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NEW YEARS DAY NOON on DECEMBER 31, 2013 to SUNRISE on JANUARY 2, 2014 GOOD FRIDAY/EASTER SUNRISE on April 18 to SUNRISE on APRIL 21, 2014 (The Permit Office is open on April 18) MEMORIAL DAY NOON on MAY 23 to SUNRISE on May 27, 2014 INDEPENDENCE DAYNOON on JULY 3 to SUNRISE on JULY 5, 2014 LABOR DAYNOON on August 29 to SUNRISE on SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 THANKSGIVING NOON on NOVEMBER 26 to SUNRISE on NOVEMBER 28, 2014 CHRISTMASNOON on DECEMBER 24 to SUNRISE on DECEMBER 26, 2014
On the following holidays, movement is allowed, but the ODOT Permit Office will be closed:
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY -JANUARY 20, 2014 PRESIDENTS’ DAY –FEBRUARY 17, 2014 COLUMBUS DAY (Observed)-OCTOBER 13, 2014
Permit Information Required — Tractor and trailer information; description of load (make and model);
net weight; gross weight; axle spacings; axle weights; number and size of tires; load dimensions; overall dimensions; origin and destination; suggested routes to be traveled; effective dates.
PERMIT TYPESActive or Single Trip – One way movement Continuing – Issued for repeated movements of the same vehicle and load over same routes; issued for ninety days or one year.
Three Steel Coil permits - Allowed for gross vehicle weight up to and including 120,000 pounds for a single trip permit and for a continuing ( formerly called "90 Day" ) permit.
Marina Permit.- A Marina permit has been formalized. The permit will be issued for an unlimited number of movements of boats between the marina and points of storage, repair, or launch within a 10 mile radius.
Permit will not exceed legal weight, nor exceed 14 feet overall width, or exceed 65 feet overall length.
Movement is not authorized on fully controlled or limited access highways.
Construction Equipment – Movement of construction equipment, up to 12' in width and legal weight, to and from job site (one year).
FEES Single Trip – OS only $65 one way $100 and return, OS/OW $135 one way $200 and return, Steel Coil $65 one way, Multi-State OS only $65 one way, Multi-State OS/OW $135 one way, and Emergency $250 one way $365 and return.
Continuing (90day) – OS only $250 one way $375 and return, OS/OW $500 one way $750 and return, Steel Coil $125 one way, Michigan Legal $125 one way $125 and return.
Continuing Annual (365 day) – OS only $970 one way $1,170 and return, OS/OW $1,970 one way $2,970 and return, Steel Coil $470 one way, Michigan Legal $470 one way $470 and return.
Construction Equipment – Fee of $100.
ESCORTS AND SIGNSLabeling — Signs are required on the front and rear of all oversize vehicle. The sign must have a yellow background with black capital letters 10" high, and have dimensions of at least 7' x 1.5'. Letters should be at least 10" high with a 1.41" brush stroke. Sign must read "OVERSIZE LOAD" Flags must be displayed at all four corners of an overwidth vehicle, and must be red or orange and 18" square.
Escort Vehicles and Personnel —
1. Escort vehicles, when required by a Special Hauling Permit to accompany an overdimensional or overweight vehicle or vehicle/ load, shall be required to display a warning sign, yellow with black letters, reading “OVERSIZE LOAD.” The sign shall be 5' long by 12" high with 8" high letters. Escort vehicles shall also be required to maintain radio communication with the operator of the permit vehicle and shall also be required to be equipped with a roof mounted amber flashing or rotating light(s) visible at a minimum distance of 1,000 feet in normal daylight conditions. Driver of the escort vehicle is to act as a flagman when needed.
2. One rear escort vehicle shall be required for the transportation of any vehicle/load with an overall length in excess of 90'.
3. One lead (rear on multiple lane highways) escort vehicle shall be required for the transportation of any vehicle/load with an overall width in excess of 13'.
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4. One lead escort vehicle equipped with a height sensing device shall be required for the transportation of any vehicle/load with an overall height in excess of 14'6".
