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Annual permit for oversize and/or overweight.
May be used for modular homes and most other nondivisible loads excluding mobile homes.
Size and weight limits are listed below:
BLANKET PERMIT – SEAGOINGAnnual permit for overweight seagoing containerized cargo.
Travel is allowed on most major highways. Some restrictions apply.
Maximum gross weight allowed is 90,000 pounds with a single axle limit of 28,000 pounds, tandem axle limit of 45,000 pounds, and tridem axle limit of 50,000 pounds.
BLANKET PERMIT – Mobile Home
FEES Single Trip - $20.00 for overweight or overdimensional plus $.04 per ton mile for overweight.
Superload – Same fee as for single trip.
Blanket (Regular) - $200 for each oversize permit or $500 for each oversize and overweight permit.
Blanket (Seagoing) - $150 for 1-15 permits, $15 for each additional permit.
Blanket (Mobile Home) - $200 for each permit.
Single Trip Mobile Home - $20.00 per trip.
Low Impact Monitors - $150 for the first bridge, $100 for the second bridge, and $50 for each additional bridge up to a maximum of $750. Permit monitors may be assigned in certain situations, with their fees determined on a case-by-case basis.
Payment for permits can be made by major credit card or escrow account (through Bentley Services) or through a wire service company.
GENERAL PERMIT RESTRICTIONSSingle Trip and Superload permits are good for (5) five days. Single Trip Mobile Home permits are good for ten (10) days. No travel is permitted on holidays.
Divisible load permits are not available. School bus hour or other curfew may be applied.
Travel for oversize vehicles which are 14' 0" or less wide and any length, height, or weight (except for loads approved at low impact) is allowed on all routes except the West Virginia Turnpike* (when requested) from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.
*The West Virginia Turnpike allows weekend travel for loads no more than 95’ long and/or with no more than 15’ combined overhang, and/or no more than 14’6” high and/or with a gross vehicle weight of no more than 110,000 lbs.
Oversize vehicles exceeding these dimensions up to and including 16' 0" wide can travel from sunrise to sunset, Monday through Friday on all routes. Travel for vehicles exceeding 16' 0" wide is allowed only on Sunday mornings.
Travel for vehicles that are overweight up to and including 110,000 pounds but not oversize is allowed (when requested) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Routes which cannot safely accommodate the above dimensions or weights may be rerouted or denied or have more restrictive travel times.
WV-5 01/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Mobile homes up to and including 14' wide can move from sunrise to sunset, Monday through Friday and sunrise until noon on Saturday. Mobile homes greater than 14' wide up to and including 16' can move sunrise to sunset, Monday through Thursday and sunrise until 3:00 pm on Friday. Mobile homes greater than 16' wide are not allowed.
Weekend travel, when allowed, is given upon request. Haulers should note on their application if they desire weekend travel.
Bulldozers may be hauled with the blades on, so long as the blade is angled away from oncoming traffic and the total width of the load is not more than 14’. If the load is more than 14’ wide, the blade must be taken off and hauled on a separate trailer (if the load is also overweight).
Holiday Travel - 2014 Holiday Travel Restrictions An oversize/overweight permit shall not be valid for the operation of a vehicle on the
following 2014 holidays:
Labor Day: Saturday, August 30, 2014 through Monday, September 1, 2014 Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 27, 2014 Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 through Thursday, December 25, 2014 New Years Day: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 through Thursday, January 1, 2015 An oversize permit shall not be valid during the nighttime hours of sunset to sunrise.
INSURANCENot required to be on file with the permit office (except mobile home). Operators must obtain a minimum of $350,000 coverage.
PERMIT INFORMATION REQUIREDSingle Trip and Superload – Tractor and trailer information; load (make and model) information; overall dimensions; load weight and gross weight; axle spacings; axle weights; origin and destination; effective dates; routes to be traveled. Revision for dates of travel, tractor and trailer license numbers.
Blanket – Company name, address and phone number Mobile Home Blanket – Company name, address, phone number, and insurance information.
