Virginia OSOW permits


Superload permit applications can be submitted online only. Routine permits can be ordered and purchased over the phone. Most online routing applications are auto approved, but not all. We would recommend calling the permitting office if the permit is urgently needed.



Superload applications take 3-14 business days for approval. Maximum weight to qualify for a routine permit (keep in mind tandem axle weight can’t exceed 44,000 lbs):

5 axles – 102,500 lbs

6 axles – 108,500 lbs

7 or more axles – 115,000 lbs


OPERATING TIME:

Monday – Saturday, sunrise - sunset. 24/7 is allowed for loads <85’ long, <10’ rear overhang or overweight only. Pay attention to curfews listed on the permit.


LEGAL DIMENSIONS:

Width: 8’6”

Height: 13’6”

Length: 48’ semitrailers/53’ semitrailer, with 41’ kingpin, 65’ on non-designated highways

Overhang: 3’ front, 4’ rear

Weight: Gross Weight- 80,000 Single – 20,000 Tandem – 34,000 Tridem – 42,500 (designated highways, 9’ axle spacing)


ESCORTS:

Interstate/4 or more divided highways:

Width: Over 12’ – 1 Escort, over 14’ – 2 escorts, over 16’ – 3 escorts, over 18’ on case-by-case basis Height: over 14’5” – 1 high pole Length: over 120’ – 1 escort, over 15’ – 2 escort Overhang: over 10’ front or 15’ rear- 1 escort

2-lane highways:

Width: Over 12’ – 1 escort, over 14’ – 2 escorts, over 16’ – 3 escorts, over 18’ on case-by-case basis Height: Over 14’5” – 1 high pole Length: Over 85’ – 1 escort; over 150’ – 2 escorts Overhang: Over 10’ front or 15’ rear - 1 escort


DOZERS:

Blades that are 12’ wide or less may remain attached to the equipment. The attachment shall be pointed to the rear.


Virginia Permitting System: https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/apps/vahps/logon.aspx .

Contact phone number: 804-786-2787





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