Requesting a special hauling permit

When your commercial truck exceeds certain restrictions, you can request a special hauling permit.

MassDOT Permits Office

Phone

Open M-F 7am-4pm

The Details

What you need

You may need a special hauling permit depending on the size of your truck and its load. If your vehicle falls under these restrictions, then your permit will not require a fee:

  • 12' 0" Wide Load Banner & Flags (see Additional Requirements below)
  • 13' 6" Height
  • 99,000 lbs. Max
  • 100' Long (Up to 80' long no escort is needed, see Additional Requirements below)

If your vehicle exceeds the above restrictions, it may also require a police escort.

If your vehicle exceeds any of these restrictions, you will have to pay a fee.

  • Requirements for vehicles over 80' long:
    • One private escort is required for vehicles from 80'1" to 85'
    • Two private escorts are required for vehicles from 85'1" to 100'
  • Requirements for vehicles traveling in the tunnels:
    • Wide Loads from 8'6" to 12' must have private escort(s)

Fees

Name Fee Unit
Special Hauling Permit (Within Restrictions) $0 each
Special Hauling Permit (Exceeds Restrictions) $350 each

How to request

To request a permit by mail please fill out the Special Hauling Permit below. You may also need to fill out a Reducible Load Permit. Once the applicable forms are completely filled out, mail them to:

Department of Transportation

668 South Avenue

Weston, MA 02493

Attn: Permit Department

If your truck exceeds the above restrictions, you must also include a check payable to MassDOT along with your applications for the total fee amount.

To request your permit by fax please fill out the Special Hauling Permit below. You may also need to fill out a Reducible Load Permit. Once the applicable forms are completely filled out, fax them to (781) 431-5014. 

Your truck must meet the above restrictions if you are requesting a permit by fax. If your truck exceeds them, you will need to submit your request by mail or in person due to the fee that is required.

 

To request a permit in person, please fill out the Special Hauling Permit below. You may also need to fill out a Reducible Load Permit. Once the applicable forms are completely filled out deliver them in person to:

Department of Transportation

668 South Avenue

Weston, MA 02493

If your truck exceeds the above restrictions, you must also include a check payable to MassDOT along with your applications for the total fee amount.

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Contact

Address

668 South Avenue, Weston, MA 02493

Phone

Open M-F 7am-4pm

Fax

(781) 431-5014

Address

10 Park Plaza, Suite 4160, Boston, MA 02116

Phone

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