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Oct. 29, 2009


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Donna Lindberg


Minnesota Department of Transportation
Office of Communications
395 John Ireland Blvd.
Mail Stop 150
St. Paul, MN 55155-1899

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Applications for oversize/overweight transportation permits move to Web


Customers seeking permits to move oversize or overweight trucks over interstate, U.S. and state highways within Minnesota will experience better service by applying online. As more customers expect to do business online, Mn/DOT has made its permitting program available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


“The online permitting program allows customers to receive their permit much faster,” said Ted Coulianos, Supervisor, Oversize/Overweight Permit section in Mn/DOT’s Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations. “Also, many single trip permits can be issued automatically without assistance from permit staff.”


Currently 59 percent of customers seeking permits for oversize/overweight trucks use the Web application service. As a result, beginning Nov. 2, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will no longer accept phone-in permit applications. Currently, 13 percent of customers apply for permits by phone.

A vehicle with or without a load is considered overweight if it exceeds the 10-ton axle weight limit on Minnesota interstates, U.S. and state highways. A vehicle with or without a load is considered oversize if it exceeds the legal maximum dimensions of 13 feet 6 inches in height, 8 feet 6 inches in width and 45 to 75 feet in length, depending on the type of vehicle.

Mn/DOT’s online permitting program at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/cvo/oversize/oversize.html.


Permits can also be obtained by FAX to 651-215-9677, through a third-party permit service, by e-mail to ofcvopermits@dot.state.mn.us or by mail to:


Minnesota Department of Transportation
Office of Freight & Commercial Vehicle Operations
Transportation Permit Section
395 John Ireland Boulevard, Mail Stop 420
St. Paul, MN 55155


For more information, call 651-296-6000.






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