| Commercial Vehicle Enforcement |
Frequently Asked Questions
| 1) What is continuous travel? |
Continuous travel means to operate a vehicle continuously throughout any 24 hour period. These vehicles must abide by the curfew around the large metropolitan areas.
| 2) Can I travel on Saturday until Noon? |
Continuous travel vehicles and loads may move on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Vehicles with the Sunrise to Sunset restriction travel can only move Monday through Friday, no weekend travel.
| 3) With an overweight permit, how much weight can I carry on a tri, quad, or tandem? |
Arizona uses the Federal bridge formula (see chart in Admin rules R17-6-411 Table 3, Illustration 3) to determine axle weights for overweight vehicles. You will need to know the spacing between each axle, the axle width, amount of tires per axle, and the width of tires.
| 4) What are the permit fees? |
Single trip permits are issued for 96 hours/4 days, or upon exit from state (whichever comes first). A Registration permit is $1.00 per axle per 50 miles traveled. Motor Carrier fees are $48.00 per trip for over 50 miles, and $12.00 per trip of 50 miles or less. The fee for Use Fuel is $65.00 per trip for over 50 miles traveled, and $16.00 per trip for 50 miles or less. A Class A overdimensional permit is $15.00, and a Class A overweight permit is $75.00.
| 5) Can we purchase permits over the phone? |
No, permit applications may not be accepted over the phone. You must purchase them at a Port of Entry, through a permit service, or in person at the Commercial Permits office.
| 6) Where do I obtain a USDOT number? |
Visit the US Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website.
| 7) I was told to call Arizona Commercial Permits for City of Phoenix routing information. |
Commercial Permits has jurisdiction only for state and federal highways. For Phoenix/Tucson streets and county highways see Routing Contacts.
| 8) Where is Arizona Commercial Permits located? Is there an office closer to me? |
Commercial Permits office is located at 1225 N 25th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009. There are several ways to obtain a permit from the State of Arizona, you may use a national permit service, obtain permits at a Port of Entry upon entering Arizona, or in person at our office at the address above.
| 9) What are Arizona Commercial Permits hours? |
Commercial Permits hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday except for state holidays. The Ports of Entry hours vary. Please contact them directly. See Port and Commercial Permit Locations.
| 10) Do I need a 504 Tax Clearance or Bill of Lading to pull a mobile home? |
To move a used mobile home originating in Arizona, a 504 Tax Clearance (Ad Valorem) must be obtained from the county assessor in which the mobile home is located. When a new home is moved from the factory or dealer lot, a bill of lading will be allowed to make this move. Mobile homes originating from out of state are not governed by this restriction.
Only Arizona Transporter plates are recognized for the movement of the mobile home. If the transporter does not have Arizona Transporter plates for the home, a 30 Day General Use Registration must be purchased to make this move. The cost of this permit is $15.00.
| 11) Who can I contact to get an annual inspection? |
Contact our Commercial Permits office.
| 12) What is the phone number for emissions? |
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for the emission testing program and laws. For more information contact the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality toll free 877-692-9227 (877-myazcar) or www.myazcar.com.
| 13) Where can I get a California Permit? Does Arizona Commercial Permits issue them?
For California trip permits, contact the California Department of Motor Vehicles at 916-657-7971; or they can be obtained at truck stops outside of California.
For California oversize or overweight permits, contact the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS), at 916-322-1297.
Arizona Commercial Permits does not issue California permits.
For more information on California requirements, visit their Transportation Permits Office website.
| 14) Where can I get a copy of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations? |
Arizona Motor Transport Association (602) 252-7559 or visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website.
| 15) Which holidays restrict movement for Oversize/Overweight loads? |
Per Admin Rule, R-17-4-412: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If the above holiday falls on a Monday, the movement must stop before noon the Friday preceding the national holiday.
| 16) What is a Commercial Motor Vehicle? |
See our Commercial Motor Vehicle Information page.