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Arizona Overdimensional Permit Council

Oversize and Overweight Permits

An Overdimensional Permit Council meeting was held in public at the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Auditorium, 206 S. 17th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85007, on December 14, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. MST. Please review the following links for more information:

ODPC Meeting Notice

ODPC Meeting Agenda

ODPC Meeting Minutes 12/14/2016 (Draft)

ADOT's current Oversize and Overweight Special Permit rules are available in Title 17, Arizona Administrative Code, Chapter 6. Since publication of the final rules on August 16, 2013, industry representatives have requested that the Department further clarify the rules by making minor technical corrections that may provide additional regulatory relief for some of the industry and ensure the rules are more clear, concise, and understandable.

The Department has filed a Notice of Rulemaking Docket Opening at 22 A.A.R. 3140, November 4, 2016, and prepared the following draft rules for ODPC review:

ADOT’s Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Rule amendments, technical corrections, and clarifying changes considered by the Department, include:

  • Removing the outdated address from the definition of “Arizona Port of Entry and Commercial Permits Office”;
  • Adding a 30-day Class D special permit option for self-propelled mobile cranes, drilling rigs, and similar specialty equipment;
  • Providing clearer references to the thresholds at which a vehicle or a self-propelled mobile crane, drilling rig, or similar specialty equipment becomes subject to the metropolitan curfew transport allowance and restrictions provided under R17-6-404;
  • Adding a special continuous travel allowance to accommodate self-propelled mobile cranes, drilling rigs, or similar specialty equipment traveling under a class D special permit at no more than 11’ in width, 14’ 6” in height, 10’ in length of front overhang, and 10’ in length of rear overhang;
  • Adding a 30-day option for a Class B - Type R special permit for the commercial movement of recreational vehicles wider than 8’ 6” in conformance with legislative changes provided by Laws 2014, Ch. 60 (HB2430);
  • Updating R17-6-102, Table 1, Threshold Dimensions, to reflect the new legal thresholds provided under the federal ‘‘Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act’’ or “FAST Act” (Caution, 490 page document) and Laws 2016, Ch. 52 (HB2251);
  • Eliminating R17-6-212, Table 6, since tridem axle group configurations are now allowed on all routes under the jurisdiction of the Department, unless restricted under R17-6-412, Table 4;
  • Repealing the existing R17-6-212, Table 7, Maximum Permitted Weight Computations: Tridem Axle Group Configurations and providing a new expanded version as R17-6-212, Table 6, which now contains the maximum weights permitted within an allowable 8 foot to 14 foot distance between the center of the first axle and the center of the third axle of any tridem axle group up to a maximum of 63,000 pounds per tridem axle group;
  • Consolidating the gross weight categories permitted for reducible vehicle and load combinations traveling under a Class E special permit in conformance with legislative changes provided by Laws 2014, Ch. 60 (HB2430);
  • Clarifying that the Class E special permit currently issued by the Department under A.R.S. § 28-1103(A) for transporting a long single-trailer combination with a reducible load on Interstate 15 may also be issued to include other highways under the jurisdiction of the Department as listed under R17-6-206, Table 2;
  • Making technical and conforming changes required under the Western Regional Agreement to promote uniform laws and regulations adopted by the Policy Committee of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) in June 2004, updated March 2009, for governing truck size and weight configurations throughout the Western Region of the United States;
  • Providing illustrations of the warning flag configurations and safety lighting device requirements for vehicles or loads extending more than four feet beyond the front of a vehicle;
  • Adding a reference to the general highway operations requirements under R17-6-401 to remind permittees and drivers issued a multiple trip oversize or overweight special permit or envelope permit to access and review the most current information on highway-specific restrictions, requirements, conditions, and allowances indicated on the Department’s web site prior to commencing transport, as currently required under R17-6-412;
  • Clarifying that the general term “houseboat,” as used under A.R.S. § 28-1144(B), and R17-6-506, encompasses all large non-specific and non-reducible watercraft models transported by the envelope permit holder, including a yacht;
  • Updating the weight Tables used for maximizing the amount of weight allowed when using wider tires on axle group configurations with two or more axles;
  • Updating the bridge height restrictions and allowances in Table 4 and expanding the number of routes that can now accommodate vehicle combinations with tridem axle group configurations; and
  • Removing all curfew routes and restrictions from the Yuma metropolitan area.
Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Notices


Meeting Date Meeting Information
June 4 Agenda | Minutes | Notice


Meeting Date Meeting Information
June 12 Agenda | Minutes | Notice
Dec. 11 Agenda | Minutes | Notice


Meeting Date Meeting Information
Oct. 13 Notice (Canceled)
Sept. 11 Agenda | Minutes | Notice
April 6 Agenda | Minutes
Jan. 25 Agenda | Minutes
Jan. 20 Agenda | Minutes | Notice


Meeting Date Meeting Information
Oct. 20 Agenda | Minutes | Notice
Sept. 15 Agenda | Minutes | Notice
July 19 Agenda | Minutes | Notice

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