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Exempt Hauling Permits

Arlington County Trucks

  • Permit Cost: $130.00 for a period of one year, and $260.00 for two years
  • Applies to: Vehicles hauling household waste and vehicles used for highway or utility construction, operation or maintenance on the highways of Arlington County. The permit does not authorize travel on the Federal Interstate system.
  • Weight Restrictions: Vehicles with two axles may have a maximum gross weight of no more than 48,000 pounds and a single axle weight of not more than 24,000 pounds. Vehicles with three axles may have a maximum gross weight of not more than 60,000 pounds and a single axle weight of not more than 24,000 pounds and a tandem axle weight of not more than 40,000 pounds.

Articulated Buses

  • Permit Cost: $130.00 for a period of one year, and $260.00 for two years
  • Applies to: This applies to passenger buses having three or more axles consisting of two sections joined together by an articulated joint with the trailer being equipped with a mechanically steered rear axle passenger buses, and a width of no more than 102 inche. The permit does not authorize travel on the Federal Interstate system.
  • Weight Restrictions: A gross weight of no more than 60,000 pounds and a single axle weight of no more than 25,000 pounds

Concrete Haulers

  • Permit Cost: $130.00 for a period of one year, and $260.00 for two years
  • Applies to: Three- or four-axle vehicles that are used exclusively for the mixing of concrete in transit or at a project site or for transporting necessary components in a compartmentalized vehicle to produce concrete immediately upon arrival at a project site. The permit does not authorize travel on the Federal Interstate system.
  • Weight Restrictions: Three-axle vehicles shall not exceed 60,000 pounds gross weight, 20,000 pounds on a single axle and 40,000 pounds on a tandem axle. Four axle vehicles with at least 22 feet of axle spacing shall not exceed 70,000 pounds gross weight, a single axle weight not to exceed 20,000 pounds and a tri-axle weight not to exceed 50,000 pounds. No single axle within the tri-axle grouping shall exceed 20,000 pounds.

Containerized Cargo

  • Permit Cost: $130.00 for a period of one year, and $260.00 for two years
  • Applies to: Cargo transported in a sealed seagoing container bound to or from a seaport. The seagoing container shall be transported via marine transport and the contents of the seagoing container shall not be changed from the time it is loaded to the time it is delivered.
  • Weight Restrictions: None

Cotton Module

  • Permit Cost: $45.00 for one year; $90.00 for two years.
  • Applies to: Vehicles used exclusively to transport seed cotton modules between September 1 and December 31. The permit does not authorize travel on the Federal Interstate system.
  • Weight Restrictions: The tandem axle weights shall not exceed 44,000 pounds, the single axle weights shall not exceed 20,000 pounds, and the gross weight shall not exceed 56,000 pounds.

Excavated Material

  • Permit Cost: $130.00 for a period of one year, and $260.00 for two years.
  • Applies to: Three- or four-axle vehicles used exclusively for the purpose of hauling excavated materials from construction-related land-clearing operations. Permit does not authorize operation of the vehicle hauling excavated material for a distance of more than 25 miles from the land-clearing operation. The permit does not authorize travel on the Federal Interstate system. For the purposes of this section, "Excavated material" is defined as natural earth materials, which includes stumps, brush, leaves, soil, and rocks removed by any mechanized means.
  • Weight Restrictions: Three-axle vehicles cannot exceed a gross weight of 60,000 pounds, a single axle weight not to exceed 20,000 pounds, or a tandem weight not to exceed 40,000 pounds. Four-axle vehicles cannot exceed a gross weight of 70,000 pounds, a single axle weight not to exceed 20,000 pounds, or a tandem weight not to exceed 40,000 pounds.

Farm Animal Feed

  • Permit Cost: $130.00 for a period of one year
  • Applies to: Vehicles with specially designed five-axle semi-trailer combinations with bulk feed compartments and at least 51 feet of axle spacing between the first and last axle and used exclusively for hauling farm animal feed. Permits are valid for one year from the date of issuance. Such permits shall not be combined with any other overweight permits or extension of weight limits. The permit does not authorize travel on the Federal Interstate system.
  • Weight Restrictions: The gross weight cannot exceed 84,000 pounds, and a tandem axle weight cannot exceed 37,400 pounds.

