(a)  Permits may be issued for movements of loads which cannot be reasonably divided, dismantled or disassembled, or so loaded to meet legal requirements.  Permits are issued on authorized forms with appropriate designation for qualifying moves on the most direct route of travel to the destination after consideration of vertical clearances, work zones, and other factors to ensure safe movement.  A permit issued by the Department is not valid for travel over municipal streets (defined as streets or highways not maintained by the State of North Carolina).

(b)  Single trip permits may include a return trip to origin if requested at the time of original issuance and the return trip can be made within the validation of such permit.  No single trip permit request shall be issued for a time period to exceed 30 days.  Annual permits (blanket) are valid 12 months from the effective date of the permit.

(c)  The Department of Transportation shall collect a fee as specified in G.S. 20‑119(b).  Only cash, certified check, money order, company check, or credit card shall be accepted.  No personal checks shall be accepted.  The Department shall bill permittees with established credit accounts monthly for permits issued for the previous month.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑119; 136‑18(5);

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff.  December 29, 1993; October 1, 1991; April 1, 1984; April 11, 1980;

Filed as a Temporary Rule Eff. October 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002.