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Fresno (CA) Oversize/Overweight Permit And Regulations

Note: For state regulations, see OD Regulations By State


Weight and Dimension Restrictions 

Under the appropriate authority of Division I5, Chapter 5, Article 6, of the California Vehicle Code (C.V.C), the City of Fresno may, at its discretion, issue special permits to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles or special move equipment of a size or weight of vehicle or load combination of vehicles or special move equipment of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximums specified in the C.V.C.. must be compiled with all particulars.

This permit is valid only for movement on the assigned Fresno City Streets and overcrossings under the jurisdiction of the City of Fresno and on alternate routes approved by Fresno City Traffic Engineer.

County and/or State permits where appropriate must be secured for travel on roads and streets under their respective jurisdictions unless otherwise specified on this permit. 

Overhead Clearance

When the height of a load exceeds legal limit, it becomes the responsibility of the permittee to check all underpasses, bridges, overhead wires or other structures for impaired vertical clearance and to obtain a permit to bypass or arrange clearance at such locations.

Reducible Loads

This permit is issued for the movement of an "Extralegal Load" as defined in C.V.C. 320.5 when loaded at its least dimensions. 

This permit is automatically cancelled if the permitted dimensions and weight can be reduced to legal limits by repositioning and/or practical or a part, portion, or unit thereof.

Other items may be hauled in addition to the permitted item, provided they do not exceed the dimensions of the vehicle or permitted item (whichever is greater) and the loaded vehicle is of legal axle and gross weight.

Over height, permits shall not be issued for items transported on a conventional flat deck trailer unless the deck is needed to suport a long fragile load or a long load that would cause unbalanced axle group. 

Tire Capacity

Permitted axle or axle group weights shall not exceed the rated capacity of vehicle tires except as allowed by Title 13, Article 14, Section 1085 of the California Administrative Code. Tires on manufactured housing may be loaded to 50% over their rated capacity.

Movement during Darkness

"Darkness" is defined in Section 280 of the C.V.C. as being" ...any time from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise..." Reference to "sunset" and/or "sunrise" on the face of the permit includes this said one-half hour grace period before and after sunrise and sunset. Movement is not allowed when visibility is less than 304.801 meters (1000 feet) unless authorized on the face of this permit. 

Holiday Movement 

Unless authorized on the face of this permit, movement is prohibited on the following holidays or any of thoseholidays failling on a weekend and celebrated on a weekday (Monday or Friday):

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

For other Transportation Permit Conditions (Load Signs, Weather etc.) see https://www.fresno.gov/publicworks/wp-content/sites/17/2016/09/Transportation-Permit-Conditions.pdf


Simplify Your Oversize/Overweight Loads

  • Instantly Determine Permit & Escort Costs
  • Optimize Your Quote, Permit Processes
  • Understand Equipment Limits

Carriers
Brokers / 3PLs
Owner Ops
Shippers