Oversized vehicles and loads
Annual and Short-Term Oversized Truck Permits
These vehicles and loads exceed the maximum height, weight, width, and/or length, specified by state law. All oversized vehicles and loads traveling within Seattle must obtain a permit to operate. City law allows SDOT to issue these permits. Click HERE for additional information about Oversized Vehicles and Loads.
How to get an Oversized Truck Permit.
How much does it cost?
Over-Size Permit Fees: for trucks that exceed licensed dimensions
Overweight Permit Fees for trucks whose gross weight exceeds license weight.
PLEASE NOTE: For ANNUAL permits, if vehicle is both Over Dimensional and Overweight, the fees in the table above will be added to the $290 annual permit fee. Annual Permit fees are prorated quarterly.Additional information
Truck Validations and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer (CVEO) Escorts
If you are entering/exiting the City of Seattle with an over-legal load using a state or western regional permit, you are required to obtain a City of Seattle validation number before moving the load on City streets.
For holders of City of Seattle Annual Over-legal permits, a validation number is required for loads that exceed the dimensions listed on the permits.
Generally, over-legal loads requiring a City of Seattle Commercial Vehicle Enforcement escort will be moved between the hours of 4:00 AM and 6:00 AM.
Permit Validation Numbers
Permit validation numbers reflect day-to-day routes and streets to be used by oversized vehicles and loads in Seattle. These numbers work in conjunction with other oversized vehicles and loads permits issued. Avoid citations from Seattle enforcement officers by obtaining validation numbers in advance and using authorized routes.
City of Seattle Commercial Vehicle Enforcement escort fees:
Cost per hour per officer: $200.00
Minimum number of hours: Weekdays, 2 hours Weekends, 3 hours Holidays, 4 hours
Seattle Department of Transportation: Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Traffic Management Division ~ (206) 684-5086