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(2) Null and Void Criteria. Any vehicle found to be operating under one or more of the following conditions shall be determined to be out of conformity with the provisions of the permit, in which case the vehicle is considered to be in non-compliance and the permit will be declared to be null and void for that vehicle for that trip. Penalties will be assessed as provided in Sections 316.516 and 316.545, F.S., and the vehicle must remain until the load is brought into compliance or a valid permit is obtained.
(a) The vehicle does not have the required number of axles. Penalty to be assessed for the weight only.
(b) The vehicle has an expired permit. Penalty to be assessed for both weight and size.
(c) The vehicle is not on the route designated on the permit or on an approved route on the multi-trip permit attachments. Penalty to be assessed for both weight and size.
(d) The vehicle is a self-propelled truck crane towing a motor vehicle that exceeds the 5,000 pound limit allowed in Section 316.550, F.S. Penalty to be assessed for weight only.
(e) The vehicle is operating with a permit which has been altered or forged. Penalty to be assessed for both weight and size.
(f) The vehicle is not as represented by the facts on the permit. Penalty to be assessed for both weight and size. This violation will not be applicable if it duplicates another violation noted in a specific citation.
FL-6 02/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual (g) The vehicle contains multiple loading (except as allowed per this rule). Penalty to be assessed based upon the nature of the violation (weight or size).
(h) The vehicle was operating during nighttime hours when not allowed by the permit or its attachments.
Penalty to be assessed for size only.
(i) The tires on the vehicle are smaller than those specified on the permit. Penalty to be assessed for size only.
(j) The vehicle has an outer-bridge dimension which is less than the minimum specified on the permit.
Penalty to be assessed for weight only.
(k) The vehicle is being operated under a multi-trip permit and the permit is not accompanied by the attachments described in the permit. Penalty to be assessed based upon the nature of the violation (weight or size).
RESTRICTED TRAVELDefinitions and Terms
1. Daytime Hours – means the period from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset.
Movement is prohibited at any time when visibility is impaired due to smoke, fog, rain, or visibility less than 1,000 feet.
2. Excluding Weekends and Holidays– means movement on Saturday and Sunday is limited to the period of time beginning one half hour before sunrise and ending at 12:00 noon, and is prohibited all day on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and the Friday after Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas. If any of these holidays fall on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall also be observed as a holiday. If any of these holidays fall on a Sunday, the following Monday shall also be observed as a holiday.
3. Local Moves – means hauling not more than a 50 mile radius from the point of origin.
4. Vertical Height Indicator – means a device located on the escort vehicle used to determine vertical clearance. This device must be manufactured of non-conducive and non-destructive material and must be a minimum of six inches higher than the load being escorted.
Movement Conditions and Restrictions Width Limitations
1. 8 feet 6 inches up to 10 feet: Movement is permitted all days, daytime hours only. Flags required.
2. 10 feet up to 12 feet: Movement is permitted daytime hours only, excluding weekends and holidays.
Warning lights required, mounted in such a way as to be seen by all approaching traffic. Flags and warning signs required. Except for local moves, this is the maximum width allowed for straight trucks.
3. 12 feet up to 14 feet: Movement is permitted daytime hours only, excluding weekends and holidays.
One (1) qualified escort vehicle required at all times, two qualified escorts, one front and one rear required when traveling on two-lane highways with pavement width less than 24 feet. Flags, warning signs and two warning lights required, except for manufactured buildings, manufactured homes, mobile homes, modular buildings, sheds, and swimming pools which require four warning lights.
1. Up to 80 feet: Movement is permitted all days, all hours. Rear overhang, is limited to maximum of 10 feet during nighttime movement. When overhang exceeds 4 feet, a warning light is required on top of the vehicle; at the extreme rear of the load shall be two red lamps, two red reflectors, and on each side of the load shall be one red lamp.
2. 80 feet up to 95 feet: Movement is permitted daytime hours only, excluding weekends and holidays.
Flags, warning signs and two (2) warning lights are required. One (1) warning light shall be mounted on the front of the vehicle and one (1) warning light shall be mounted on the rear of the load.
3. 95 feet up to 120 feet: Movement is permitted daytime hours only, excluding weekends and holidays.
Flags, warning signs and two (2) warning lights are required. One (1) warning light shall be mounted on the front of the vehicle and one (1) warning light shall be mounted on the rear of the load. One qualified escort is required during all movement except for truck tractor semi-trailers up to 105 feet with three points of articulation. Mobile home and tractor combinations cannot exceed 105 feet and the mobile home itself cannot exceed 81 feet (including tongue).
FL-7 02/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Height Limitations
1. 13 feet 6 inches up to 14 feet 6 inches: Movement is permitted all days, all hours. Except for local moves, this is the maximum height allowed for straight trucks.
2. 14 feet 6 inches up to 16 feet: Movement is permitted daytime hours only, excluding weekends and holidays. Flags, warning signs and two (2) warning lights are required. One (1) warning light shall be mounted on the front of the vehicle and one (1) warning light shall be mounted on the rear of the load. One (1) escort vehicle with a vertical height indicator is required to precede the load.
