- A permit is issued to a carrier to allow operation of a vehicle or load that exceeds the statutory limits.
- Permits are generally issued for non-divisible loads, with some significant exceptions.
- Permits are issued by WisDOT DTSD and local highway maintenance authorities (for local roads and state trunk highways within the jurisdiction's boundaries only and for certain types of permits).
A permit is typically required if vehicle dimensions exceed:
|Width||8 feet, 6 inches|
|Height||13 feet, 6 inches|
|Length - (Single vehicle and load)||45 feet|
|Length - (Combination of 2 vehicles)||70 feet|
|Length - (Truck/tractor and semi trailer)||75 feet (see
Trans 276 for more information and exceptions)|
For more information and exceptions to the above dimensions:
A permit is typically required if vehicle weights exceed:
|Any one wheel or wheels supporting one end of an axle||11,000 lbs|
|Truck tractor steering axle||13,000 lbs|
|Single axle||20,000 lbs|
|Tandem axles||34,000 lbs|
|Maximum gross vehicle weights on all axles||80,000 lbs|
Weight limitations on class “B” highways are 60% of class “A” highway weight limitations.
Class “B” highways includes those county trunk highways, town highways and city and village streets or portions thereof, which have been designated as class “B” highways by the local authorities.
For more information and exceptions to the above weights:
What type of permit is needed?
If you have questions: