Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Overdimension Permits


Red semi-truck features a yellow 'Oversize Load' sign over the grille.

News and Notices

Parking availability system helps truckers

New technology is being tested to help truckers find safe places to park. If implemented, it could reduce driver fatigue, improve safety and provide other valuable benefits. Learn more.

Carrier input sought during MAASTO-SCOHT Fall conference

All motor carriers are invited to a discussion of Oversize/Overweight Issues on Oct. 6-8, 2014, during the fall conference of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials' Subcommittee of Highway Officials (MAASTO-SCOHT).

This discussion will be held at the Crowne Plaza of Bloomington in Minneapolis. For information on the agenda, hotels and registration, please visit MAASTO’s website.

MnDOT is a member state of MAASTO-SCOHT, an organization that collaborates with industry to promote harmonized laws and regulations for the efficient movement of goods, uninterrupted traffic flow and a safe transportation system.  

Subscribe to receive news and announcements

Here’s a new way to stay up-to-date on service outages, procedure changes and other information from MnDOT’s Oversize/Overweight Permits office. Sign up for email alerts!

It’s easy. Click the gray "sign up" envelope under the Twitter feed at left. Then check the box for Commercial Vehicle Operations / Permits Updates. You can also visit mndot.gov/emailupdates/.

Faxed permit applications to be discontinued

Starting July 15, applications for oversize/overweight permits are no longer accepted by fax. Applications are still accepted online, in person at our St. Paul office, or by postal mail.

We are taking this step to better serve the majority of our customers. A high percentage of faxed applications are incomplete or illegible, which slows processing time. See instructions to complete an online single trip permit application or trip log.

Introducing WINNDOT — a cross-border permitting partnership

You can now order Minnesota and Wisconsin permits with just one application! Please use the new WINNDOT portal.

Rice St. entrance closed

Due to construction of a new parking ramp, Ramp F at Central Office (St. Paul), please be aware that the Rice Street entrance to the Transportation Building is closed. More information on interim parking is available here.

Refund policy has changed

MnDOT's policy on permit refunds has changed. Refunds may be issued under limited circumstances. Submit your request online.

Limited service schedule now available

Plan ahead for limited staff availability during these dates and times in 2014.

Pilot escort drivers required to be certified

All pilot car drivers who escort oversized loads in Minnesota are required to be certified by the Minnesota State Patrol, effective Jan. 1, 2014. For information on training and certification reciprocity, please visit http://hennepintech.edu/customizedtraining/cts/100.

Widths of lane closures automatically restricted

Lane closures that don't show a specific width limit on Mn511 are automatically restricted for permitted loads to a 11'0" wide limit.

Check out the Northwest Passage Corridor

Now you can view up-to-date load restrictions, rest areas, weather conditions and other information along I-90 / I-94, known as the Northwest Passage corridor. Check out the new site.