Oversize/Overweight Permit

The Department of Transportation has the discretionary authority to issue special permits for the movement of vehicles/loads exceeding statutory limitations on the size, weight, and loading of vehicles. Requests for such special permits requires the completion of and application for a Transportation Permit.

Issuing Department

CA Department of Transportation

Agency Type



To be eligible for an oversize or overweight (or "extralegal") permit, the main criterion is that the load be non-reducible, that is, that it cannot be reduced down and transported in a legal vehicle. There are a number of different specifications that you should review on the California DOT website prior to applying for this permit.


See the California DOT Transportation Permits page for more information.


Permit Documents

Interactive Transportation Single Trip Permit Application with Instructions

Interactive Transportation Annual Permit Application with Instructions