The Transportation Permit for Oversize/Overweight allows for truck/trailer/load combinations that exceed the maximum dimensions and weight specified in state law to operate on City roads.
A Transportation Permit for Oversize/Overweight is required when:
- An overall loaded width exceeds 8 ft, 6 in
- An overall loaded height exceeds 13 ft, 6 in
- An overall loaded length exceeds 75 ft, 0 in on combination vehicles
- An overall loaded length exceeds 45 ft, 0 in on single vehicles
- When the overall Gross Vehicle Weight exceeds 80,000 lbs
Obtaining a Permit:
If you are a new applicant and need to be set up with a contractor login, have questions about the online application process, or would prefer to submit a paper copy, please contact Jeanne Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-730-5200.
The typical time for permit approval is within two business days. Please allow up to one week for Aerial Lift Bridge review and approval.
City single trip permits are valid for seven consecutive days, and will not be issued more than seven days before the permit start date.
A City permit is not valid on township, county or state roads and highways. Please make sure you have all required permits to cover your route.
Please review the State Aid System Map and Road Closure Map when selecting your route. You are responsible for making sure your vehicle can maneuver sharp turns and meet bridge clearances along route, if applicable.
Escorts are required for loads that cross the centerline, another driving lane in the same direction, or are wider than 14 ft 6 in.
If you have technical questions, please contact Taryn Erickson at email@example.com or 218-730-5087
- Single Movement: $30.00
- Seasonal: $100.00
- Aerial Lift Bridge: $300.00 minimum, plus $150 per hour for any review greater than 2 hours.
When applying online, please have a credit card available. If applying with a paper copy, please be prepared to mail a check. You will also have the option to search for your permit online once it has been processed internally and pay with a credit card at that point.
Holiday Travel Restrictions:
No OSOW travel is allowed statewide from 2:00 p.m. the day before the holiday to 2:00 a.m. the day after the holiday, when exceeding 9’0” wide and/or 110’0” long.
Summer Travel Restrictions: (weekend after Memorial Day thru weekend before Labor Day)
No OSOW travel is allowed from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays, when exceeding 9’0” wide and/or 110’0” long.