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virginia hauling permits

When is a Hauling Permit Required?

If your vehicle configuration is reduced to its smallest dimensions possible and still exceeds the maximum legal limitations identified below, you must obtain a hauling permit prior to traveling over Virginia’s highways. Please refer to the Virginia Hauling Permits price list for a description of the hauling permit types and pricing.


13' 6"


8' 6"


40' – Motorized Vehicle

(other than Buses or Motor Homes)

48' – Trailer

(53′ trailers allowed on interstate system)

65' – Vehicle/Trailer Combination


4′ – Rear | 3′ – Front


20,000 – Single Axle

34,000 – Tandem Axle

Legal Limit Weight Allowances – Gross/Axle Group Weight

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