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Overweight/Overdimensional Permit
Determine if a Permit is Required
    
  • A permit issued to a carrier to allow operation of a vehicle or load that exceeds the statutory limits.
  • Permitted loads must be non-divisible.
  • Permits are issued by the City of Sergeant Bluff for roads within City limits.  Separate permits must be obtained from Iowa DOT for state and highways only or county jurisdictions for travel on other roadways.

Definition of an Indivisible Load

Any load or vehicle exceeding applicable length, height, width or weight limits that if separated into smaller loads or vehicles, would:

     * Compromise the intended use of the vehicle.

     * Destroy the value of the load or vehicle.

     * Require more than eight work hours to dismantle using appropriate equipment.

Legal Dimensions

A permit is typically required if vehicle dimensions exceed:

Width 8 feet 6 inches
Height 13 feet 6 inches
Length 41-foot single vehicle
  53-foot trailer, loaded or empty
  57-foot lowboy trailers used exclusively for the transportation of construction equipment

Weight

A permit is typically required if vehicle gross weight exceeds 80,000 pounds.

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Annual Overweight/Overdimensional Permit

An annual overweight permit is for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight in excess of eighty thousand (80,000) pounds but less than one hundred fifty-six thousand (156,000) pounds and/or in excess of the size limits as provided in Iowa Code Chapter 321, "Size, Weight and Load" up to a maximum of one hundred twenty feet (120') in length or thirteen feet five inches (13'5") in width or fifteen feet five inches (15'5") in height shall pay an annual permit fee of fifteen ($15.00) dollars which will authorize operation on approved routes within the City of Sergeant Bluff for a period of one year from the date issued.  To complete an annual overweight permit click here.

**IMPORTANT**  Applications for permits shall be made more than twenty-four (24) hours in advance of when the permit will be used.   Approval of a permit when requested less than twenty-four (24) hours in advance shall be subject to availability of staff for review and shall require payment of double the permit fee amount provided for herein.

Excessive Overweight Permit

An excessive overweight permit is for vehicles with weight of two hundred (200,000) pounds or more shall pay a single daily use permit fee of seventy ($35.00) dollars which will authorize operation on approved routes within the City of Sergeant Bluff for a specified period of twenty-four (24) hours.  To complete an excessive overweight permit click here.

**IMPORTANT**  Application for permits shall be made more than twenty-four (24) hours in advance of when the permit will be used.  Approval of a permit when requested less than twenty-four (24) hours in advance shall be subject to availability of staff for review and shall require payment of double the permit fee amount provided for herein.

One-Time Overweight Permit

A one-time overweight permit is for vehicles with weight excess of one hundred fifty-six thousand (156,000) pounds but less than two hundred thousand (200,000) pounds shall pay a single daily use permit fee of thirty-five ($70.00) dollars which will authorize operation on approved routes within the City of Sergeant Bluff for a specified period of twenty-four (24) hours.  To complete a one-time overweight permit click here.

**IMPORTANT**  Application for permits shall be made more than twenty-four (24) hours in advance of when the permit will be used.  Approval of a permit when requested less than twenty-four (24) hours in advance shall be subject to availability of staff for review and shall require payment of double the permit fee amount provided for herein.

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The City of Sergeant requires a copy of the State Permit from Iowa DOT as well as a completed City of Sergeant Bluff permit form.  Once completed you may send fax the required documents to (712) 943-2106 or send to Liz Angeles.  Please call City Hall with any questions regarding the
Overweight/Overdimensional Permit at (712) 943-4244.

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Links from Iowa Department of Transportation Website    

Iowa Department of Transportation-Overweight/Oversize Permits
City of Sergeant Bluff Map
Construction and Restriction Information





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