The Department of Transportation and the California Vehicle Code gives local authorities discretionary authority to issue special permits for the movement of vehicles/loads exceeding statutory limitations on the size, weight, and loading of vehicles contained in Division 15 of the California Vehicle Code. Requests for such special permits requires the completion of an application and payment for a Transportation Permit.
THE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CENTER IS CLOSED EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. TRANSPORTATION PERMITS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED AFTER 5:30 PM ON THURSDAYS. BEFORE APPLYING FOR A TRANSPORTATION PERMIT, BE SURE TO CHECK THE ROUTE FOR OBSTRUCTIONS BY VISITING OUR STREET CLOSURES PAGE.
FORMS AND DOCUMENTS
- Permit Application
- Permit Rider for Extra Axles
- Permit Rider (for extra axles)
- Submit a Payment
- General Permit Conditions (without Pilot Car)
- Pilot Car Permit Conditions (with Pilot Car)
- Caltrans Pilot Car Table
- Caltrans Transportation Permit Manual
- Caltrans FAQ page