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Oversize Overweight Load Permit

What is the Purpose of this Permit?
To allow operating vehicles with oversize/overweight loads for one single specific trip.
Who Issues this Permit?
Washington State Department of Transportation
What Activities Require this Permit?
This permit is an overweight permit for a vehicle with an oversize and or overweight non-divisible load. To produce the Axle Spacing Report for Overweight Permits use: https://secure3.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialvehicle/permits/public/AxleSpacingReport.aspx, or call 360-704-6340 for assistance.
How Much Will this Permit Cost?
Fee is based on weight over total registered weight at a fee per mile on State Highways. To Calculate estimated fee amount visit: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercial-vehicle/permits/home
Where Can I Get the Application for this Permit?
The application which is called 'DOT Form 560-021' is online and can be accessed at https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercial-vehicle/permits/home.
Do I Need to Include Anything with my Application?
No - Only the permit application and permit fee is required to issue the permit.
Is the Decision on my Permit Dependent on Anything Besides the Information in my Application?
No - However should restrictions be in place on planned route the permit could be declined. In that case a new route may have to be determined.
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?
This permit is issued as requested. There is no review time necessary.
Where do I Submit my Application?
You can self-issue this permit type by accessing WSDOT's self issue permit program at https://wsdot.wa.gov/commercial-vehicle/permits/self-issue, you can contact a Permit Agent or visit any WSDOT Permit Office. For information about Permit Agents or WSDOT Permit Offices see: https://wsdot.wa.gov/commercial-vehicle/permits/permitting-offices
How Long is my Permit Valid?
Permits are valid for a single trip, up to three (3) days from the date of purchase, Monthly (30-days), or annual from the date of purchase
What is the Appeal Process for the Permit?
N/A
Notes / Comments:
Mileage is necessary to compute fees. Minimum fee is $14.00. Routes of Travel are also required to determine if roadway restrictions exist on proposed route. If restrictions exist, permit will may be denied and a new route can be determined.
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 104299 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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