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Over-dimensional Vehicle Permits

WHEN ARE OVERSIZED OR OVERWEIGHT VEHICLE PERMITS REQUIRED?

photo of an over dimensional truck

Over Dimensional Vehicle (ODV): All non-reducible (non-divisible) vehicle combinations or loads that:

  • Exceed 80,000 pounds gross weight; or
  • Exceed 8 feet, 6 inches in width; or
  • Exceed 14 feet in height; or
  • Exceed 10 feet of front or rear overhang; or
  • Exceed 70 feet in length.

Contact the NDOT ODV Permits Office for ODV permitting. See below.

Shorter Overweight Vehicle (SOV): All reducible (divisible) vehicle combinations or loads that:

  • Qualify as a "commodity" (see NAC 484.464 );and
  • Exceed 80,000 pounds gross weight and do not exceed 70 feet in length; or
  • Do not qualify for Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) permits (see NRS 484.739.9(c) ).

Contact the NDOT ODV Permits Office for ODV permitting. See below.

Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV): All reducible (divisible) vehicle combinations or loads that:

  • Exceed 70 feet in length.

Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles (Motor Carrier Division) for LCV permitting, as well as for truck registration and special fuel tax requirements.

General Permit Information

NDOT CARSON CITY OVER DIMENSIONAL VEHICLE (ODV) PERMITS OFFICE

Telephone Requests: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Office Hours: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

1263 South Stewart Street, Room 102
Carson City, NV 89712

(800) 552-2127
(775) 888-7410
(775) 888-7103 (Fax)
OverDimensionalPermitsOffice@dot.state.nv.us (Inquiries only; no permits)

Office Holidays

  • January 1 (New Year’s Day)
  • Third Monday in January (M. L. King’s Birthday)
  • Third Monday in February (Washington’s Birthday)
  • Last Monday in May (Memorial Day)
  • July 4 (Independence Day)
  • First Monday in September (Labor Day)
  • Last Friday in October (Nevada Day)
  • November 11 (Veteran’s Day)
  • Fourth Thursday and Friday in November (Thanksgiving Day and Family Day)
  • December 25 (Christmas Day)

Note: These dates are not to be confused with the holiday hour restrictions that apply to permit holders. See Holiday Restrictions for ODVs

 

 Annual ODV Permits - Fee $60

(maximum allowable dimensions shown)
  Weekdays during Hours
of Daylight (#1)
Weekend Hours (#2),
Holiday Hours (#3) &
Hours of Darkness (#4)
Width (#10) 14' 12'
Height 15' 15'
Length (#5 & #10) 110’ 110’
Overhang (#6) 25' 15'
Weight (#7) Green Green

 

  • Valid for one year from date of issue.
  • NDOT’s goal is to provide 30-day service on annual permit requests whether first-time or renewal. Permittee may apply via fax or at the office.
  • NDOT highly recommends that permittees plan at least 30 days in advance of any desired movement or lapse of any existing annual permit.
  • Manufactured and Mobile Homes are permitted in accordance with NAC 484.525 (2b), NRS 484.762 and NRS 484.7625.
  • Annual Permits Application Form 
 
  • Note #1: Hours of Daylight are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.
  • Note #2: Weekend Hours are from one-half hour after sunset on a Friday until one-half hour before sunrise on the immediately following Monday.
  • Note #3: See Holiday Restrictions for ODVs.
  • Note #4: Hours of Darkness are one-half hour after sunset until one-half hour before sunrise.
  • Note #5: Up to 120’ with some steerable trailers.
  • Note #6: Overhang is any portion of the load that extends beyond the front edge of the truck or truck-tractor or beyond the rear edge of the truck or trailer. Unless otherwise specified, overhang is the sum of both the front and rear overhang.
  • Note #7: Purple Weight in select cases.
  • Note #10: Vehicles exceeding 8’, 6” wide or 70’ long are prohibited on some roads or may require pilot cars. See NDOT Over Dimensional Vehicle Permits Letter of Instruction 3-10 : Prohibited Routes for Over-Width and Over-Length Vehicles. 

Five-Day ODV Permits – Fee $25

(maximum allowable dimensions shown)
  Weekdays during Hours of Daylight (#1) Weekend Hours (#2) during Hours of Daylight (#1) Holiday Hours (#3) & Hours of Darkness (#4) Weekend Hours (#2) on I15 and I80 (#8)>
Width (#10) 17' (#9) 14' 12' 12'
Height 19' (#9) 15' 15' 15'
Length (#10) 110’ (#9) 110’ (#5) 110’ (#5) 110’
Overhang (#6) 25' (#9) 15' 15' 15'
Weight Purple Purple Purple Purple

 

  • NDOT’s goal is to provide next day service on Five-Day permit requests, but the permittee must apply one business day prior to any desired movement, either by telephone before 4:00 PM or at the office before 4:15 PM. Permittees are limited to five permit requests per telephone call after 3:00 PM.
  • Due to the unpredictable volume of requests on any given day, and to ensure a permit is issued on time, NDOT highly recommends that permittees apply at least two (2) business days in advance of any desired movement date.
  • Manufactured and Mobile Homes are permitted in accordance with NAC 484.525 (2b), NRS 484.762 and NRS 484.7625.
  • Valid for five consecutive calendar days or five consecutive business days, over a permitted series of interconnected/contiguous routes, that may include dead-end, laden and/or unladen legs.
  • During the permitted timeframe, repeated movement is authorized in either direction on the permitted routes unless specifically restricted by the permit, by regulation, or by other rule.
  • Only one load authorized per permit.
 
