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Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, hauling permit office staff will be working remotely until further notice due to COVID-19. Permit applications can continue to be submitted through our Automated Permit Routing / Analysis System (APRAS). Many permits will continue to be issued automatically by the APRAS system, depending on dimensions, weight, routes, and current restrictions. Permits that do not auto-issue will be processed in the order they are received by date and time the application was submitted from Monday–Friday between the hours of 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Some delays should be expected. The permit office staff is available for general questions, but will not be responding to requests for application status. Updates will be provided on the APRAS log-in page, as they become available.

Due to the closure, walk-in permit customers cannot be accommodated at PennDOT offices. Applicants for *single-trip hauling permits* that do not use APRAS may work with any of the department's permit service partners who can process your application and payment. Since only PennDOT can issue *annual hauling permits,* the expiration date of *annual hauling permits* will be extended by 45 days during this period, if necessary. Please call your local Engineering District permit office for further information.

On April 3, 2020, Pennsylvania issued a weight limit exemption for motor carriers using combination vehicles that are providing direct assistance in transporting selected goods and materials necessary to respond to the COVID-19 virus disaster emergency. Combination vehicles operating in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s March 24, 2020, Expanded Emergency Declaration Under 49 CFR § 390.23, No. 2020-002 may haul divisible load limits equal to or less than 90,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. This applies to both state and local roadways in Pennsylvania.

Hauling Permit Information

Permit Staff Names and Numbers

Holiday Travel Restrictions (PDF)

Permit Fees — Effective July 1, 2019 (PDF)

Permit Service Partners (PDF)

Learn How To Use APRAS

  • Quick Start Guide – PDF that provides a quick overview of navigating APRAS Modernization
  • APRAS FAQ – PDF that covers a wide range of topics / questions the user community may have with APRAS and ESEC
  • Getting Started with APRAS – PDF that provides steps to register a company, delegate administrator, and adding new users
  • Map Routing Tutorial – Video that walks through creating a route using the Map Features
  • Requesting a Permit – Video that walks through entering an application
  • Account Management – Video that walks through Managing your Company's account in ESEC and in APRAS

Application Forms (Oversize/Overweight)

Account Registration Forms

How-To Guides

Hauling Regulations

Pennsylvania Urbanized Area Map and Conditions

Multi-State Permits

Certified Escort Vehicle Operator Program

Miscellaneous Information