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Maryland Oversize and Overweight Fines and Penalties

The Maryland State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (MSP/CVED), and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Commercial Vehicle Safety Unit (MDTAP/CVSU), conduct truck size and weight enforcement operations at Truck Weigh and Inspection Stations (TWIS) throughout Maryland. The MDTAP/CVSU normally conducts operations on toll facilities only. Both departments also conduct size and weight enforcement operations through the use of roving patrols equipped with portable scales. Except as otherwise provided in “The Maryland TA, Title 24, § 111.1,” a vehicle found to exceed any allowable weight limit by 5,000 pounds or more may not be moved until the excess weight is unloaded. A person may not drive on any publicly maintained highway any vehicle or combination of vehicles with a gross weight that exceeds:

(1) The maximum registered weight limit for which the vehicle or combination is registered under § 24- 110 of this subtitle; or

(2) Any other weight limit established under the Maryland Vehicle Law. A violation of this section, regulations adopted to implement this section, or the terms and conditions of an exceptional hauling permit issued under subsection (b) of this section shall:

(i) Void the authority granted under the exceptional hauling permit;
(ii) Subject the vehicle to all weight requirements and tolerances specified in this article; and

(iii) For a violation of a weight restriction specified in this section that exceeds 5,000 pounds, subject the exceptional hauling permit to immediate confiscation by an officer or authorized civilian employee of the Department of State Police, an officer of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, or any police officer. Violation of vehicle laws a misdemeanor.

WEIGHT

FINE

For the first 1,000 lbs

1 cent a pound for each pound over the limit

Over 1,001 but less than 5,000 lbs

5 cents a pound for each pound over the limit

Over 5,001 but less than 10,000 lbs

12 cents a pound for each pound over the limit

Over 10,001 but less than 20,000 lbs

20 cents a pound for each pound over the limit

20,001 and over

40 cents a pound for each pound over the limit

http://www.roads.maryland.gov/oots/MD_Hauling_permit_manual.pdf

http://www.sha.maryland.gov/OOTS/motorcarrierhandbook.pdf

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