Section .0600 – Oversize-Overweight Permits

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 19a - transportation/chapter 02 - division of highways/subchapter d/19a ncac 02d .0601.html
Published: 2015

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section .0600 – OVERSIZE-OVERWEIGHT PERMITS

 

19A NCAC 02D .0601       PERMITS-AUTHORITY, APPLICATION AND

ENFORCEMENT

(a)  The Chief Engineer or his designee shall issue

oversize/overweight permits for qualifying vehicles. Irrespective of the route

shown on the permit, a permitted vehicle shall travel an alternate route:

(1)           if directed by a law enforcement officer

with jurisdiction;

(2)           if directed by an official traffic control

device to follow a route to a weighing device; and

(3)           if the specified route on the permit is

detoured by an officially erected highway sign, traffic control devices, or law

enforcement officer, the driver of the permitted vehicle shall contact the

Central Permit Office or the issuing field office for house move permits as

soon as reasonably possible for clearance of route or revision of the permit.

(b)  Prior to application for an oversize or overweight permit,

the vehicle or vehicle combination and the commodity in transport shall be

reduced or loaded to the least practical dimensions and weight.  Application

for permits with the exception of house move permits shall be made to the

Central Permit Office.  Applications for permits shall be submitted in writing

to the Central Permit Office for consideration of approval for moves exceeding:

(1)           a gross weight of 132,000 pounds with the

fee specified in G.S. 20-119(b) at least ten working days prior to the

anticipated date of movement;

(2)           a width of 15' with documentation for

variances at least ten working days prior to the anticipated date of movement

with the exception of a mobile/modular unit with maximum measurements of 16'

wide unit and a 3" gutter edge; a width of 16' 11" with the exception

of house moves is required to be submitted with the fee specified in G.S.

20-119(b) with documentation for variances at least ten working days prior to

the anticipated date of movement; or

(3)           a height of 14 feet at least two working

days prior to the anticipated date of movement.

(c)  Upon completion of an engineering study for moves

exceeding a gross weight of 132,000 pounds, a surety bond to cover potential

damage to highways and bridge structures shall be required for overweight

permits if the engineering study shows potential for damage to highways and

bridge structures along the particular route of the requested permit.

(d)  The North Carolina licensed mobile or modular home

retail dealer shall maintain records of all mobile or modular units moved by

authority of an annual permit for a minimum of four years from the date of

movement. The records shall be available for inspection and audit by officers

of the Division of Motor Vehicles.  Monthly reports shall be submitted by the

dealer to the Central Permit Office on a form furnished by the Department of

Transportation. Failure to comply with any requirement may be grounds for

denying, suspending, or revoking Manufacturer's License, Dealer's License, or

both issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles as specified in Chapter 20 of the

Motor Vehicle Law, Title 19A NCAC 03D .0219, or North Carolina oversize or

overweight permit privileges.

(e)  Law enforcement officers may perform on-site

inspections of mobile or modular homes ready for shipment at the point of

manufacture or at the dealer lot for compliance with Chapter 20 of the General

Statutes, dealer and manufacturer regulations, permit regulations, and policy.

Notification of violations shall be submitted by enforcement personnel to the

Central Permit Office.

(f)  The penalties provided in this Rule are in addition to

the penalties provided for in Chapter 20 of the North Carolina General

Statutes.

(g)  Permits may be declared void by the Chief Engineer or

his designee upon determination that such overdimension/overweight permit was

being used in violation of the General Statutes of North Carolina, Permit Rules

or restrictions stated on the permit.

(h)  Permits may also be denied, revoked or declared invalid

as stated in Rule .0633 of this Section.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20-119; 136-18(5);

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1993; October 1, 1991;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 10, 2002; October 1,

2000;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2012; April 1, 2009; August 1,

2002.