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Yorba Linda (CA) Oversize/Overweight Permit And Regulations

Note: For state regulations, see OD Regulations By State

Transportation Permit 

Why Are Transportation Permits Necessary

Transportation Permits are issued for the mutual benefit of the City and the operators of oversize/overweight vehicles by:

  • Restricted/prohibited the use of streets or other infrastructures that could be damaged by oversize/overweight vehicles;
  • Restricting/prohibited the use of streets that are not geometrically capable of accommodating certain commercial vehicles or loads.

Vehicles or Activities Requiring a Transportation Permit 

Transportation Permits are required for all vehicles exceeding the limits of a legal load, as defined by the California Vehicle Code (CVC), and must be carried in the permitted vehicle at all times when said vehicle is being operated on public streets. The dimension of a legal load are:

  • 14 ft. 0 in. Height
  • 8 ft. 6 in. Width
  • 65 ft. 0 in. Length
  • 80,000 lbs. Gross Weight

Further, the City of Yorba Linda designates certain city streets a maximum weight limit of 6,000 pounds (3 tons) gross weight.

Transportation Permits may be required in conjunction projects within the public right-of-way. Such projects include, but are not limited to, slurry seal, wheelchair access ramps, storm drains, street rehabilitation and repaving. Types of equipment typically used in the course of construction include, but it is not limited to, street sweepers, water trucks, back-hoe, skip loader, paving machines, cold planning machine, rollers, dump trucks. Dirt Haul Permits are required for moving earth materials (dirt, sand and gravel) on public streets and will be processed as Transportation Permits.

Transportation Permits are required for the moving of Manufactured Housing. In addition to Transportation Permits, pilot cars may be required for the movement of certain oversize/overweight equipment, materials or manufactured housing.


Division 15, Chapter 5, Article 6 of the CVC, permits the City of Yorba Linda to issue special permits to operate or move a vehicle or load exceeding the maximums specified in the CVC. A Transportation Permit issued by the City of Yorba Linda is only valid for streets during certain holidays, hours of darkness, weather conditions or peak traffic hours.

Cost of Transportation Permits are as follows:

$16.00 Single Trip Permit
No Fee Permits are issued for City projects.
Other agencies are not exempt from permit fees.

For Transportation Permit Application and Truck Route Map see