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Texas Overweight Permits Information

Texas Overweight Permits Information

Texas Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Division

Address: 125 East 11th Street Austin, Texas 78701

Contact: (512) 465-3500 / 1 (800) 299-1700

Hours: 6:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. (CT) Mon-Fri

6:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (CT) Saturday


Single trip permits are valid for 5 days.

Weight:                                On Restricted routes:

Five Axles81,40073,260

If axle is 10’ wide

Gross Weight:

5 Axles105,000
6 Axles119,000
7 Axles129,000
8 AxlesDepends on axle configuration

Length: 180’ Maximum overhang is 30’

Width: 20’ 16’ usual max on interstate

Height: 18’11”

When Escorts Are Needed:

On All Highways:                    # of Escorts

Width exceeding of 14’ up to and including 16’ as permit office determines for those less than 16’ wide1
Width over 16’ (Generally over 16’ wide are not routed on interstates or Expressways except for mfg. Housing or HUD coded industrialized buildings)2 (Front & Rear)
Length over 110’ up to 125’1
Length over 125’2 (Front & Rear)
Overhang over 20’ up to 30’1 Rear
Overhang over 30’ (+needs special approval)2 (Front & Rear)
Height over 17’ – contact utility companies1 (Front w/ pole)
Height over 18’ considered on individual basis if load is over in 2 dimensions that require an escort (Exception: if load is over 110’ long but not over 125’ long, and has rear overhang over 20’ – only 1 escort is required)2 (Front & Rear)

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Did you know that we have information on Louisiana oversize permits as well?

We strictly follow all the federal, state and local overweight permits. For more Texas Oversize/Overweight Permit (OSOW) office regulation information.