Single Trip Mobile Home – Company name and address, Driver’s name, insurance information, origin and destination, travel dates, license number, make and year of tow truck, mobile home make, serial number, license number and size.
* Districts and Parkway may require additional escort or time restrictions ** West Virginia Parkway Authority: Loads greater than 16' wide must be able to clear 2'9" high concrete barriers.
*** Loads more than 16’ wide may move only on Sunday morning until noon.
Pole or extendable trailer can legally carry a load of 80' in length (without permit) providing load is not overweight. Escorts are not required but are encouraged for safety.
* Districts and Parkway Authority may require additional escorts.
** No escort required until overhang exceeds 10' front or rear.
Escort requirements must be stated within the permit. These requirements are the policy of the WV Division of Highways. Districts and Parkway Authority may require additional escort or movement requirements, but never less than those listed above.
* Parkway (I-77/64 maximum height Yeager Bridge 15' 10". 16' in center of bridge.)
VEHICLE REQUIREMENTSThe escort vehicles must weigh more than 2,000 pounds and have manufacturer’s gross weight rating less than 26,000 pounds and must be properly licensed.
Identification signs or placards showing the name of the company or the owner or driver of the escort vehicle shall be displayed on the escort vehicle in a conspicuous place on both the right and left side. The signs shall be at least 8" by 12" and shall contain the telephone number of the owner or driver plainly legible to the motoring public.
All escort vehicles must be equipped with the following equipment:
A rotating or strobe amber yellow plastic, acrylic or glass covered flashing light which is visible from at least 500 feet and has a horizontal placement which is visible from all directions 360 degrees.
Shall display bumper mounted or roof mounted yellow 5' x 12" signs reading "Oversize Load" with black letters 10 inches high, 1-1/2 inch wide brush stroke, which must be visible from front or rear.
Two flags, red or safety orange, a minimum of 18" square in size, shall be mounted at a 40 to 70 degree angle on the escort vehicle’s roof rack or flags may be mounted on all four corners of the vehicle.
All for-hire escort vehicles shall contain the following miscellaneous equipment:
A CB radio, or any other two way communication device with the permitted load;
two 5 lb. Fire extinguishers (type a-b-c); a slow sign with a handle with the word "STOP" on one side and "SLOW" on the other of not less than 18" in diameter with 6" letters suitable for directing traffic; a safety orange vest, shirt or jacket; a red hand held sign 18" in size; 2 oversize load banners, yellow with black lettering;
three reflecting triangles or 18" traffic cones.
WV-9 01/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual FINES OVERDIMENSION ONLY: Maximum $100 for first offense, up to $200 for second offense in the same year, and up to $500 for more than two offenses in the same year.
Fines are calculated beginning at legal weight. Operators may be fined for either over axle or over gross, whichever produces the greater fine. Drivers may be given time to shift load to avoid an over axle citation.
RESTRICTED TRAVEL HIGH TRAVEL DAYS, EVENTS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS
WHERE TRAVEL IS NOT ALLOWEDHigh Travel Days Date Restriction Memorial Day Saturday, May 23, 2015 through Monday, May 25, 2015 Independence Day Saturday, July 4, 2015 through Sunday, July 5, 2015 Labor Day Saturday, September 5, 2015 through Monday, September 7, 2015 Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26, 2015 Christmas Day Thursday, December 24, 2015. through Sunday, December 27, 2015 New Years Day Thursday, December 31, 2015 through Sunday, January 3, 2016 WV-10 01/15 SC&RA Oversize/Overweight Permit Manual Oversize loads are not allowed to travel from sunset to sunrise.
Event Restrictions – No Overdimensional travel between sunrise of the first date until sunset of the last date.
West Virginia University football games – No travel in Monongalia, Marion, Harrison and Preston Counties on the day of home games.