5. One lead and one rear escort shall be required on any vehicle or vehicle/load with an overall width in excess of 14'6".
6. One lead and one rear escort shall be required on any vehicle or vehicle/load with an overall height in excess of 14'10".
7. If more than one of the conditions set forth in numbers 2. through 4. above are met (for example, a load exceeding 13' in width and 90' in length), two escorts (one lead and one rear) shall be required.
8. Lead escort vehicle, when required, is to precede 500' in advance of permit vehicle/load.
Rear escort vehicle, when required, is to follow 500' back of permit vehicle/load.
Escort requirements are described in the Hauling Permits Operational Guide (Section XII pages 11 – 12) and also on the OS-1A Limitation and Provision sheet.
When escorts are required, the permittee is responsible for making arrangements for all escorts, including police escorts.
An escort vehicle driver must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license issued by the state in which the escort vehicle is registered.
If your permit calls for two private escorts to accompany the load during movement. If you wish, you may travel with one private escort and one Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) escort if the OSHP has a person available and are willing to escort the load.
Certification – Pilot Car Escort Certification is not currently required.
FINES Overdimension Only: Range from $25 to $100 per violation
Minimum fine is $100. Falsification of weights on bills of lading, dock receipts, etc-$5,000, plus 30 days in jail.
Operators may be fined for either over-axle or over-gross, and may be permitted to shift up to 1,000 lbs to avoid an over-axle citation.
RESTRICTED TRAVELOhio Turnpike - Please contact for latest information Ohio Tpk. Commission, (440) 234-2081
Tandem trailer program allows doubles operations over 70' under permit, up to a maximum 127,400 lbs GVW.
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Fees for permits on the Ohio Turnpike:
$4 per permit, plus:
$.02 per mile for each foot or fraction overwidth;
$.01 per mile for each foot or fraction overlength;
$.02 per mile for each foot or fraction overheight.
Doubles combination vehicle operators must obtain special permission from the Turnpike Commission to operate on the turnpike, and may have minimum dimensions of 90'–106', and a maximum gross weight of 127,000 lbs. GVW.
Slow-Moving Vehicles or Equipment Crossing Railroad Tracks.
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 six or less miles per hour or a vertical body or load clearance of less than nine inches above the level surface of a roadway, upon or across any tracks with a railroad grade crossing without first complying with divisions (A) and (B) of this section.
(A) Before making any such crossing, the person operating or moving any such vehicle or equipment shall first stop the same, and while stopped he shall listen and look in both directions along such track for any approaching train and for signals indicating the approach of a train, and shall proceed only upon exercising due care.
(B) No such crossing shall be made when warning is given by automatic signal or crossing gates or a flagman or otherwise of the immediate approach of a railroad train or car.
If the normal sustained speed such vehicle, equipment, or structure is not more than three miles per hour, the person owning, operating or moving the same shall also give notice of such intended crossing to a station agent or superintendent of the railroad, and a reasonable time shall be given to such railroad to provide proper protection for such crossing. Where such vehicles or equipment are being used in constructing or repairing a section of highway lying on both sides of a railroad grade crossing, and in such construction or repair it is necessary to repeatedly move such vehicles or equipment over such crossing, one daily notice specifying when such work will start and stating the hours during which it will be prosecuted is sufficient.
PERMIT OFFICES2012- Permit Office Closures: Jan.2, Jan.16, Feb. 20, May 28,July 4, Sep. 3, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Nov. 22, Dec. 25
PERMIT ORDERINGAlthough individuals may contact ODOT District 9's offices with general questions regarding permits, the district office no longer accepts paper applications. Permit requests can be made via the department's web site at https://ohpass.dot.state.oh.us/ohpass/login.asp, and additional information is also available online at http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Operations/Maintenance/Permits/Pages/default.aspx.
Obtain a user login name and password from ODOT Special Hauling Section by completing an OS – 7 Form and have your insurance company provide ODOT with a completed OS – 32 Form.
