Seattle Washington Oversize Permits & Escort Information
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Note: For state regulations, see Washington OD Regulations
Weight and Dimension Restrictions
Over-legal Truck Permits
These vehicles and loads exceed the maximum height, weight, width, and/or length, specified by state law. All oversized vehicles and loads traveling within Seattle must obtain a permit to operate. City law allows SDOT to issue these permits.
Truck Validations and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer (CVEO) Escorts
- If you are entering/exiting the City of Seattle with an over-legal load using a state or western regional permit, you are required to obtain a City of Seattle validation number before moving the load on City streets.
- For holders of City of Seattle Annual Over-legal permits, a validation number is required for loads that exceed the dimensions listed on the permits.
- Generally, over-legal loads requiring a City of Seattle Commercial Vehicle Enforcement escort will be moved between the hours of 4:00 AM and 6:00 AM.
For more details and to apply for over-legal truck permits see https://www.seattle.gov/transportation/permits-and-services/permits/parking-permits/over-legal-trucks-permits