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 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.

LEGAL DIMENSIONS 

Width 8’6″
Weight
  • 4 or more axles, wheel base 28’ or more – 73,000 Ibs.
  • 5 or more axles, wheel base 51’ 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 overdimensional load, but the 43’ maximum does apply on a multi-piece load, even when the extra pieces are of legal size.
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.

PERMIT LIMITS

Width 16’
Weight
  • Single – 22,400 lbs.
  • Tandem – 40,000 lbs.
  • Tridem – 60,000 lbs.
Length 120’
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’ 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″ 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.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL

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.