Georgia OSOW permits

Updated: Sep 2


Permits valid for ten days.


Georgia Permitting System: https://gapros.dot.ga.gov/

Contact phone number: 1-844-837-5500


OPERATING TIME:

One-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset, Monday through Saturday. Loads not exceeding 125,000 lbs. with legal dimensions may have continuous travel (must be requested when the permit is ordered).


RESTRICTED TRAVEL:

No movement allowed Sundays. In Atlanta, in the area bounded by and including I-285, no permit movement allowed between 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. No travel on major holidays.


LEGAL DIMENSIONS:

Width: 8'6" (8' on some non-designated)

Height: 13' 6"

Length: 75' (including overhang) is legal with 48' to 53' trailer, 60' overall on some non-designated routes.

Weight: 80,000 Gross Single – 20,340 Tandem – 34,000 Tridem – depends on spacings, not more than 20,340 on any axle.


ROUTINE PERMIT LIMITS:

Width: 16'

Height: 16'

Length: no set maximum.

Weight: Single – 23,000 Tandem – 46,000 Tridem – 69,000

5 Axles – 100,000 6 Axles 125,000 7 Axles – 148,000.

Loads exceeding these dimensions or weights have to be applied for as Super Loads.


ESCORTS:

Width: Over 12' up to & including 14'8" – 1 rear escort or amber light* on Interstate or limited access highway;

2 escorts (or 1 escort and rear amber light*) on 2-lanes.

Over 14'8" up to and including 16' – 2 escorts on 2-lane road, 1 escort on Limited Access/Interstate.

Over 16' – determined on a case-by-case basis.

Height: Over 15'6 – 1 escort with a high pole.

Length: Over 75' – 1 escort or 8" flashing amber light* at each corner of the rear of the load. Over 100' – 1 escort,

Over 125' – 2 escorts

*Must have GA light decal to use flashing amber light (ordered through the Sammons Permit Department).


MISCELLANEOUS:

Up to (not over) 75' length legal for poles, structural steel, pipes, etc. Blades over 12' must be angled. Blades up to 14' wide, if it belongs to the equipment, can be on the same vehicle hauled.


SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS:

"Oversize Load" signs are required on all permit loads. Flags are required on all four corners and extremities of oversized loads.

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