Boards and Committees

Arizona Overdimensional Permit Council

Oversize and Overweight Permits

The Arizona Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Department of Public Safety and the Overdimensional Permit Council, has completed final rulemaking on oversize and overweight special permits. The final rules are effective Sept. 7, 2013.

The Final Rules
  • Promote uniform regulations adopted by the Policy Committee of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO).
  • Codify items an oversize or overweight special permit applicant must provide to the Department at the time of application.
  • Provide further clarification on existing processes for ensuring public safety.
  • Expand the number of routes authorized for continuous travel subject to weekend, holiday and night transport restrictions or allowances.
  • Provide a more complete list of metropolitan routes subject to curfew restrictions.
  • Reduce the number of routes requiring law-enforcement escorts and the number of escort vehicles required for oversize vehicle or load transport on interstate routes.
  • Enable the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to defer law-enforcement escort duties to any uniformed certified law enforcement officer in a fully marked patrol vehicle, if at least one officer is certified for enforcement of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
  • Require that DPS be notified at least 12 hours before transport begins, if law-enforcement escorts are needed.
  • Include corrections to bridge heights, consolidation of route segments, addition of route segments previously omitted and elimination of height, length, and weight restrictions no longer applicable.
  • Identify route segments no longer under the ADOT's jurisdiction.
  • Define additional terms and update several outdated definitions, references and illustrations.
  • Provide calculations applicable to tridem axle group configurations on certain routes.
  • Incorporate organizational changes made within ADOT.
  • Ensure conformity with the rulemaking style and format requirements of the Arizona Administrative Procedure Act, Secretary of State and Governor's Regulatory Review Council.

ADOT's Oversize and Overweight Special Permit rules are now available in Title 17, Arizona Administrative Code, Chapter 6.

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

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.
  • De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.