Georgia Oversize/Overweight Permits
Call (888) 799-8858 for Georgia oversize/overweight permits.
1. Single-Trip Permits
Valid for 10 days.
- Standard Single – Width – 16′, Height – 16′, Weight – 150,000 lbs.
- Containerized Freight – Max dims: 100,000 lbs. weight. Serial number is required.
- Manufactured Home – Max dims: Width – 16′, Height – 16′, Length – 110′, Weight – legal limit.
- Manufactured Home Frame – Max dims: Width – 16′, Height – 14’6″, Length – 110′, Weight – legal limit.
- Weight Only under 125K – Max 125,000 lbs. weight.
- Superload – Width – more than 16′, Height – more than 16′, Weight – 150,000 – 180,000 lbs. These permits may take up to 3 days for approval.
- Superload Plus – Weight over 180,000 lbs. Requires bridge analysis and may take up to 3 weeks for approval.
- Mega Load – Weight 300,000 lbs. and above. Requires outside engineering and will take at least 30 business days for the GDOT’s review and coordination of the move from the date that the submittal is received from the engineering firm before a permit can be issued.
- House Move – A traffic control form is needed. Valid for 17 days.
2. Annual Permits
- Standard Annual – Width – 12′, Height – 14’6″, Length – 100′, Weight – 100,000 lbs. Containerized freight allowed 100,000 lbs. on 5 axles.
- Annual Plus – Width – 14′, Height – 14’6″, Length – 100′, Weight – 100,000 lbs. Travel on NHS routes only.
- Self Propelled Annual – Width – 12′, Height – 14’6″, Length – 100′, Weight – 100,000 lbs. These permits are for rotator wreckers, spade trucks, bucket trucks and boom trucks.
- Cotton Seasonal Annual – Max 9′ width. Valid for 6 months.
- Cotton Module Seasonal Annual – Max 9′ width. The tandem axle weight is not to exceed 46,000 lbs. Valid for 6 months.
- Tobacco Seasonal Annual – Max 9′ width. Valid for 6 months.
3. Annual Commercial Wrecker Emergency Tow Permit
Annual Commercial Wrecker Emergency Tow Permits may be issued for loads of up to 135,000 lbs. on 7 axles. Pursuant to this code section, the commission may issue an annual permit for vehicles towing disabled, damaged, abandoned, or wrecked commercial vehicles, including combination vehicles, even though such a wrecker or its load exceeds the maximum limits specified in this article. These permits do not authorize the operation of vehicles to which any of the following apply:
- A single axle weight exceeds 25,000 lbs.
- The load on one tandem axle exceeds 50,000 lbs.
- The load on any secondary tandem axle exceeds 38,000 lbs.
- The total load length exceeds 125′.
Obtain Georgia overweight/oversize permits by calling (888) 799-8858.
Travel is allowed Monday through Saturday, one-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset. Loads not exceeding 125,000 lbs. with legal dimensions may travel continuously (must be requested when the permit is ordered).
|Width||8’6″ (8′ on some non-designated)|
||Overall – 100′ (including overhang)
Trailer – 53′
Double Trailers – 28′ (the overall length is not limited)
Two 28’6″ trailers are allowed with an overall length of 65′.
Length for car and boat carriers:
(NHS network and access routes)
|Weight||80,000 lbs. of gross weight
|Overhang||No set limit. No overhang is allowed beyond the 65 foot limit on length.|
NOTE: On Interstates and NHS routes, single-piece loads may be transported on extendable semi-trailers exceeding 53′, provided they do not exceed 75′ and are not loaded end-to-end. The total length must not exceed 100 feet. If the load extends beyond the rear of the vehicle, semi-trailer, or trailer on which it is carried, then it needs a rear underride guard.
|Length||No set limit.|
Loads that exceed these dimensions or weights are considered superloads.
ESCORTS AND SIGNS
On 2-lane Highways
|Length over 75′
||1 escort or 8″ flashing amber lights* at each corner of the rear load|
|Length over 100′||1 escort|
|Length over 125′||2 escorts (front and rear)|
|Height over 15’6″||1 escort with a high pole car|
*must have GA light decal to use flashing amber light
On Interstate Highways
SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS
All permitted loads require “Oversize Load” signs. Flags are required on all four corners and extremities of oversized loads. You must have a current Georgia Light Sticker (decal) if you wish to operate a flashing amber beacon light in Georgia. (See Escorts section, above).
No movement is allowed on Sundays. In Atlanta, in the area bounded by and including I-285, no permit movement is allowed between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
On major holidays, Georgia does not allow travel for oversize or overweight loads and vehicles.
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