OVERSIZE AND OVERWEIGHT PERMIT LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Methods of Obtaining PermitsA Surety Bond must be posted with the Truck Permit Office to establish a permit charge account. The insurance agency must execute the bond in the minimum amount of $1,000 or in increments of $1,000 to an amount equal to or exceeding the customer’s monthly billing.
It is required that the original of the bond, a power of attorney for the principal, and a power of attorney for the insurance company be furnished to the Truck Permit Office.
General Power of Attorney (for Surety Bond): This Form is to be filled out if the company is incorporated. It gives authority to a person to execute the Bond on behalf of the corporation and must be dated on or before the Bond is dated.
Customers who fail to pay the full invoice amount on a charge account within 15 days of the billing date may have further charge privileges revoked and the Department may execute their charge account bond. Failure to remit payment within a reasonable period of time beyond the 15 days will result in the account being closed.
A charge account allows a customer to purchase books of blank permit forms which may be activated as needed by the permittee. A fee of $5.00 will be charged to cover printing and handling costs for each book of 50 blank permit forms
A control number permit form (C-form) can be activated by filling it out completely in ink and then placing a telephone call to the Truck Permit Office. The form is not valid without the permit number which is supplied by the DOTD permit issuing official at the time of activation. The white original of the permit must be carried at all times in the vehicle for which it was issued. The yellow copy must be mailed to the Truck Permit Office within 24 hours of the permit’s activation.
Facsimile copies of valid charge account permits will be acceptable provided the copies are legible and complete. The Department reserves the right to refuse and/or discontinue the acceptance of facsimile copies for technical reasons.