Detailed instructions for completing a Single-Trip Permit Application and an example
of a the completed form is included within this material.
Previous Permit Number
Complete only if you’ve ordered a permit within the past 90 days and it is similar
(particularly routing information) to the application being submitted. (Insurance
information must be up-to-date.)
Motor Fuel or IFTA Number
- For interstate carriers: The Department of Revenue assigns the identification number
upon the registration of a fuel tax agreement.
- For intrastate carriers: The Department of Motor Vehicle Safety will assign a Georgia
This identification number will access the name and address of each individual company
on the computer permit line as it is being processed. Companies that supply either
an IFTA Number or a Georgia Motor Fuel Number will simplify the permit process.
(Insurance information must be up-to-date.)
Effective July 1, 2010 Georgia DOT will implement the vehicle escort training and
certification program. The requirements for training and certification shall be
enforced beginning on January 1, 2011. Please view documents below for more information.
Insurance is required for all vehicles traveling with an oversize permit. A certificate
showing the limits of liability must be on file with the Department in addition
to providing the name and policy number of the insurance carrier. The certificate
must list the Department as the holder.
When using insurance information, the complete name of the individual or company
must be provided. This does not necessarily mean the owner of load, but the party
responsible for the haul. Applicants must also provide a complete street address,
or post office box number, along with municipality, state, zip code and policy number.
Enter the exact description of what is being hauled. This description may also be
necessary to determine if this is a divisible or non-divisible load (e.g. empty
tank, steel beam, boat, manufactured home, bulldozer).
Applicants must provide the vehicle make, tractor and trailer information; i.e.
license tag number and state for each. Vehicles hauling manufactured homes or containerized
freight must provide serial and/or container numbers but are exempt from tractor/trailer
information. For example: Freightliner is the make of a tractor; while 1234PK GA
and LE1234 GA is used to show a license number for tractor and trailer. If the load
is being hauled on a straight truck without a trailer, please specify. In the event
the load is in tow, please note in the load description, along with the load type.
Origin & Destination Information
If the load is starting outside of Georgia, please specify from which of the bordering
states the load will originate. For loads that are not ending within the state of
Georgia, applicants must also state which of the bordering states will be used to
exit Georgia. For any loads beginning within the state, applicants will need to
provide the specific city or town where the load is to start. When the load is ending
within the State, applicants need to provide the city or town in which the load
is to end.
Beginning & Ending Date
Applicants applying for single-trip permits must provide the date that the move
is anticipated to begin. All single-trip permits are valid a total of (10) ten days,
not including Sundays, or legal holidays. After the applicant has provided the date
of intended move, the permit unit will determine which date the permit is to end.
Any loads with dimensions greater than 12 feet wide, 13’6" high, 100 feet in
length or 100,000 lbs., needs routes. Applicants must provide a requested route
for which the load is to travel. A router within the Permit Unit will review the
routes to ensure that the load may travel on those routes, or assign a new route
if necessary. If a load’s dimensions are greater than 15’11" wide, 15’5"
high, 125 feet long, or 100,000 lbs., an exact beginning and ending junction will
be necessary for loads beginning and/or ending within the State of Georgia.
All permits are sent via Dotfax. In addition to the cost of the permit, $1.00 will
be added to include the cost of faxing the permit to you. Applicants must provide
a fax number, a ten-digit number including area code, along with the method of payment
for the permit.
There are several options to pay for permits. You may use an existing escrow account,
credit card, cashiers check, company check, certified check or COMCHEK. (When using
a credit card you will be charged a processing fee of $7.00 by VitalChek Network.)
If a permit sending company is to be used, the applicant must contact the sending
company to obtain the code and fax number for that specific company. (Examples of
sending companies are: COMDATA, Xero-Fax, and Interstate Permits.)
Standard Single Trip Permits–$30.00
- Height & Width limit: 16 feet</
- Weight limit: 150,000 lbs.
- Continuous travel is allowed for loads with a gross weight up to 125,000 lbs. and
no dimensions, except during weather conditions and holidays listed in Georgia Law
Superload Single– $125.00
- Height & Width greater then 16 feet or
- Weight range of 150,001 to 180,000 lbs.
Superload Plus- $500.00