Self-issue a permit

How to self-issue permits and which permits can be self-issued.

All oversize and overweight permits are processed using an online program called the Electronic System Network for Oversize and Overweight Permit Information (eSNOOPI). WSDOT offices, self-issuing companies and permit agents access this web-based program to process permits.

Self-issuing

Register to be a self-issuer

First-time users

The Commercial Vehicle Services office offers an online self-issuer agreement and registration process. Carriers must complete the online registration form and must accept the "terms of service." Print the "terms of service" (PDF 56KB) for closer review.

If the user agrees to the conditions of the agreement, they will click on the "Accept and Sign up" button at the bottom. The user will receive a user id and password by email within a few minutes. Accepting the agreement gives the user access to the permit program login. Once in the program, the user will be able to issue permits for their fleet. The permits are available 24 hours a day, 7-days a week and are printed on your personal computer.

The self-issued size and weight permit does not need special authorization other than registering to be a self-issuer, as outlined above.

The self-issued size and weight permit limits for single trip permits:

  • 16 feet wide
  • 16 feet high
  • 125 feet trailer load length
  • 200,000 pounds gross weight
  • Limited to tractor/trailer combinations (including jeeps and boosters)
  • Weight permits require an axle spacing report number

The tractor/trailer combination will be considered a tractor and trailing unit(s), which can include jeeps and boosters to distribute the weight. This permit is not valid for double trailers (a separate permit type is available for double trailers that are not eligible for overweight).

Any road and bridge restrictions are displayed on the single trip permit. The carrier must abide by the restrictions on the permit with no exceptions.

Over height clearances are the responsibility of the carrier, not WSDOT.

There are no additional charges for self-issuing. The cost of the overweight permit is the same as purchasing the permit from a WSDOT office.

Getting an axle spacing report number

There are two ways to get an axle spacing report number:

  1. Please print out the Axle Spacing Report for Overweight Permits (PDF 65KB) form, fill it out, then fax it to the Commercial Vehicle Services office to process. We will send you your report to use for future weight permits.
  2. Calculate your axle weight with the Axle Spacing Report Calculator (xls 46KB). The report will create an axle spacing report number for the configuration calculated. The calculator will not calculate configurations beyond 200,000 pounds.

Computer and payment requirements

This program requires the most recent version of Internet Explorer. All payment transactions must be made by credit card. The only credit cards authorized are Visa and Master Card.

Available self-issue permit types

Self-issuing companies can access reports of permits issued from their company. The permit program is available through the Internet 24 hours a day, 7-days a week.

It is the responsibility of the carrier to check restrictions before moving oversize loads. Carriers are also required to check the route for over height clearances prior to moving.

Permits are only valid for state routes; you must contact the local jurisdiction for approval to travel on city streets and county roads. It is also the carrier's responsibility to know and follow the rules and regulations related to oversize loads.

Initially, we will limit self issuing companies to the following types of permits:

Trip permit - 3 day permit

This permit provides Washington State Licensing for three consecutive days to a vehicle in lieu of regular licensing. This allows 40,000 pounds for single vehicle and 80,000 pounds for combination vehicles. No more than three permits are allowed in a 30 day period. Trip permits cannot be used in lieu of tonnage for a vehicle currently licensed in Washington, but can be used to increase current valid tonnage.

Fee: $25

Permit Program login

Fuel permit - 3 day permit (Department of Licensing Permit)

A fuel permit is required upon entering the State of Washington if the vehicle is diesel powered and over 26,000 pounds.

Fee: $30

Permit Program login

Single trailer - monthly and annual

Legal semi-trailer length is 53 feet. This permit allows for semi-trailer/load up to 56 feet measured from front of the trailer or load to the rear of the trailer or load, whichever is longer. Load may be divisible or non-divisible. This permit is exempt from:

  • Commuter hour and holiday restrictions
  • Oversize sign requirements
  • Night-time travel restrictions
  • Winter restrictions prohibiting permitted movement when traction tire/devices/chains are advised, recommended or required, but must obey chain requirements.

Fees: $10 monthly
$100 annual

Reference: WAC 468-38-075
RCW 46.44.030, 46.44.090, 46.44.0941

Permit Program login

Double trailers - monthly and annual

Double trailer legal length is 61 feet. This permit allows up to 68 feet measured from front of first trailer or load to the end of the last trailer or load, whichever is longer. The load may be divisible or non-divisible. This permit is exempt from:

  • Commuter hour and holiday restrictions
  • Oversize sign requirements
  • Night-time travel restrictions
  • Winter restrictions prohibiting permitted movement when traction tire/devices/chains are advised, recommended or required, but must obey chain requirements.