3. 16 feet up to 18 feet: Movement permitted daytime hours only, excluding weekends and holidays.
Flags, warning signs and two (2) warning lights are required. One (1) warning light shall be mounted on the front of the vehicle and one (1) warning light shall be mounted on the rear of the load. One (1) escort vehicle with a vertical height indicator is required to precede the load and one (1) law enforcement escort is required. Movement is restricted to local moves only. Appropriate utility personnel will also be required for low overhead obstructions.
The permittee must review and verify routes before moving. The following routes or areas are currently restricted as shown. These restrictions are subject to change with additions/deletions.
ROUTE RESTRICTIONS FOR OVERSIZE VEHICLESUnless otherwise stated, the restrictions provided below apply to both directions of traffic for each of the roadways listed.
THE FOLLOWING ROUTES ARE RESTRICTED ON THESE ROADWAYS
MAXIMUM OF 10 FEET WIDE NO OVERWEIGHT LOADSI-4 I-4 WB Off-Ramp @ US-441/Orange Blossom Trail US-1 Florida City to Key West I-4 I-4 WB On-Ramp @ SR-50 SR-40 SR-40 @ Ocklawaha River (#360055) SR-40 US-41 to SW 80th Ave US-441 US-192 (Holopaw) to SR-60 (Yeehaw Junction)
MAXIMUM OF 12 FEET WIDEI-275 Sunshine Skyway Bridge (#150189) SR-544 US-17 to US-27 SR-16 SR-121 to Union/Bradford County Line SR-574 I-4 to US-41 SR-17 US-17/US-92 to SR-60 SR-574 US-92 (Plant City) to Parsons Avenue (Seffner) SR-29 I-75 to US-41 SR-575 US-301 to Hernando County Line SR-52 I-75 to US-301 US-1 Florida City to Key West SR-70 US-27 to US-98 (Okeechobee) US-17 Georgia Line to I-95 SR-72 I-75 to US-17 US-92 SR-566 to Garden Lane (Tampa) SR-105 Blount Island to Fernandina Beach US-98 US-27 to Fort Meade SR-542 US-17 to US-27 US-331/SR-83 Chat Holley Rd (Santa Rosa Beach) to Bay Grove Rd (Freeport) Toll Plazas Florida’s Turnpike & Central Florida Expressway NOTE: Includes SR-91 (Turnpike Mainline), SR-821 (Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike), SR-869 (Sawgrass Expressway), SREast-West Expressway), SR-414 (Apopka Expressway), SR-417 (Seminole Expressway/Central Florida Greenway/Southern Connector Extension), SR-429 (Western Beltway), SR-528 (Beachline Expressway), SR-570 (Polk Parkway), SR-589 (Veterans Expressway/Suncoast Parkway), I-4 Connector, and all associated ramps and connectors.
NOTE: Traffic between 10’ and 12’ in Width must use right lane through SR-528 (Beach Line Airport Toll Plaza) in both directions.
THE FOLLOWING ROUTES ARE RESTRICTED UNDER THESE STRUCTURES
MAXIMUM OF 11 FEET 7 INCHES HIGH (BELOW LEGAL HEIGHT) MAXIMUM OF 13 FEET 11 INCHES HIGHAlton Rd SB & 5th St WB & 6th St @ SR-907 NB On-Ramp (#870099) US-1 @ I-95 (#720177) SR-817 @ SR-826 (#870239) Hendricks St & Kings St & Montana Ave @ I-95 SB On-Ramp (#720529) MAXIMUM OF 13 FEET HIGH (BELOW LEGAL HEIGHT) SR-972 & Broadway @ I-95 SB (#870355) SR-40 @ CSX-RR (#360004) US-17-92 @ CFRC-RR (#750255)
MAXIMUM OF 14 FEET HIGHMAXIMUM OF 13 FEET 3 INCHES HIGH (BELOW LEGAL HEIGHT) US-90 @ Bayline RRLLC (#530003) SRI-4 WB (#750080) US-92 Bus./N Gary Rd @ CSX-RR (#160028) Channelside Dr & Twiggs St & Nebraska Ave & Kennedy Blvd & Jackson St & Jefferson St & Morgan St & Florida Ave @ SR-618 WB (#100332) MAXIMUM OF 13 FEET 6 INCHES HIGH (LEGAL HEIGHT) SR-442 @ I-95 (#790062 & #790063) US-1 @ New River (Structure #860003) NE 2nd Ave @ I-395 (#870373 & #870575) US-27 & SR-948 @ SR-112 WB (#870237) SR-968 & Flagler St @ I-95 SB On-Ramp (#870545) I-95 NB On-Ramp @ I-95 NB Off-Ramp (#870360) N Miami Ave @ I-395 WB On-Ramp (#870583) NE 1st Ave & I-395 WB On-Ramp @ I-395 (#870373 & #870575)
MAXIMUM OF 14 FEET 1 INCH HIGHFL-8 02/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual MAXIMUM OF 13 FEET 7 INCHES HIGH SR-678 @ I-275 (#100238) SR-574 @ I-275 NB (#100204) US-90 @ CSX-RR (#550036) SR-228 @ I-10 EB (#270057) US-98 @ CR-399 (#580090) SR-907 & I-195 Off-Ramp @ I-195 (#870303) US-41/US-441 @ I-75 (#290053 & #290082) SR-907 SB @ I-195 EB Off-Ramp (#870377) US-90 & I-95 On-Ramps @ I-95 SB (#720170) SR-970 @ I-95 SB On-Ramp (#870545) US-1 Alt/SR-115 & Haines St @ Pedestrian Overpass (#729002) SR-933 & NW 17th Ave & SR-836 EB Off-Ramp @ SR-836 MAXIMUM OF 13 FEET 9 INCHES HIGH (#870147 & #870165) US-23 @ CSX-RR (#720015) US-90 @ I-95 NB (#720299) SR-860 & I-95 SB Ramps @ I-95 (#870352 & #870449) US-41 Business/SR-685 @ I-275 SB (#100832) NW 8th St @ I-95 NB Off-Ramp (#870360) SR-371 @ CSX-RR (#550088) SR-934 @ I-95 NB (#870431) NW 72nd Ave @ SR-836 (#870065 & #870265) US-1 SB & SR-913 Off-Ramp @ I-95 NB (#870350) MAXIMUM OF 14 FEET 2 INCHES HIGH US-90 @ I-75 NB (#290064) SR-A1A @ SR-10 (#720122) MAXIMUM OF 13 FEET 10 INCHES HIGH US-301 @ US-41 (#130002) US-27 @ CSX-RR (#550940) MAXIMUM OF 14 FEET 6 INCHES HIGH US-90 WB @ SR-228 (#720113) SR-91 @ SR-91 Leg A On/Off Ramp (#870160) For the most current route restrictions, please visit the Permit Application System at https://gis.dot.state.fl.us/PermitApplicationSystem.
