Maine OSOW permits

Permits valid for seven days. Must have a permit prior to entering the state.

Maine permitting system:

Contact phone number: 1-207-624-9000 ext: 52134


One-half-hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, seven days a week except for no travel on weekends in the months of July and August.


Lewiston and Augusta, travel prohibited during inclement weather and during rush hour periods of 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A local permit is required to travel through Augusta.

No travel on major holidays or some holiday weekends. Check with the Sammons Permit Office.

Maine Turnpike loads limited to 13'6 high, 14'6 wide. Daylight travel only, Monday through Friday noon. Oversize loads may not travel on the Turnpike on Friday afternoons, Saturday or Sunday. Toll/permit is $10 for over width or over 70' long, paid at the gate. The Turnpike part of the route is included on Maine O/D permit, but the $10 fee is paid by the driver at the gate. Turnpike telephone: (207) 871-7771.


Width: 8'6"

Height: 13'6 (Load may exceed by 6", for a legal loaded height of 14", as long as the load is not reducible and not traveling on Maine Turnpike.)

Length: 53' semi-trailer and 74' overall length on Interstate and designated highways; 48' trailer and 69' overall length on other highways. "The maximum legal length of vehicles and loads traveling more than 1 mile beyond the National Network is 74'."

Overhang: 74' overall length maximum

Weight: 80,000 Gross Single – 20,000 Tandem – 34,000 Tridem – 42,000


Width: 16'

Height: 16'

Length: 125'

Weight: Single – 25,000 Tandem – 50,000 Tridem – 75,000

*Loads exceeding these dimensions are treated as superloads.


Width: Over 12' (or over 11'11" on the 2-lane highway) – 1 escort; over 16' – police escort may be required.

Length: At 80' or over – 1 escort; over 125' – police escort.

Height: Pilot car or police escort may be required for "extreme" heights.


Construction equipment can have a blade or bucket attached. If removed, it must be on a separate trailer.


"Oversize Load" signs and flags required for all over width and over length permit loads. Signs should be mounted at the front bumper and at the rear of the load. Flags (18" x 18") should be mounted at corners of the load and widest extremities. Over 4' rear overhang must be flagged (two flags if the overhang is more than 2' wide). Run with headlights on low beam (not required if overweight only), and flashing, rotating amber light or light bar on top of the cab. Movement when not oversized requires that load signs be removed or covered and that amber beacon lights be extinguished.

All over-dimension moves require headlights on low beam and flashing, rotary or amber lights on top of the cab.

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