  • Note #1: Hours of Daylight are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset.
  • Note #2: Weekend Hours are from one-half hour after sunset on a Friday until one-half hour before sunrise on the immediately following Monday.
  • Note #3: See Holiday Restrictions for ODVs.
  • Note #4: Hours of Darkness are one-half hour after sunset until one-half hour before sunrise.
  • Note #5: Up to 120’ with some steerable trailers.
  • Note #6: Overhang is any portion of the load that extends beyond the front edge of the truck or truck-tractor or beyond the rear edge of the truck or trailer. Unless otherwise specified, overhang is the sum of both the front and rear overhang.
  • Note #8: These restrictions apply during all weekend hours on I80 between Sparks (Exit 21) and the CA/NV state line, and on I15 between Las Vegas (Exit 33) and the CA/NV state line. 110’ maximum length regardless of steerable trailer.
  • Note #9: If exceeding these dimensions, call for special instructions. A Five-Day Permit may be authorized in some situations, however processing may require additional business days.
  • Note #10: Vehicles exceeding 8’, 6” wide or 70’ long are prohibited on some roads or may require pilot cars. See NDOT Over Dimensional Vehicle Permits Letter of Instruction 3-10 : Prohibited Routes for Over-Width and Over-Length Vehicles.
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Special Purpose ODV or Super Load ODV Permits

(Dimensions Exceeding those permissible with an Annual or Five-Day Permit)

  • Permits are considered on a case-by-case basis for exceptionally large or heavy vehicle combinations or loads.
  • See NDOT Instruction 6-07 for details and exceptions.
  • Must apply at least 30 days in advance by telephone, at the office, or in writing.
  • Typically valid for five days – one trip only.
  • Fees start at $25. Additional coordination within NDOT and with other agencies is normally required in these cases, and additional costs may be incurred and billed to the permittee.
 

 

Holiday Restrictions for ODVs

  • January 1 (New Year’s Day)
  • Last Monday in May (Memorial Day)
  • July 4 (Independence Day)
  • First Monday in September (Labor Day)
  • Fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving Day)
  • December 25 (Christmas Day)

Note: The holiday hour restrictions as described in the above charts are in effect only during hours of high traffic volume associated with these specific holidays. The actual restricted timeframes may or may not be on the observed holiday. The chart below describes when the holiday hours, weekend hours, and hours of darkness restrictions are in effect when the observed holiday falls on different days of the week. Other common state and federal holidays are intentionally not included in this list and therefore holiday hour restrictions do not apply to them, though the normal restrictions for weekend hours and hours of darkness do apply. These restrictions correspond to WASHTO guidelines.

 

Applicable Restrictions for
3-day Holiday Weekend (Saturday thru Monday)
 
Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
(Observed Holiday)
Holiday Hours
(Noon to Midnight)
Weekend Hours +
Hours of Darkness
Weekend Hours +
Hours of Darkness
Holiday Hours
(Noon to Midnight)
Applicable Restrictions for
3-day Holiday Weekend (Friday thru Sunday)
 
Thursday Friday
(Observed Holiday)
Saturday Sunday
Hours of Darkness +
Holiday Hours
(Noon to Midnight)
Weekend Hours +
Hours of Darkness
Weekend Hours +
Hours of Darkness
Hours of Darkness +
Holiday Hours
(Noon to Midnight)

 

Applicable Restrictions for
4-day Thanksgiving Weekend

Wednesday Thursday
(Observed Holiday)
Friday Saturday Sunday
Hours of Darkness +
Holiday Hours
(Noon to Midnight)
Hours of Darkness Weekend Hours +
Hours of Darkness
Weekend Hours +
Hours of Darkness
Hours of Darkness +
Holiday Hours
(Noon to Midnight)

Applicable Restrictions for
Mid-week Holiday

(Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday)
Tuesday
(Observed Holiday)
Wednesday
(Observed Holiday)
Thursday
(Observed Holiday)
Hours of Darkness +
Holiday Hours
(6 AM - 9 PM)
Hours of Darkness +
Holiday Hours
(6 AM - 9 PM)
Hours of Darkness +
Holiday Hours
(6 AM - 9 PM)
  • Note #2: Weekend Hours are from one-half hour after sunset on a Friday until one-half hour before sunrise on the immediately following Monday.
  • Note #4: Hours of Darkness are one-half hour after sunset until one-half hour before sunrise.

Pilot Car Requirements for ODVs

Width (#10) Exceeds 12'
(on 2 and 3 lane roads)
Front
Exceeds 14'
(on 2 and 3 lane roads)
Front and Rear
Exceeds 14'
(on 4 or more lane roads)
Rear
Exceeds 16'
(on 4 or more lane roads)
Front and Rear
Height Exceeds 15'6'' Front
with clearance pole
Length (#5 & #10)  Exceeds 110' Rear
Overhang (#6) Exceeds 25' in front Front
Exceeds 25' in rear Rear
  • Note #5: Up to 120’ with some steerable trailers.
  • Note #6: Overhang is any portion of the load that extends beyond the front edge of the truck or truck-tractor or beyond the rear edge of the truck or trailer. Unless otherwise specified, overhang is the sum of both the front and rear overhang.
  • Note #10: Vehicles exceeding 8’, 6” wide or 70’ long are prohibited on some roads or may require pilot cars. See NDOT Over Dimensional Vehicle Permits Letter of Instruction 3-10 : Prohibited Routes for Over-Width and Over-Length Vehicles.

Western Regional Permits for ODVs

Permittable Weights & Lengths for SOVs, LCVs and Reducible Loads

Hazardous Material or Amber Light Permits