The Authority for Municipalities to Enact Regulations for Movement of Oversize / Overweight Loads is granted through R.C.W. 46.44.090
Permits are required when any vehicle, vehicle combination, and/or equipment or machinery being moved exceeds the dimensional and/or weight limits set forth in R.C.W. 46.44.
A City of Tacoma Permit is required only for movements that are point to point within City limits.
State of Washington Oversize Permits are accepted when movement of a load originates or terminates outside City Limits.
Over Dimensional loads are prohibited from moving on City streets during commuter hours.
Commuter hours are 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Maximum Width ......8' 6"
Length.....Single Trailer and Load...53'
Length.....Truck and Trailer.....75'
State Weight Table
Permits will only be issued to transport loads that are non-reducible. A Non-Reducible Load is one that cannot reasonably be reduced or dismantled.
A Superload is defined as a vehicle and / or load over 200,000 pounds gross weight, over 16 feet hight, 16 feet wide, and / or 125 feet trailer load length.
Regulations regarding House Moves are found in Tacoma Municipal Code 9.10.
House Moves and Superloads require prior approval before moving. Approval is obtained by contacting The Commercial Vehicle Division at 253-591-5479 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Include date of move, dimensions and route in your message.
Approval for House Moves and Superloads must be obtained at least 5 working days in advance of the requested move date.
Permits are valid only for the vehicle that they are issued to.
All original and signed permits must be carried in the power unit at all times.WAC 468.38.100.Complete the on-line application and submit electronically.
Oversize Load Permit Application Axle Spacing Report
City of Tacoma Permit Section Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
747 Market St. Room 345 253-591-5479
Tacoma, WA 98402 E-Mail: email@example.com
Phone: 253-591-5030 / Fax: 253-591-5433
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