Guidelines

Upon completion you may fax your application to any of the fax numbers located at the top of the form. Questions by telephone can be answered in Customer Service at (888) 262-8306; or, the permit line at (800) 570-5428. Also, upon request, a packet of information containing Code 32, maps, pricing and other information will be dispatched by U.S. mail.

Overall Legal Dimensions

  • Width 8’ 6"
  • Height 13’ 6"
  • Length 100 ft. (including overhang)
  • Weight 80,000 lbs. gross weight
    (Any dimensions found to exceed the legal limits will require a permit.)

Completing a Single-Trip Permit Application Form

Detailed instructions for completing a Single-Trip Permit Application and an example of a the completed form is included within this material.

Previous Permit Number

Complete only if you’ve ordered a permit within the past 90 days and it is similar (particularly routing information) to the application being submitted. (Insurance information must be up-to-date.)

Motor Fuel or IFTA Number

  • For interstate carriers: The Department of Revenue assigns the identification number upon the registration of a fuel tax agreement.
  • For intrastate carriers: The Department of Motor Vehicle Safety will assign a Georgia DOT Number.
This identification number will access the name and address of each individual company on the computer permit line as it is being processed. Companies that supply either an IFTA Number or a Georgia Motor Fuel Number will simplify the permit process. (Insurance information must be up-to-date.)

Insurance Information

Permit Updates

Effective July 1, 2010 Georgia DOT will implement the vehicle escort training and certification program. The requirements for training and certification shall be enforced beginning on January 1, 2011. Please view documents below for more information.

Insurance is required for all vehicles traveling with an oversize permit. A certificate showing the limits of liability must be on file with the Department in addition to providing the name and policy number of the insurance carrier. The certificate must list the Department as the holder.

When using insurance information, the complete name of the individual or company must be provided. This does not necessarily mean the owner of load, but the party responsible for the haul. Applicants must also provide a complete street address, or post office box number, along with municipality, state, zip code and policy number.

Load Description

Enter the exact description of what is being hauled. This description may also be necessary to determine if this is a divisible or non-divisible load (e.g. empty tank, steel beam, boat, manufactured home, bulldozer).

Vehicle Information

Applicants must provide the vehicle make, tractor and trailer information; i.e. license tag number and state for each. Vehicles hauling manufactured homes or containerized freight must provide serial and/or container numbers but are exempt from tractor/trailer information. For example: Freightliner is the make of a tractor; while 1234PK GA and LE1234 GA is used to show a license number for tractor and trailer. If the load is

If the load is starting outside of Georgia, please specify from which of the bordering states the load will originate. For loads that are not ending within the state of Georgia, applicants must also state which of the bordering states will be used to exit Georgia. For any loads beginning within the state, applicants will need to provide the specific city or town where the load is to start. When the load is ending within the State, applicants need to provide the city or town in which the load is to end.

Beginning & Ending Date

Applicants applying for single-trip permits must provide the date that the move is anticipated to begin. All single-trip permits are valid a total of (10) ten days, not including Sundays, or legal holidays. After the applicant has provided the date of intended move, the permit unit will determine which date the permit is to end.

Routing

Any loads with dimensions greater than 12 feet wide, 13’6" high, 100 feet in length or 100,000 lbs., needs routes. Applicants must provide a requested route for which the load is to travel. A router within the Permit Unit will review the routes to ensure that the load may travel on those routes, or assign a new route if necessary. If a load’s dimensions are greater than 15’11" wide, 15’5" high, 125 feet long, or 100,000 lbs., an exact beginning and ending junction will be necessary for loads beginning and/or ending within the State of Georgia.

Payment Methods

All permits are sent via Dotfax. In addition to the cost of the permit, $1.00 will be added to include the cost of faxing the permit to you. Applicants must provide a fax number, a ten-digit number including area code, along with the method of payment for the permit.

