State offices will be closed on May 13, 2014 for Primary Election Day. Travel is not restricted on this holiday.
State offices will be closed on May 26, 2014 for Memorial Day. No oversize and/or overweight travel will be permitted from sunset Friday, May 23, 2014 through sunrise Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2014
The Commissioner of Highways has increased the overall legal length limit on county routes to 70' (as it is and has been on US and WV routes).
MAJOR CHANGES COMING TO BLANKET (ANNUAL) PERMIT COMING
Effective April 15, 2014, all new blanket permits will be truck specific and will be available for self-issue through http://wv.gotpermits.com and www.gotpermits.com. Please click here to learn more. Blanket permits issued before April 15, 2014 will be honored and enforced under the old rules until they expire.
ATTENTION ALL BLANKET PERMIT HOLDERS
It has come to our attention that some of the Oversize/Overweight Blanket Permits recently issued by our Central Permit Office have incorrect limits listed for axle weights allowable under the Blanket Permit. This is a software issue and our software contractor expects to have this corrected shortly. In the meanwhile, click on this link to download and print out an official letter that you can carry with your Oversize/Overweight Blanket Permits:
BLANKET PERMIT AXLE WEIGHT LIMITS.
LOW IMPACT MONITORING:
If a permit is approved at low-impact, we will notify the applicant and, at the applicant's request, we will issue the permit with the bridges to be low-impacted and their locations and the required speed listed; there will also be a phone number on the permit to call and schedule the monitors. Please read all instructions carefully and note that, if low-impact is required, this is a condition of the permit - you will be in violation if you attempt to make the move without a monitor. Please note that the Monitoring Scheduling Office will try to accomodate scheduling after 2:00 p.m. up to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and also weekend monitoring, subject to availibility of monitors.
Effective Friday June 14, 2013, all permits must be applied for through either www.wv.gotpermits.com (for trips entirely within West Virginia) or www.gotpermits.com (for multi-state permits). There will be no convenience fee charged for using http://wv.gotpermits.com. There will still be a small convenience fee charged for using www.gotpermits.com. Both sites will accept major credit cards for payment, or an escrow account may be established with Bentley Systems for payment. Both sites are self-issue sites. You must select your routes and run an analysis; if the analysis passes, you may self-issue the permit. Many moderately oversize/overweight trips over major routes may be self-issued, in which case the permit can be printed out on your printer and used immediately. If the analysis does not pass, or if all of the desired routes are not available for you to select, the application may be submitted for Permit Office review.
If you don’t have the resources or the inclination to use www.GotPermits.com or http://wv.gotpermits.com (the new site), there are a number of commercial permit services that will try to self-issue your permits for you through one of these sites. Following, is a list of permit services that responded to a survey indicating that they will use www.GotPermits.com for their customers. Please note: this is almost certainly not a complete list. If you represent a permit service that will use www.GotPermits.com or http://wv.gotpermits.com (the new site) and want to be included in this list, please send an email to email@example.com.
|Across America Trucking Services
|Bud's National Permit Service Inc.
|Coast to Coast Trucking Permits, LLC
|Continental Transportation Services, Inc
|Ernie's Permit Service
|High Wide & Heavy Oversize
|Jet Permit Ltd.
|Maryland Permit Service
|NES (Nationwide Express Services)
|Nova Permits and Pilot Cars
|Rite-Way Transportation Services, LLC
|River City Permits, LLC
|Specialized Permit Service
|T-Chek Systems, Inc.
|Transport Permits Ltd
|West Chester Permit, LLC
Before ordering permits, you can save time by reviewing Weight and Clearance Restrictions 2014.pdf
, to make sure that you select viable routes on your applications.
You should also check our Construction List. This document is update each time a construction restriction is added or removed.
PERMITS MUST BE ORDERED ON THE PROPER APPLICATION. ANYTHING MORE THAN 120,000 LBS. GVW OR MORE THAN 16' WIDE IS A SUPERLOAD AND MUST BE ORDERED AS A SUPERLOAD - ORDERING A SUPERLOAD ON A REGULAR SINGLE TRIP APPLICATION WILL RESULT IN A LONGER PROCESSING TIME.
PERMIT CANCELLATION FEE
We may, at our discretion, charge $20 for all superload applications that are not activated (resulting in permits) within 30 days of the analysis. In other words, we will keep all Superload applications for 30 days, after which (if you do not request permits to be issued for these applications) we may charge you $20 per application. This does not apply to applications that are denied by District Bridge Department personnel. It also does not apply to applications that you cancel (by faxing us a cancellation notice) before the application is opened by one of our staff and the analysis is run. Furthermore, you must keep track of your own applications. We will not honor requests from you to count applications submitted but not activated - this is your responsibility.
NEW WEEKEND TRAVEL RULES
We will now grant weekend travel when requested for anything not over 14' wide, unless on the West Virginia Turnpike or requiring low impact. Weekend travel on the West Virginia Turnpike may be requested and will be considered using the same criteria as we have always used.
For travel restrictions, please click on:
HIGH TRAVEL DAYS 2014.pdf General Information
SELECTED ROUTES/WEIGHT AND SIZE RESTRICTIONS FOR OS/OW BLANKET PERMITS
SELECTED ROUTES/WEIGHT AND SIZE RESTRICTIONS FOR SEAGOING CONTAINERIZED CARGO BLANKET PERMITS
Permit Information -- Updated 4/11/2014: This link will take you to information about legal limits in West Virginia, descriptions of all of the different kinds of hauling permits we issue, escort requirements, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wayne Kessinger, Permit Section Administrator
Building Five, Room 356
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston WV, 25305-0430
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for General Information or Questions About Hauling Permits