Fees: $10 monthly
$100 annual

Reference: RCW 46.44.030, 46.44.075, 46.44.090, 46.44.0941
WAC 468.38.075

Permit Program login

61-foot non divisible load - monthly and annual

This permit allows a semi trailer to haul a non-divisible load up to 61 feet measured from the front of the load to the rear of the load. The rear overhang cannot exceed 15 feet measured from the rear trailer axle. This permit is exempt from:

  • Commuter hour and holiday restrictions
  • Oversize sign requirements
  • Night-time travel restrictions
  • Winter restrictions prohibiting permitted movement when traction tire/devices/chains are advised, recommended or required but, must obey chain requirements.

Fees: $10 monthly
$120 annual

Reference: RCW 46.44.0941

Permit Program login

Manufactured home - monthly and annual

Maximum dimensions allowed: 15 feet wide (14-foot box with 12-inch eaves); 15 feet high; and trailer length of 75 feet including tonnage.

Fees: $30 monthly
$360 annual

Reference: WAC 468-38-120
RCW 46.44.90, 46.44.170, 46.44.173

Permit Program login

Empty apple bins & hay bales - monthly or annual

This permit allows for the hauling of empty apple bins up to 15 feet high. This permit can be used in conjunction with the double trailer permit. These permits are not exempt from restrictions. Oversize signs are required. Routes do not guarantee height clearance.

Fees: $20 monthly
$240 annual

Reference: RCW 46.44.090
WAC 468.38.070, 468.38.071

Permit Program login

Log tolerance

The purpose is to allow the combination to haul short logs and receive a variance from the legal weight chart.

  • Only valid for 3-axle truck and 2-axle pole trailer combinations
  • For the hauling of unprocessed logs only
  • Maximum gross weight not to exceed 74,800 pounds
  • Maximum gross tandem weight not to exceed 33,600 pounds
  • Minimum overall wheelbase of 37 feet

Fees: $50 annual (April 1 - March 31)
$37.50 purchased after July 1
$25 purchased after October 1
$12.50 purchased after January 1

Transfer Fee: $14

Reference: RCW 46.44.047
WAC 468.38.040

Permit Program login

Non-divisible (over dimensional only) - monthly or annual

May be permitted for dimensions up to 14 feet wide and/or height of 15 feet and/or 125 trailer/load length.

Fees: $10 per month - length only
$20 per month - height and/or width
$30 per month - height and/or width plus length

Reference: RCW 46.44.090, 46.44.092, 46.44.0941
WAC 468.38.050, 468.38.070

Permit Program login

Fixed load 3 or 4 axle - monthly

This permit is an overweight permit for a vehicle with a weight that does not change, such as cranes, cement pumping trucks and well drilling trucks. Fixed loads with 3 axles may be permitted up to 65,000 pounds and fixed loads with 4 axles may be permitted up to 86,000 pounds with appropriate wheelbases and tire sizes. An axle spacing report is required to issue a fixed load permit.

The legal capacity is what the unit is licensed for on the registration. Axle spacing report from Commercial Vehicle Services is required. Dimensions may be added to the permit without additional fees being charged.

Check the road and bridge restrictions prior to movement.

Fees: $70 per month three Axle
$90 per month four Axle

Reference: WAC 468-38-075
RCW 46.44.0941; 46.44.080

Permit Program login

Oversize/overweight – single trip

This permit is an overweight permit for a vehicle with an oversize and or overweight non-divisible load. An axle spacing report is required to issue this permit (jeeps and boosters are considered part of the semi trailer).

Limitations:

• Height 16 feet
• Width 16 feet
• Trailer/load length 125 feet
• Weight 200,000 pounds

The fees are the same as an oversize/overweight load issued by a WSDOT office or agent.

• Dimension only loads $10 per trip, up to 3 days. Dimension and weight fee schedule below (fee for dimension not change):

Overweight fee schedule

Weight over total registered and weight Fee per mile
on state highways
1-9,999 .07
10,000-14,999 .14
15,000-19,999 .21
20,000-24,999 .28
25,000-29,999 .35
30,000-34,999 .49
35,000-39,999 .63
40,000-44,999 .79
45,000-49,999 .93
50,000-54,999 1.14
55,000-59,999 1.35
60,000-64,999 1.56
65,000-69,999 1.77
70,000-74,999 2.12
75,000-79,999 2.47
80,000-84,999 2.82
85,000-89,999 3.17
90,000-94,999 3.52
95,000-99,000 3.87

* The fee for weights in excess of 100,000 pounds is $4.25 plus 50 cents for each 5,000 pounds increment or portion thereof exceeding 100,000 pounds.
Minimum fee is $14.

Over axle - Mileage is necessary to compute fees. Indicate on permit if only over axle weight.
Fees: Fees are computed for over axle permits by using the Overweight Fee Schedule.

Reference: RCW 46.44.030, 46.44.034


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