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Annual Water Well Drilling Machinery and Equipment Permits

water-well-drillingTxDMV issues an annual permit for the movement of water well drilling machinery and related equipment that cannot be reasonably dismantled. This permit is an annual permit that expires one year from the "movement to begin" date.

Oversize or overweight water well drilling machinery and equipment operating under this permit may not exceed:

  • Maximum Width - 16'
  • Maximum Height – 14'6"
  • Maximum Length - 110'
  • Maximum Weight – maximum allowable permit weights

Note: Machinery and equipment moving under this permit may only travel on the state highway system.

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 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

The annual permit fee is $270.
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 $270 $420
120,001 - 160,000 $225 $270 $495
160,001 - 200,000 $300 $270 $570
200,001 - above* $375 $270 $645

*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.)
  • 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.
  • A permit may not be transferred between vehicles or permittees.
  • Review your permit for specific curfews and conditions that apply to your load and movement.

Escort and Equipment Requirements

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