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Title: Oversized, Overweight Vehicles: Single Trip Permit, Job Permit, and Annual Permit
Alternate Title:
Description: Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
Subject: Commercial Vehicles
Oversized Vehicles
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:15:48 PM
Modification Date: 6/21/2021 4:54:00 PM
Agency Name: Transportation (MnDOT), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) provides a balanced transportation system. Responsible areas include aeronautics, highways, motor carriers, ports, public transit, railroads and pipelines.
Agency Phone: 800-657-3774
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address: Transportation (MnDOT), Minnesota Department of
395 John Ireland Blvd.

St. Paul
MN 55155-1899

Unit Name: Oversize/Overweight Permits
Unit URL:
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: 651-296-6000
Unit Fax: 651-215-9677
Contact person(s):
Unit URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:

An oversize and/or overweight permit is needed when:

  • An overall loaded width exceeds 8'6"
  • An overall loaded height exceeds 13'6"
  • An overall loaded length exceeds 75'0" on combination vehicles
  • An overall loaded length exceeds 45'0" on single vehicles
  • When the overall GVW exceeds 80,000 lbs

Review: Oversize/Overweight Permits

Obtain a permit in any of three ways:

Escort requirements have changed

Governor Walz signed into law changes to escort requirements for oversize vehicles.
The changes require a rear escort on a multilane divided roadway. One front and rear escort is required on an undivided roadway when exceeding 15 feet at the bottom of the load, or 16 feet at the top of the load.


Axle weights



Vertical clearance



Road construction materials permits

How to increase registered weight

Please note that obtaining an Oversize/Overweight Permit does not increase your vehicle’s registered weight.

To get a temporary weight increase permit, please visit Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services
Temporary Registration Weight Increase Permits.

Statutes: 169.80


Refer to Oversize / Overweight Permit Permit System

Fees: Refer to MnDOT Permit Types and Fees
Period of Issuance:
Length of Determination:
Other Info:
Activity: Motor Carriers
Roads and Highways
Oversized Vehicles
Motor Vehicle
Overweight Vehicles
License Detail URL:

Oversize / Overweight Permits

Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) Online

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Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)


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