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.
Please note that the seasonal permit only applies to those local contractors that move their own construction machinery and equipment for their own use.
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 or have questions about the online application process, please contact Engineering at 218-730-5200. If you are a permitting company applying on behalf of a trucking company, you should enter your company as the “applicant” and the trucking company as the “contractor.”
The typical time for permit approval is within two business days. Please allow up to one week for Aerial Lift Bridge review and approval. If you need a permit to cross the Aerial Lift Bridge sooner than one week, there is an option for a 48-Hour Rush Review. Please be aware that this rush review has a considerably higher fee as noted in the fee section below.
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.
- Single Movement: $62.00
- Seasonal: (Local Construction Equipment Only): $120.00
- Aerial Lift Bridge: $350.00 minimum, plus $150 per hour for any review greater than 2 hours. $1,000 Rush, plus $150 per hour for any review greater than 2 hours.
Payment Options: Credit Card
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.