Moving heavy equipment at railroad grade crossings.
(1)No person shall operate or move any crawler-type tractor, steam shovel, derrick, roller or any equipment or structure having a normal operating speed of 10 or less miles per hour or a vertical body or load clearance of less than one-half inch per foot of the distance between any two adjacent axles or in any event of less than nine inches, measured above the level surface of a roadway, upon or across any tracks at a railroad grade crossing without first complying with this section.
(2)Notice of such intended crossing shall be given to a station agent of such railroad and a time be given to such railroad to provide proper protection at such crossing.
(3)Before making any such crossing the person operating or moving any such vehicle or equipment shall first stop the same not less than 15' nor more than 50' from the nearest rail of such railroad and while so stopped shall listen and look in both directions also on such track for any approaching train and for signals indicating the approach of a train, and shall not proceed until the crossing can be made safely.
(4)No such crossing shall be made when warning is given by automatic signal or crossing gates or a flagman is provided by the railroad, movement over the crossing shall be under his direction.
PERMIT ORDERINGThe Automated Permit Application Submission System (APASS) is no longer available and has been replaced with the new Permit Application System (PAS) for the submittal of all permit applications. Permit applications submitted via APASS will not be processed by the Department. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) has developed a new Permit Application System (PAS) which allows customers to apply and pay for all permit types on-line using GIS routing and Account Profiles.
Additionally, most trip permits can be self-issued. PAS is located at:
https://gis.dot.state.fl.us/permitapplicationsystem The One Stop Permitting system has been upgraded and was moved to a new location. You may access the new system at: https://gis.dot.state.fl.us/OneStopPermitting
SPECIAL NOTESRecent Changes – The One Stop Permitting system has been upgraded and was moved to a new location. You may access the new system at: https://gis.dot.state.fl.us/OneStopPermitting Pending Changes – None Noted
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association is pleased to publish this Oversize/ Overweight Permit Manual.
Each state analysis includes information in a standardized format: contact, legal limits, special permit limits, general restrictions, types of permits available, fees, escort needs, fines, and restricted travel areas. Telephone numbers, locations, and hours of operation are listed for ports of entry and permit branches. However, readers are always advised to check with the state offices on current laws and procedures. This project could not have been completed without the advice and consultation of many state officials. We thank all of those who provided permit manuals, maps, laws, regulations, and various other forms of documentation.
Legal Notice This SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual is intended only to provide concise, easily read information, useful in planning movements of overdimensional and overweight loads. This Permit Manual is not intended to be an accurate summary of all the applicable laws and regulations. Users of the Permit Manual should confirm the information contained herein before dispatching vehicles and loads. The SC&RA cautions Permit Manual users that state laws and regulations are subject to change without notice, and that some time elapses between the effective date of such changes and the amendment of the Permit Manual to reflect those changes. The SC&RA assumes no responsibility for accident, injury, loss or claim, penalties or any other damage resulting from reliance on the contents of this Permit Manual.