Alexandria Virginia Transport - Oversize/Overweight Permit And Regulations

Alexandria Virginia Oversize Permits & Escort Information

WE ARE NOT A PERMIT SERVICE NOR DO WE ARRANGE PERMITS FOR CARRIERS.  THIS IS STRICTLY JUST FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES.  WE DO NOT ENSURE THE ACCURACY OF THE BELOW INFORMATION SO BE SURE TO READ YOUR PERMIT SHEETS CAREFULLY!

Note: For state regulations, see Virginia OD Regulations

Weight and Dimension Restrictions

  • Minimum weight that requires a permit is 60,000 pounds;
  • Minimum width that requires a permit is 102 inches;
  • Minimum height that requires a permit is 13 feet, 6 inches.

A permit is required each day, for each vehicle traveling in, or through, the city. The fee is $30,000 per vehicle, per day. No movement is permitted between the hours of 7:00 am – 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, or on Sundays and holidays. No movement is permitted during inclement weather. All vehicles under this permit must have lights on.

Vehicles that are oversize, per Virginia DMV and City of Alexandria standards, will be required to have a police escort when the vehicle is too wide to fit a single lane, and/or too long to safety negotiate turning movements. The requirements will be evaluated by Transportation & Environmental Services Permitting Staff on a case basis, with consideration given to the specific vehicle dimensions and the specific hauling route.

For City of Alexandria Hauling Permit Application see https://formrouter.net/form01@COAVA/TES_overweightvehicleapplication.pdf

For contact and Oversize/Overweight permit procedure details see https://www.alexandriava.gov/tes/info/default.aspx?id=3456

Below is a list of the cities and where to find their updated permits

The following pages provide links to the city's general guidelines for oversize permits and escorts for over dimensional/heavy haul shipping. City regulations are subject to change. If you find something incorrect let us know and we will verify and update the page accordingly.

Click on the cities below for links to the city's guidelines for permitting oversize loads and escorts for over dimensional / heavy haul shipping. These regulations are subject to change for each state. If something doesn't look correct, give us a shout and let us know so we can property update the page.

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