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Annual Crane Permits

mobil-craneTxDMV issues an annual permit for mobile cranes exceeding legal width and weight limits. This permit is an annual permit that expires one year from the "movement to begin" date.

 

Cranes operating under this permit may not exceed:

Dimensions
  • Width – 10’
  • Height – Legal
  • Length – Legal
Weight
  • 650 pounds per inch of tire width
  • 120,000 pounds gross weight
  • 25,000 pounds single axle
  • 46,000 pounds tandem axle group
  • 60,000 pounds 3-axle group
  • 70,000 pounds 4-axle group
  • 81,400 pounds 5-axle group

 

Texas Size and Weight Limits

How to Apply

txprosApply online
through TxPROS

 

You may also:

  • Download and submit Form 302, Application/Renewal for Time Permits by fax to (512) 465-3585 or by mail to the address listed on the application form, or
  • Call (800) 299-1700

Payment information must be provided with the permit application.

TxPROS Information and Tutorials

302 Application/Renewal for Annual Permits

Operating Authority
Requirements

Prior to permit issuance, you must have a permit bond in the amount of $10,000 on file with TxDMV.

Permit Surety Bonds

Fees & Payment
Information

Fees

The annual permit fee is $100.
Fees are payable by:

  • MasterCard, VISA, Discover or American Express (a service charge of 25 cents plus 2.25 percent will be added through Texas.gov))
  • Funds deposited in a pre-established escrow account
  • Permit Account Card (PAC) or FirstPay Account established through Frost Bank San Antonio
  • Personal check, business check, cashier's check or money order, payable to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Cash (MUST be delivered to a TxDMV Regional Service Center)

A permit fee will not be refunded after the permit number has been issued unless such refund is necessary to correct an error made by the Motor Carrier Division.

Escrow Accounts

Additional Requirements

You are responsible for routing and obtaining current restrictions and information concerning hazardous weather-related road conditions prior to movement. Active time permit holders may use TxPROS to generate free routes for loads moving under their time permit.

TxPROS Information and Tutorials

More Information

  • General escort and equipment requirements apply to both permitted vehicles and escort vehicles.
  • Night movement is allowed with front and rear escorts.
  • Permit may not be amended.
  • Review your permit for specific curfews and conditions that apply to your load and movement.

Escort and Equipment Requirements

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