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Tennessee Oversize and Overweight Fines and Penalties

Violation of regulations contained in Sections 55-7-101--55-7-103 (OPERATIONS OF VEHICLES INJOURIOUS TO HIGHWAYS) is a Class C misdemeanor and, upon conviction, subject to imprisonment for not greater than thirty (30) days or to a fine of not more than fifty dollars ($50.00). (Sections 55-7-104, 40-35-110, 40-35-111) In addition, it is illegal to move an overloaded vehicle until the load has been reduced to bring it into legal compliance, or a special permit obtained. Failure to comply is a Class C misdemeanor.

Each violation of Sections 55-7-201--55-7-203, each violation of restrictions on the maximum gross weight of freight motor vehicles adopted by the commissioner of transportation (Section 55-7- 205), and each violation of rules and regulations adopted by the commissioner of safety under that section, is a Class C misdemeanor. (Section 55-7-206 (a) In addition, when any freight motor vehicle is found to be in violation of only 55-7-203 (3), a fine of twenty-five ($25.00) is to be imposed. (Section 55-7-206 (d)(1))

Court costs range between $40 and $90 +



For the first three percent over

$25 + $.03 per pound

For the remainder

$25 + $.05 per pound

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