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General Single-Trip Permits

general-single-tripTxDMV issues a single-trip permit for the movement of non-divisible vehicles and/or loads exceeding legal Texas size and weight limits up to 254,300 pounds. Single-trip permits may only be used for one movement, during the times specified on the permit, from a specific point of origin to a specific destination. There are special requirements for single-trip manufactured housing and portable building permits.

Vehicles and loads exceeding the following dimensions must have a Route Inspection Certification on file prior to permit issuance.

  • Width – 20'
  • Height – 18'11"
  • Length – 125'

A Super Heavy Single-Trip Permit is available for the movement of vehicles and loads that exceed 254,300 pounds total gross weight, exceed the maximum permit weights on any axle or axle group or exceed 200,000 pounds with less than 95 feet of axle spacing.

Texas Size and Weight Limits

Route Inspections

Single-Trip Manufactured Housing Permit

Portable Building Single-Trip Permit

Super Heavy Single-Trip Permit

How to Apply

txprosApply online
through TxPROS

 

You may also:

  • Download and submit Form 106, General Permit Fax Application by fax (512) 465-3565, or
  • Call (800) 299-1700

Payment information must be provided with the permit application.


Applicants without access to the internet or a fax machine for permit receipt must complete Form 1700, Texas Self-Issue Application and Permit and apply by telephone.

TxPROS Information and Tutorials

106 General Permit Facsimile Application

1700 Texas Self-Issue Application and Permit to Move Oversize or Overweight Equipment or Loads Over State Highways

 

Operating Authority
Requirements

Prior to being issued a permit, you must comply with TxDMV Motor Carrier Registration (MCR) or Unified Carrier Registration (UCR). If not required to have TxDMV MCR or UCR, you must have a permit bond in the amount of $10,000 on file with TxDMV.

TxDMV Number

Unified Carrier Registration

Permit Surety Bonds

Fees & Payment
Information

Fees
The permit fee is $60.
In addition to the permit fee, a highway maintenance fee is required for loads exceeding 80,000 pounds. Highway maintenance fees are listed in the table below:

Gross Weight in Pounds Highway Maintenance Fee Permit Fee Total Fee
80,001 - 120,000 $150 $60 $210
120,001 - 160,000 $225 $60 $285
160,001 - 200,000 $300 $60 $360
200,001 - above* $375 $60 $435

*Vehicles and loads with a combined gross vehicle weight exceeding 200,000 pounds must have at least 95 feet of total axle spacing. A vehicle supervision fee will be charged, in addition to the permit fee and highway maintenance fee, for loads exceeding 200,000 pounds.
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

If your vehicle or vehicle combination has a combined gross weight exceeding 200,000 pounds, you must submit a Form 2280, Shipper's Certificate of Weight with your permit application. The certificate may be in the form of a purchase order, a bill of lading, a contract to haul or similar form provided it identifies, at a minimum, the following:

  • Identification and location of the transporting company and the company contracting the transport
  • Description of what is being transported and its weight
  • Origin and destination of the transported load
  • Date(s) the load will be transported

Please note: If you are moving your own construction equipment, you must also complete a Shipper's Certificate of Weight and submit it with your permit application.

2280 - Shippers Certificate of Weight

More Information

  • General escort and equipment requirements apply to both permitted vehicles and escort vehicles.
  • Hauling more than one item may not cause nor increase a dimension or weight that exceeds Texas legal size and weight limits. For example, 10' wide steel plates may be stacked provided the overall height does not exceed 14' and the weight does not exceed legal axle or gross weight limits.
  • Review your permit for specific conditions that apply to your load and movement

Escort and Equipment Requirements

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