section .0600 – OVERSIZE-OVERWEIGHT PERMITS
19A NCAC 02D .0601 PERMITS-AUTHORITY, APPLICATION AND
(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
(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
(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,
Amended Eff. December 1, 2012; April 1, 2009; August 1,