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.