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Farm Implement Permit

What is the Purpose of this Permit?
To allow a farmer or farm implement dealer to obtain quarter/annual permits for implements over 16 feet wide to under 20 feet wide, less than 65,000 pounds, less than 16 feet high, and having a combined length not to exceed 70 feet.
Who Issues this Permit?
Washington State Department of Transportation
What Activities Require this Permit?
The permit allows a farmer or farm implement dealer to obtain a permit (per quarter or annual) for implements (any device that directly affects the production of agricultural products) over 16 feet to under 20 feet wide, less than 16 feet high, less than 65,000 pounds, and having a combined length not to exceed 70 feet. The permit requires a letter of approval by Commercial Vehicle Services from the farmer or implement dealer, which allows the permit to be issued for specific counties from any WSDOT permit office. For-hire carriers transporting farm implements do not qualify for this permit type. It is highly recommended that the referenced administrative code be reviewed due to the number of unique aspects to this permit type.
How Much Will this Permit Cost?
Farmer: $10.00 per quarter or $25.00 per year; Dealer $25.00 per quarter or $100.00 per year
Where Can I Get the Application for this Permit?
The application which is called 'DOT Form 560-029' is online and can be accessed at https://wsdot.wa.gov/commercial-vehicle/permits/home.
Do I Need to Include Anything with my Application?
Yes, as described above the permit requires a Farm Implement Letter Request be completed, which is available at: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/publications/fulltext/forms/560-046.PDF
Is the Decision on my Permit Dependent on Anything Besides the Information in my Application?
Yes, also dependent on the information provided on the Farm Implement Letter Request.
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?
Same day service if application is received before 3 pm after sending a letter explaining counties to travel, and whether a farm or farm dealer.
Where do I Submit my Application?
Applications can be submitted in person or by fax to any WSDOT Permitting Office, after submitting a request letter to WSDOT Commercial Vehicle Services. For a listing of locations and fax numbers visit our website at: https://wsdot.wa.gov/commercial-vehicle/permits/permitting-offices.
How Long is my Permit Valid?
Permit is valid for a three (3) month (90-days) period, if a quarterly permit purchased or for one-year, if an annual permit is purchased
What is the Appeal Process for the Permit?
N/A
Notes / Comments:
A letter is required prior to requesting permit detailing whether a farmer or dealer and what counties will be operating in.
Permit Timeliness Results

Permit Timeliness data collection is in response to a State Auditor’s Performance Audit and RCW 43.42A. Each regulatory agency developed a plan to improve permit clarity, predictability, and timeliness. Each agency considers the customers experience to ensure permit assistance is simple to use, easy to access, and designed in a customer-friendly manner. Agencies report progress to the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). ORIA prepares and distributes reports, with participation from the State Auditor’s Office and Results Washington. See latest report here: https://www.oria.wa.gov/ORIA-2018-PermitTimelinessProgressReport.pdf.

All permits submitted for reporting were entered into this Regulatory Handbook. Here are the results of the performance data:

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Process a Permit Application (Definition)
Average number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1
Maximum number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Issue a Permit Decision (Definition)
Average number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 1
Maximum number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 1

(Summary results based on 339 submittals in 2020)

Where can I get permitting assistance?
Helpdesk phone: (360) 704-6340
Subject matter expert phone: (360) 704-6340 - 3 Permit Specialists
Subject matter expert email: CVSpermits@wsdot.wa.gov
Statewide Contact:
Washington State Department of Transportation
Commercial Vehicle Services
7345 Linderson Way SW
PO Box 47367
Tumwater, WA 98504-7367
Telephone: (360) 704-6340
Email: CVSpermits@wsdot.wa.gov
Website: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov
* Permit information last updated 7/27/2020
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