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Oversize/overweight permits


Permit forms


*Unless otherwise specified, permits issued by the Iowa DOT are NOT valid for travel on city and county roads.

General provisions

  • All vehicles operating under permit must carry a copy of the permit in the vehicle and make the permit available upon request of any authorized official.
  • A copy of the Iowa General Provisions for Oversize Load Permit must also be carried with the permit. All provisions noted on the permit and general provisions must be followed.
  • Iowa General Provisions for Oversize Load Permit

Single trip permit

Round trip permit

Single trip with weight increase permit

Temporary weight increase permit

  • Valid for five days, valid for one trip only
  • Weight increase only– not valid for travel on state roads; used in conjunction with city/county permits only
  • Valid for house moves only
  • Temporary Weight Increase Application

Annual oversize permit

  • Valid for 12 months, unlimited trips
  • 80,000 pounds gross maximum, 20,000 pounds per axle maximum
  • Valid on all state and interstate highways
  • Annual Oversize Permit Application

Annual oversize/overweight permit

Annual route approval permit

  • Valid for five days, valid for one trip only
  • Used if you need Iowa DOT route approval for travel under an annual permit; refer to your annual permit for the minimum dimensions for route approval requirements
  • Annual Route Approval Permit Application

Bridge exempt permit

  • Valid for 12 months, unlimited trips
  • Must be 41 feet or less in length and exceed maximum gross weight table for noninterstate highways
  • May not exceed 80,000 pounds gross, 20,000 pounds single axle
  • Bridge Exempt Permit Application

Compacted rubbish permit

  • Valid for 12 months, unlimited trips
  • Each county of operation requires a separate rubbish permit
  • Separate city and/or county permits may be required (contact city/county engineer)
  • Allows for compacted rubbish vehicles to operate up to 36,000 pounds on the rear tandem axle for non-interstate roads; interstate limits are 20,000 pounds single axle and 34,000 pounds rear tandem-axle.
  • Compacted Rubbish Annual Permit Application

Raw milk transporter permit

  • Valid for 12 months, unlimited trips
  • Not valid for interstate travel
  • 20,000 pounds per axle maximum, 80,000 pounds total gross weight
  • Raw Milk Permit Application

Iowa registration trip permit

Iowa fuel trip permit

Commercial repair permit

Unladen weight permit

Multitrip permit

  • Valid for 60 days
  • Valid for unlimited round trips between the same origin and destination; only one route is allowed for each multitrip permit
  • 156,000 pounds gross maximum
  • Multi Trip Permit Application

All systems permit

Self-Propelled implement of husbandry with flotation tires