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Alabama Oversize Annual Permit | Oversize Overweight Load Annual Permits


Annual permits can authorize overweight vehicles up to 150,000 lbs. GVW with up to 22,000 lbs. on a single axle. Vehicles over 100,000 lbs. require advance routing by the Department of Transportation (Ala. Code §32-9-29[a]). The Director may also issue annual permits for vehicles transporting rubber-tired equipment used for mining refractory grade bauxite authorizing single axle weights up to 27,000 lbs. (Ala. Code §32-9-29[b][1][b]). Farm and agriculture commodities and equipment are exempt from the requirement of obtaining permits for movement on the State highway system (Ala. Code §32-9-29[f]).

An annual permit is a permit that is valid for one (1) year. They are vehicle specific. The VIN on the permit MUST match the VIN on the transporting vehicle. Annual permits are limited to the following dimensions:


  • Maximum Weight: 150,000 pounds 
  • Maximum Width: 12 feet 
  • Maximum Length: 75 feet 
  • Maximum Height: 14 feet
  • Maximum Single Axle Weight: 22,000 pounds

Cost: $100

Time, it takes to receive: 5-10 business days

Mailing method: Mail

Commodity specific? No

Need to obtain a route? No

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