On state highways, unless otherwise stated, permits will not be issued for the movement of loads in excess of one hundred eight thousand (108,000) pounds, or over twelve feet (12’0”) wide or over one hundred feet (100’) long on any Saturday, Sunday, or on the following legal holidays as observed in the State of Vermont:
The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, or his/her representative, upon application, may issue annually to dealers in farm tractors or other farm implements, over width permits to transport or draw upon a highway such farm implements as are incidental to the conduct of such business.
For the purpose of these permits, an emergency is defined as follows:
"A calamity, existing or imminent, which requires immediate remedial action to protect life, property and the environment". The fact a contractor or mover is being delayed in the execution of a job or contract or has a crew waiting for a piece of equipment is not sufficient justification for an emergency permit.
While inspecting commercial vehicles for safety compliance, many of Vermont’s motor carrier enforcement professionals also weigh them in an effort to help protect our transportation infrastructure. Using weigh in motion and portable scales, commercial vehicles are screened and weighed to ensure compliance with Vermont’s weight laws.
Special Hauling Permit Information
Rules and Instructions Governing Overweight and Over Dimension Vehicle Permits.
A Blanket Permit is the written authorization granted by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles for the movement of a vehicle or combination vehicle and its non-divisible load with prescribed limits of size and/or weight over State/Interstate highways.