Minnesota

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DOT Office

395 John Ireland Blvd
Ms 420
St Paul, MN 55155

Permit Office

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Central Time

651-296-6000

651-215-9677

Permit Validity

7 Consecutive Days

Transportation Restrictions

The Twin Cities metro area rush hour restriction periods are 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM If vehicle or load is over 12’6” wide, 14’ high, or 95’ long, transport restricted during the rush hour period.  The Twin Cities metropolitan area covers all of Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties and portions of Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Isanti, Le Sueur, Mille Lacs, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, and Wright counties.

The Duluth metro area rush hour restriction periods are 7:00 AM-8:30 AM and 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

During rush hour period, all over-legal loads prohibited on MN244 between Washington CR12 in Mahtomedi and MN96 in Dellwood

Rush hour restrictions apply to weekdays only.

Movement not authorized while the roads are slippery due to ice, moderate or heavy snow or rain, or when visibility is less than 500’, or when winds or gusts are strong enough that the vehicle cannot stay within its travel lane.

The following holidays are restricted: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Travel restrictions begin at 2PM the day before the holiday and end at 2 AM the day after the holiday.

Travel is restricted from 2 AM Friday until 2 PM Saturday and from 2 AM Sunday to 2 PM Monday for the Fishing Opener.

Operating Time

24/7 Unless Otherwise Noted on Permit

Weekend Travel

Travel allowed Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise noted on the permit

Transportation Requirements

Provision Regulations

Superloads

Anything over routine issue dimensions or anything that is extremely long requires special route approval from the DOT.

Oversize Load Signs

“Oversize Load” signs required for any transport over 12’ wide or 95’ long.

Flags/Lights

Flashing Warning lights required when load width exceeds 12’ (10’ at night) and when combination length exceeds 95’

18 inch red, yellow, or orange warning flags must be displayed or when a vehicle or its load exceeds 9 feet in width, 75 feet in length, or has 3’ front or 4’ rear overhang.

Routine Issues

Component Restriction
Single Axle 20,000 lbs.
Tandem Group 40,000 lbs.
Tridem Group 60,000 lbs.
Quad Group 72,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - 5 Axles 92,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - 6 Axles 112,000 lbs.
Gross Weight - 7 Axles 132,000 Lbs. (2 Tridems), 124,000 Lbs. (1 Tandem & 1 Quad)
Gross Weight - 8 Axles 144,000 lbs.
Width 16'
Height 15'6"
Length 110'

Escort Requirements

Dimension Requirement
Width Over 10'-14'6" 2 (Front & Rear) at Night
Width Over 14'6"-16' 1 Rear on Divided Highways
Width Over 16' 2 (Front & Rear)
Length Over 110'-150' 1 Rear on Divided Hightways
Length Over 110'-125' 1 Rear on Non-divided Highways
Length Over 125'-150' 2 (Front & Rear) on Non-Divided Highways
Length Over 150'-180' 2 (Front & Rear) on Divided Highways

We are committed to providing expert-level guidance to truckers, transport agencies, and those seeking to secure their permits. It is our mission to keep you both safe and legal as you haul your loads. We pride ourselves on being fast and affordable. Let us support your fleet and learn what it means to work with America's most liked permit agency.

Donald Beeman, President Donald Beeman, President

Coast 2 Coast Trucking Permits

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST