Permit types & descriptions

These are the permits, applications and requests available for oversize and overweight commercial vehicles operating in Washington.

Same day service not guaranteed if customer enter a permit office after 3:00 p.m.
Self-issued permits - 24-hours a day/7 days a week

Permit types Forms Descriptions
Axle Spacing Report for Canadian Weights
 

DOT Form 560-014 (PDF 87KB)

Canadian Axle spacing report to allow Canadian weights on either SR 9 or US 97 Sample of completed form (PDF 157KB)

Axle Spacing Report for Overweight Permits

DOT Form 560-013 (PDF 157KB)

Axle Spacing Report to calculate your legal and permit weight maximums. Sample of completed form (PDF 157KB)

Canadian Weights

 

DOT Form 560-020 (PDF 52KB)

State Route 9 - This permit allows drivers to haul reducible loads with Canadian Weights from the Canadian border to Sumas, Washington on SR 9. $14.00 annual

US Highway 97 - This permit allows drivers to haul reducible loads with Canadian Weights from the Canadian border to milepost 331.12 (Oroville Rail Yard). $100.00 per month / $1000.00 annual Sample of completed form (PDF 52KB)

 

Monthly/Annual Permit

 

DOT Form 560-026 (PDF 34KB)

Single Trailer - Allows for a divisible load carried on a semi-trailer up to 56 ft. of length (30 day periods to one year) $10.00 per month / $100.00 per year

Double Trailer - Allows for divisible loads to be carried on a set of double trailers up to 68 ft. (30 day periods to one year) $10.00 per month / $100.00 per year

Fixed Load - Allows for single unit (3 or 4 axles only) to have an overweight permit for a 30 day period. 3 axle $70.00 or 4 axle $90.00 per month

Non-Divisible Load - Dimensional only permits: 14 ft. wide, 15 ft. high and up to 125 ft. of length depending on combination type (30 day period up to one year) Length is $10.00 per month and Height/Width is $20.00 per month

Manufactured Housing - Permits with dimension envelope of 15 ft. high, 15 ft. wide (include a 12 inch eave) and trailer length not to exceed 75 ft., including tongue length (30 day period up to one year) $30.00 per month /$360.00 per year Sample of completed form (PDF 34KB)

 

Oversize/Overweight Permit

DOT Form 560-021 (PDF 166KB)

Single Trip OSOW - A single trip oversize and/or overweight permit that is route specific. This permit is for non-divisible loads only. Dimensional permits are $10.00 weight permit prices vary. Sample of completed form (PDF 166KB)

Sealed Container DOT Form 560-027 (PDF 27KB)

State Route 509 - This permit allows for sealed shipping containers to travel on a portion of SR 509 in the Port of Tacoma. $100.00 per month / $1,000.00 per year. Sample of completed form (pdf 27 kb)

Special Oversize/Overweight Permit

 

DOT Form 560-029 (PDF 119KB)

Collection Truck - 2 or 3 axle single unit permit for limited excess weight (annual) 2 axle $252.00 or 3 axle $336.00 - Required to check the Collection Truck Restrictions (PDF 85KB)

Empty Apple Bins - Permits height up to but not to exceed 15 ft. (30 day periods up to one year) $20 per month / $240.00 per year

Hay Bales - Permits height up to but not to exceed 15 ft. (30 day periods up to one year) $20 per month / $240.00 per year

Double Trailer - Allows for divisible loads to be carried on a set of double trailers up to 68 ft. (30 day periods to one year) $10.00 per month / $100.00 per year

Log Tolerance - Permits weights in excess of federal bridge formula for 3-axle log truck pulling 2-axle pole trailer (quarterly periods up to one year)

Tow Truck - Permit allows for excess weight on the axles of the towing vehicle as well as the towed vehicle. Depending on the method of tow and class of tow truck. $75.00 Class B / $150.00 Class C (Annual)

Tarping System - Permits divisible load width up to 9 ft. This permit is for loaded vehicles that are equipped with a tarping system. $20.00 per month / $240.00 per year

Temporary Additional Tonnage - Temporarily increases licensed weight of single units or combinations. This permit is for legal weights only. Minimum of 5 day periods ($14.00 per ton) Sample of completed form (PDF 119KB)

 

Temporary Vehicle License and Fuel Use Permit

 

DOT Form 560-025 (PDF 87KB)

Temporary License Permit (TRIP) - This permit provides temporary vehicle Washington State Licensing for three consecutive days to a vehicle in lieu of regular licensing. The permit grants legal capacity up to 40,000 lbs for a single vehicle and up to 80,000 lbs for combination vehicles. $25.00

Temporary Fuel Use Permit - A fuel permit is required upon entering the State of Washington when a commercial vehicle (equipped with two axles with a GVW exceeding 26,000 lbs or a three-axle vehicle regardless of GVW) is powered, by special fuel, including but not limited to diesel or propane, and does not pay fuel tax under the International Fuel Tax agreement (IFTA). $30.00 Sample of completed form (PDF 87KB)

 

Public Fire Truck

 

DOT Form 560-048 (PDF 158KB)

Public Fire Truck - The maximum weight a firefighting apparatus may weigh is 50,000 pounds on the tandem axle set and 31,000 on a single drive axle and may not exceed 670 pounds per inch width of tire. Sample of completed form (PDF 173KB)

Additional permits and information

14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.