SPECIAL NOTESRecent Changes – The Ohio Permit Office has moved to 1980 West Broad Street. The telephone and fax numbers will remain the same. Access to the third floor is through the front desk where visitors need to sign-in and obtain a “Visitor Access” badge.
Pending Changes –
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.
SASHTO: 100’ long, 14’ wide, 14’ high, 120,000 pounds
PERMIT RESTRICTIONSGeneral - Permits are valid for three days. Overweight only can have continuous travel. Oversize permit movements are limited to travel from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset, seven days
a week, subject to the following restrictions:
Movement of oversize permitted loads is restricted on the Interstate System in Cleveland, Oklahoma and Tulsa counties from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Monday thru Friday).
Requests for overweight loads that must be approved by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Bridge Division. Continuous travel may be allowed if vehicle is overweight only.
Insurance — Must demonstrate coverage of $25,000/$50,000/$25,000, but proof of insurance does not need to be filed with permit office.
Weekend/Night Travel – None noted.
Holiday - No travel is allowed on specified holidays. Specified holidays are: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Permit loads may move on other holidays if the permit is purchased by 4:30 p.m. prior to the holiday.
State Office Holiday Closings
Inclement Weather - Extreme caution in the operation of permitted vehicles and loads shall be exercised during hazardous conditions, including, but not limited to, snow, ice, sleet, fog, mist, rain, dust, smoke, excessive wind, or any weather, traffic, or road condition which would adversely affect traction or braking capabilities. When conditions become dangerous, the company or the operator shall discontinue operations, and operations shall not resume until the vehicle and load can be moved with reasonable safety. The state may restrict or prohibit operations during periods, when, in the state's judgment, weather, traffic, road, or other conditions exist which make such operations unsafe or inadvisable.
Seventy-two-hour Trip — Trip permit required for all overweight loads unless prorated with Oklahoma (cost: $12). Obtained though Oklahoma Tax Commission.
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SINGLE TRIP PERMITSGeneral Any type of General load. Examples: Portable Buildings, loaders, dozers Mobile Office Must meet OTC definition of Mobile Office Manufactured Home Also known as : Trailer houses, Mobile Homes Modular Homes They are placed on a pre-made foundation, joined, and completed by your local builder.
House Buildings - Houses, garages, portable buildings in excess of 16 wide Special Purpose Equip. Also Known as : Special Mobilized Machinery…cranes, scrapers, well service equipment etc (Trip Permit) Washto Western Regional Permit: We honor, but do not issue at this time.
Monthly Multi-Trip This is for pieces of equipment that have serial numbers and are motorized. Requiring Frequent moves.
Annual Round Baled Hay Round baled hay (Not to exceed maximum size stated on permit ) Soil Conservation Equip Various Type of Equipment – This permit can only be used for Soil Conservation Purposes.
Tree Length Logs Transporting Tree Length Logs from the Forest to the Mill Longer Combination Vehicle This is LCV – Weight Auth Permit. Allows travel from 80,000 to 90,000 lbs on the interstate. Must be properly registered. Can be used for Doubles or triples.
Special Combination Vehicle All Triples must be permitted.
Special Purpose Equipment Special Mobilized Machinery - This is the annual permit.
Annual Envelop Permit Annual Envelop Permit- Requires deliverance by Certified Mail.
Annual Permits – For a duration of one calendar year from the date of issuance. For the movement of loads which exceed the legal limits but do not exceed the maximum allowable permit limits.
Single Trip Permits – For a duration of up to, but not exceeding, five (5) consecutive business days. For the movement of loads which exceed the legal limits but do not exceed the maximum allowable permit limits.
Provisional Permits – For authorized carriers who have established monthly billing accounts with the Department of Public Safety. For single trips.
Multi-trip Permits – May be issued for specific movements.
Annual Envelop Vehicle Permit – May be issued in conformity with 730:30-9-16.
FEES Fee increases set for in SB1574 in 2010 Legislative year are EFFECTIVE July 1, 2010.
Please be advised that the following fees will apply beginning on July 1, 2010.
The fee increase only applies to those listed; all other fees will remain the same.