State Oversize Permits & Escorts Information


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Florida DOT Phone Number: (850) 410-5777

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PERMITS: Florida oversize permits are valid for ten days.

OPERATING TIME: One half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, including Saturday and Sunday if load is 10′ wide and under, legal trailer length, and height not exceeding 14′-6″. Over 10′ wide but not exceeding 14′ wide may travel until 12:00 noon on Saturday and Sunday. Overweight only can usually run 24/7.

RESTRICTED TRAVEL: No movement allowed from 7:00 am – 9:00 am and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in Hillsboro and Dade Counties. Other county curfews, depending on permitted dimensions, will be listed on the Florida permit. Travel is prohibited during 6 main holidays plus Martin Luther King Day for loads exceeding 10′ wide, 14′-6″ high or legal length: The days before and after New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas may also be restricted.

TURNPIKE: Florida turnpike limit is 12′ wide, 13′-6″ high. FL Turnpike routes are applied for with the state application. Additional toll charge is approximately 25 cents per mile for 7 axles, 20 cents per mile for 5.

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  • 48′ trailer (53′ semi-trailer must have kingpin setting of 41′ from center of kingpin to center of rear axle to be legal)
  • 75′ overall length

Overhang: 3′ front or rear

Width: 8′-6″ (8′ on some non-designated)

Height: 13′-6″ (13′ non-designated)

Overhang: 3′ front or rear.

Weight: 80,000 Gross

  • Single – 22,000
  • Tandem – 44,000
  • Tridem – 66,000

Length: 150′

Overhang: No set maximum.

Width: 15′

Height: 15′ *

*Route survey (written) is required for height over 15′ (or over 14′-6″ on some 2-lane routes)

Weight: Depends on spacings

  • 5 axles – 112,000 depends on spacings and routes
  • 6 axles – 122,000
  • 7 axles – 142,000
  • 8 axles – 160,000

Loads exceeding these dimensions or weights have to be applied for as Super Loads.


Length: 75′ to 95′ – may require one escort

Overhang: Rear overhang up to 20′ past center of last axle or dolly may require one escort.


  • Over 12′ – one escort, (over 12′ on some two-lanes – two escorts)
  • over 14′ – two escorts
  • over 15′ may also require State Police escort


  • Over 14′-6″ – one escort with high pole
  • over 16′ – two escorts with high pole
  • At 15′ high and over needs route survey.

MISCELLANEOUS: Blades, buckets, counterweights, etc. may be hauled up to 16′ wide, only if cannot be reduced (welded parts). Parts may be hauled on same vehicle.

SIGNS, FLAGS & LIGHTS: Flags are required on all over width, over height and over length loads, and with 3′ front or 4′ rear overhang. Flags must be red or orange adn 18″ square placed on all four corners and all protrusions, projections and overhangs. “Oversize Load” signs required on all loads exceeding 10′ wide, over legal length or 14′ high. Loads exceeding 10′ wide, or over 4′ rear overhang need 360 degree amber warning light on tractor. Width over 12′, height over 14′-6″, length 85′ or over, requires two 360 degree amber warning lights, one on tractor and one at rear of load.

Important Notice:
The following is provided for informational purposes only. We do not procure or arrange permits on behalf of carriers or discuss permit and escort requirements for particular shipments. The following links provide general guidelines for oversize permits and escorts for heavy haul shipping by state/province. State regulations are subject to change; If you find inaccurate information, please let us know, and we will update the page accordingly.