Washington DC Transport - Oversize/Overweight Permit And Regulations

Washington DC Oversize Permits & Escort Information

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Weight and Dimensions Restrictions

A Washington District of Columbia Oversize/Overweight Permit is required when traveling on any city street, state route, or interstate highway within the District and the vehicle and/or loads is:

  • Any vehicle exceeding the District axle and gross weight limitations (21,000 pounds for single axle, 34,000 pounds for tandem axle, see Chapter 25 of Title 18, DCMR);
  • Any vehicle wider than 8 feet – 6 inches (including load);
  • Any vehicle, other than a bus, over 40 feet long;
  • A vehicle with a combined overall length of over 55 feet;
  • A bus longer than 60 feet or wider than 8 feet – 6 inches;
  • A vehicle higher than 13 feet – 6 inches (including load.

For other details and costs see https://ddot.dc.gov/node/482382

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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