Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Oversize/Overweight Permits

News and Notices

Spring Load Restrictions

Spring Load Restrictions have ended and Full-Summer Overweight Permits are now available for all Minnesota frost zones.

For more information see www.mndot.gov/loadlimits.

Road Construction Materials permit reminder

When applying for 6 or 7 axle Road Construction Materials Permit, any vehicle or combination is required to meet the minimum spacing following the Gross Vehicle Weight Table. For more information and to view the table, see Gross Weight Schedule.

Also, see Minnesota Statute 169.869 for more details about this permit.

MnDOT makes change to annual permit trip logging requirement permanent

Trips made under a MnDOT annual permit no longer require a route pre-approval through MnDOT's permitting system whenever the loaded vehicle does not exceed the following dimensions:

  • 11'0" Wide;
  • 14'6" High; or
  • 110'0" Long.

MnDOT strongly encourages using its permit routing system to verify all routes, but it is no longer a requirement when loaded dimensions are within those listed above.
Loads exceeding the dimensions listed above, and overweight loads, are still required to obtain route pre-approval from MnDOT.
For complete details about this permanent requirement change, see memo.

Pilot escort drivers must be certified

All pilot car drivers who escort oversized loads in Minnesota are required to be certified by the Minnesota State Patrol. For information on training and certification reciprocity, please visit https://www.hennepintech.edu/workforce-education/programs-workforce-education/pilot-escort-driver-training.html