Texas Extra-Legal Vehicle Permitting Process (6-TX-a)
Extra-Legal Vehicle Permitting Process
Texas vehicle size and weight limits and oversize/overweight permits are defined by Tex. Transportation Code § 621, Tex. Transportation Code § 622, Tex. Transportation Code § 623, and 43 TAC 219. Texas roadways and bridges are engineered and constructed to withstand usage within certain size and weight limitations. When these limitations are exceeded, structural damage, excessive road-wear, and road hazards can result. When loads exceeding legal size and weight restrictions cannot be reasonably dismantled for shipment, developers must obtain the proper oversize/overweight permit from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV).
6-TX-a.1 to 6-TX-a.2 – Determine Type of Permit(s) Needed and Apply Online
The TxDMV provides a variety of oversize/overweight permits, each with different requirements, restrictions, and time frames. Depending on the type of permit needed, permits may be issued for single trips, a temporary timeframe, or annually. Texas size & weight limits can be found on the TxDMV website.
In Texas, developers can apply for and obtain permits online. The TxDMV operates an online permitting system and trip routing wizard call the Texas Permitting & Routing Optimization System (TxPROS). If the developer is unsure what type of permit(s) is needed the permitting wizard can assist with the choice.
6-TX-a.3 to 6-TX-a.5 – Appeals and Revocation Process
6-TX-a.6 to 6-TX-a.7 – Oversize/Overweight Permit and Restrictions
The TxDMV issues oversize/overweight permits. Many permits can be printed from the TxDMV’s TxPROS system.
Developers are required to follow all restrictions, carrying, and notice requirements as defined on their permit(s).
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