Transportation/Oversized Load Permit
Moving vehicles, small structures, materials, and/or mobile homes where the size and/or weight exceed the maximum standards applicable through state law require a transportation permit
Permit may be printed from the web, completed in full by the applicant, and faxed to the Engineering Division at: 218/730-5907 (Permit)
Please read the attached letter dated January 9, 2012. Note the second paragragh pertaining to Aerial Life Bridge which will now incorporate a fracture-critical bridge surcharge. [click here for letter]
Aerial Bridge Crossing
Fracture-critical surcharge: $300 minimum plus $150 per hour for any review greater than two hours.
Call the Engineering Division at 218\730-5200 well in advance of the proposed trip to allow for permit review.
Fees: $30.00 single movement $100.00 seasonal
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the St. Louis County Public Works Department must approve state highways and county routes respectively:
Acceptable height: 13' 6"
Items being transported exceeding these dimensions will require a transportation permit (link to permit).
Examples of, but not limited to, requiring a transportation permit:
Examples of, but not limited to, NOT requiring a transportation permit (remaining within the weight maximums):
IF an 8.5' x 12'x16' shed is positioned on the trailer so no portion of it overhangs the maximum allowance of 8' 6", a transportation permit may not be required.
Oversized transports moving through Duluth on state/county highways, a transportation permit may not be required.
Any load with a width that crosses the center line or another driving lane in the same direction.
Loads wider than 14' 6".
City of Duluth Police Department may able to provide an escort depending upon availability of personnel; fees may be charged. Contact Police Traffic at: 218/730-5030
Carrier's Additional Responsibilities
Review the Duluth Truck Routing map.
Carrier must determine if vehicle is able to maneuver sharp turns on approved route.
Aerial bridge travel: call Engineering Division at 218/730-5200.
Other bridge clearances
Mobile Home Movers
Dealers with a state license are exempt from the transportation permit.
Private parties moving a used mobile home under 16'x20' are required to secure a transportation permit.
Originates in Building Safety
Movers without a state license must secure a transportation permit and may only move a structure less than 16'x20'.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the St. Louis County Public Works Department must approve state highways and county routes respectively.
For St. Louis County: call 218-625-3830 or go to http://stlouiscountymn.gov/GOVERNMENT/Permits/MovingPermits.aspx