the extra pieces are legal size).
Height 13’6″ (Note: CT will not issue a permit for overheight for any kind of a building.)
Overhang Maximum overhang shall not exceed 1/3 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.


Everything that exceeds 150′ length, 16′ height, 16′ width, 200,000 lbs. is considered to be a Super Load.

PERMIT LIMITS

Width 16′
Weight
  • Single – 22,400
  • Tandem – 40,000
  • Tridem – 60,000
Length 120′
Height 15′ (Route survey required for height over 14′); 13’6” is the maximum height for any kind of building


Obtain Connecticut Oversize/Overweight permits by
calling (888) 799-8858.

Escort / Pilot Car Requirements 

Width over 12′ but less than 13’6″ 1 Rear on divided highways

1 Front on undivided highways

Width 13’6″ or greater 2 (Front & 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 Front Connecticut Police Escort
Overhang more than 25′ (at point of overhang) 1
Length over 80′

Over 100′

Over 119’11”

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″ high. 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 on any oversize or overweight load, and on the widest points of loads.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL

Daylight hours, Monday through Friday, no moves during the peak hours of 6:30-9:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.


Loads 13’6” wide or over 14’ high travel only 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.


Mobile homes 14’ wide travel 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m Monday through Friday.


No commercial vehicles are allowed on Route 15 – Wilbur Cross Parkway.


I-95 travel is restricted to legal gross weight limits and legal axles between the New York State line and New Haven.