Virginia-grown Farm Products

  • Permit Cost: $45.00 for a period of one year
  • Applies to: Any two-axle vehicle, three-axle vehicle, four-axle combination, or five-axle combination used exclusively for the purpose of hauling Virginia-grown farm products in Accomack and Northampton Counties. The permit does not authorize travel on the Federal Interstate system.
  • Weight Restrictions: Such permits shall allow the vehicles to have a single axle weight of no more than 24,000 pounds, a tandem axle weight of no more than 40,000 pounds, and a tri-axle grouping weight of no more than 50,000 pounds. Two-axle vehicles shall not exceed 40,000 pounds gross weight. Three-axle vehicles shall not exceed 60,000 pounds gross weight. Four-Axle vehicles shall not exceed 70,000 pounds gross weight. Five-Axle vehicles shall not exceed 90,000 pounds gross weight.

Sand/Gravel/Crushed Stone

  • Permit Cost: $70.00 for one year; $140.00 for two years
  • Applies to: Vehicles hauling gravel, sand, or crushed stone for a distance of no more than 50 miles from origin to destination. The permit does not authorize travel on the Federal Interstate system. This permit is only valid in counties that impose a coal severance
  • Weight Restrictions: Vehicles with three axles may have a maximum gross weight, when loaded, of no more than 60,000 pounds, a single axle weight of not more than 24,000 pounds and a tandem axle weight of no more than 45,000 pounds. Vehicles with four axles may have a maximum gross weight, when loaded, of no more than 70,000 pounds, a single axle weight of no more than 24,000 pounds, and a tri-axle weight of no more than 50,000 pounds. Vehicles with five axles having no less than 35 feet of axle space between extreme axles may have a maximum gross weight, when loaded, of no more than 90,000 pounds, a single axle weight of no more than 20,000 pounds, and a tandem axle weight of no more than 40,000 pounds. Vehicles with six axles may have a maximum gross weight, when loaded, of no more than 110,000 pounds, a single axle weight of no more than 24,000 pounds, a tandem axle weight of no more than 44,000 pounds, and a tri-axle weight of no more than 54,500 pounds.

Solid Waste

  • Permit Cost: $130.00 for one year; $260.00 for two years
  • Applies to: Two- and three-axle vehicles used exclusively for hauling solid waste other than hazardous waste. The permit shall not authorize the operation of any vehicle beyond the boundary of the county or city where it is principally garaged or for a distance of more than 25 miles from the place where it is principally garaged, whichever is greater. The permit does not authorize travel on the Federal Interstate system.
  • Weight Restrictions: Two axle vehicles cannot exceed 40,000 pounds gross weight or 20,000 pounds per axle. Three axle vehicles cannot exceed 60,000 pounds gross weight, 40,000 pounds on the tandem axle, or 20,000 pounds on a the single axle.

Specialized Mobile Equipment Well Tender Truck

(Minimum 3 axles)

  • Permit Cost: $130.00 for one year; $260.00 for two years
  • Applies to: Self-propelled mobile vehicles manufactured specifically for the purpose of supporting well-drilling machinery on the job site and whose movement on any highway is incidental to the purpose for which it was designed and manufactured. The permit does not authorize travel on the Federal Interstate system.
  • Weight Restrictions: A gross weight of no more than 64,000 pounds, a single axle weight not to exceed 20,000 pounds, and a tandem axle weight not to exceed 44,000 pounds.

Overweight Permits for Tank Wagons

  • Permit Cost: $130.00 for one year. Permits are valid for one year from the date of issuance.
  • Applies to: For the purposes of this section "Tank wagon" means a straight truck designed or used to carry fuel and having a capacity of less than 6,000 gallons. The permit does not authorize travel on the Federal Interstate system.
  • Weight Restrictions: Two-axle vehicles shall not exceed a gross weight of 40,000 pounds, or 24,000 pounds on a single axle.

Overweight Permits for Underground Pipe Cleaning, Hydroexcavating, and Water Blasting Equipment

  • Permit Cost: $130.00 for one year.
  • Applies to: For the purposes of this section, "underground pipe cleaning equipment" means a self-propelled motor vehicle manufactured for the specific purpose of vacuuming and cleaning underground sanitary and storm pipe. "Hydroexcavating equipment" means a self-propelled motor vehicle manufactured for the specific purpose of digging with water and vacuuming of debris. "Water blasting equipment" means a self-propelled motor vehicle manufactured for the specific purpose of waterblasting flat concrete surfaces and vacuuming spent water for reuse. Permits will be issued for the operation of underground pipe cleaning, hydroexcavating, and water blasting equipment. Such permit shall not designate the route to be traversed nor contain restrictions or conditions not applicable to other vehicles in their general use of the highways. The permit does not authorize travel on the Federal Interstate system.
  • Weight Restrictions: Any vehicle operating under a permit issued pursuant to this section shall have a gross weight of no more than 64,000 pounds, a single axle weight of no more than 20,000 pounds, and a tandem axle weight of no more than 44,000 pounds.