Pioneer Days Festival – No travel in Marlinton (Pocahontas County) on July 8 – 11, 2015 State Fair – No travel on US219 from I64 to Ronceverte (Greenbrier County) on August 14 – 23, 2015 Treasure Mountain Festival – No travel in Franklin (Pendleton County) on September 17 Forest Festival – No travel in Elkins (Randolph County) on September 26 – October 4, 2015 Bridge Day – No travel on US 19 between US 60 and Oak Hill (Fayette County) on October 17, 2015 Other Restrictions School Bus Hours – No travel allowed Monday through Friday on two lane highways for escorted vehicles from 7 AM to 9 AM and 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM from August 5, 2014 through June 12, 2015.
Charleston Area – No travel allowed for escorted vehicles from 7 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 6 PM during daylight savings time. During Eastern Standard Time, travel is allowed only from 9 AM to 4 PM. Charleston area includes I64 between Exit 39 and Exit 85, I77 between Exit 106 and Exit 85, US119 from Ruth to I64, and all other routes within 5 miles of the Charleston City Limits.
PERMIT ORDERINGEffective June 14, 2013 all permits must be applied through http://www.gotpermits.com.
SPECIAL NOTESRecent Changes – EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2014 The Commissioner of Highways has increased the overall legal length limit on county routes to 70' (as it is and has been on US and WV routes).
MAJOR CHANGESTO BLANKET (ANNUAL) PERMITEffective April 15, 2014, all new blanket permits are truck specific and are available for selfissue through http://wv.gotpermits.com and www.gotpermits.com. Please click here to learn more. Blanket permits issued before April 15, 2014 will be honored and enforced under the old rules until they expire.
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.
PERMIT RESTRICTIONSGeneral - Permits are valid for 14 days. For most load types, oversize vehicle travel is permitted from sunrise to sunset on Monday through Saturday Noon. Travel is permitted from Saturday noon until Sunday sunset for loads up to 12’ wide, 13’ 6” high and 150’ long. Travel by oversize vehicles will continue to be generally prohibited on holidays, and during 4 to 11 pm on Sunday, and during 4 to 11 pm on summer Fridays. For vehicles longer than 100 feet, wider than 12 feet, or higher than 13-1/2 feet, travel will contine to be disallowed during darkness. Check with State Office for wind tower and bridge loads.
Overweight only may travel 24 hours, 7 days a week. Overweight vehicles and oversize vehicles with permits which are up to 11 feet wide, 13-1/2 feet high, and 100 feet long are allowed to travel on the Milwaukee County Expressway. They will be prohibited from travel during the hours between 6 and 9 am and between 3 and 6 pm Monday through Thursday; and between 6 and 9 am and between 3 and 11 pm on Friday and Sunday.
If an operator is hauling a crane or boom which is part of the hauled vehicle, the crane or boom may extend more than 3' beyond the front bumper of the hauling rig, but only to the extent that the statutory length limits are not exceeded.
Divisible load permits are available for certain commodities. Contact The Permit Unit for more information.
Insurance — Below 12 feet in Width, 13-1/2 feet in height, or 100 feet in length and does not exceed statutory gross or axle weight by more than 25%.
Weekend/Night Travel - For vehicles longer than 100 feet, wider than 12 feet, or higher than 13-1/2 feet, travel will continue to be disallowed during darkness.
Hours of operation Vehicles that are overweight only, unless specified otherwise in the permit, may operate 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays.
If size does not exceed 12’ 00” wide, 13’ 06” high or 100’ 00” long, the vehicle may not be operated:
Between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Sunday.
Between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Friday between the 4th Friday in May and Labor Day.
If size is greater than 12’ 00” wide, 13’ 06” high or 100’ 00” long, the vehicle may not be operated:
During the hours of darkness.
After 4 p.m. on Friday between the 4th Friday in May and Labor Day.
During the period beginning at 12 noon on Saturday and continuing until sunrise the following Monday.
If traveling on the Milwaukee expressway greater than legal width, height or length* the vehicle may not be operated (except on US 45 between West Florist Avenue and West Hampton Avenue and on I-94 between
Waukesha line and 108th Street):
Between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. Friday and Sunday.
*Maximum allowed dimensions on the Milwaukee expressway are 11’ 0” wide, 13’ 06” high or 100’ 00” long.