There are several options to pay for permits. You may use an existing escrow account, credit card, cashiers check, company check, certified check or COMCHEK. (When using a credit card you will be charged a processing fee of $7.00 by VitalChek Network.) If a permit sending company is to be used, the applicant must contact the sending company to obtain the code and fax number for that specific company. (Examples of sending companies are: COMDATA, Xero-Fax, and Interstate Permits.)

Standard Single Trip Permits–$30.00

  • Height & Width limit: 16 feet
  • Weight limit: 150,000 lbs.
  • Continuous travel is allowed for loads with a gross weight up to 125,000 lbs. and no dimensions, except during weather conditions and holidays listed in Georgia Law 672-2.03(b)

Superload Single– $125.00

  • Height & Width greater then 16 feet or
  • Weight range of 150,001 to 180,000 lbs.

Superload Plus- $500.00

  • Weight over 180,000 lbs

Completing an Annual Permit Application Form

Annual Permits

The following detailed instructions are for completing an Annual Permit Application. An example of a completed application is included in this pamphlet.

Annual permits are good for (1) one year, and are interchangeable within the same company as long as the original is in the transporting vehicle at the time of move. These permits may be used for a predefined load description that is not divisible, and does not exceed any dimension specified on the permit.

Motor Fuel or IFTA Number

  • For interstate carriers: The Department of Revenue assigns the identification number upon the registration of a fuel tax agreement.
  • For intrastate carriers: The Department of Motor Vehicle Safety will assign a Georgia DOT Number.
  • This identification number will access the name and address of each individual company on the computer permit line as it is being processed. Companies that supply either an IFTA Number or a Georgia Motor Fuel Number will simplify the permit process.

Insurance Information

  • Minimum property damage and public liability insurance must be maintained during the existence of the permit: Public liability: $300,000 each accident; $100,000 each person injured; total property damage, $50,000.
  • A certificate of liability insurance must accompany a submitted application. (Permits will not be issued without the insurance certificate.)
  • The complete name of individual or company must be provided on the insurance certificate. (This does not necessarily mean the owner of load, but the party responsible for the haul.)
  • Applicant must also provide complete street address, or post office box number, along with municipality, state, zip code and telephone number/alternate number.
  • Certificate must show the Department of Public Safety as the holder.

Load Description

Enter the exact description of what is being hauled. This description may also be necessary to determine if this is a divisible or non-divisible load; e.g. empty tank, steel beam, boat, manufactured home, bulldozer, containerized freight etc.).

Beginning Date

Applicants applying for Annual permits must provide a permit beginning date. All Annual permits last a total of (1) one year. The applicant’s beginning date will determine which date the permit is to end.

Payment Method

There are several options to pay for permits. You may use an existing escrow account, credit card, cashiers check, company check, certified check, or COMCHECK.

Standard Annual–$150.00

  • Width – 12’0"
  • Height Limit – 14’6"
  • Weight Limit – 100,000 lbs.
  • Length Limit – 100’0"
    Note: Containerized Freight is allowed 100,000 pounds on 5 axles

STAA Annual–$500.00

Seasonal Annual - $25.00 (Six Months) Cotton & Tobacco Permits Only

  • Width - 9'0"
  • Height - Legal
  • Length - Legal
  • Weight
    - Maximum tandem weight allowed - 46,000 lbs.
    - Maximum single axle weight allowed 23,000 lbs.

No Interstate Travel Allowed

Check List

  • Have you completed all required fields with accurate information in the format outline
  • Does your attached insurance information have the correct insurance company, along with liability policy number?
  • Does your tractor and trailer information have correct license numbers, along with state of registration?
  • If application is being sent for a second time, please note at the top of the permit that it is a duplicate. Also, note the permit agent’s name requesting the duplicate application and if applicable, indicate a previous permit number.
  • Have you verified your fax number to make sure that it is correct so that you may receive your permit in a timely matter?

Insurance Requirements