The following information about Florida Oversize Permits is for informational purposes only. It’s important to always read your permits and provisions sheets carefully as we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. If you have any questions or need assistance, you can contact the following number.

Florida DOT #: 850-410-5777

Florida Oversize Permits Duration

Florida oversize permits are valid for a ten-day duration.

Operating Time

Travel is permitted from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset, inclusive of Saturdays and Sundays for loads up to 10′ wide, legal trailer length, and a height not exceeding 14′-6″. If the load is over 10′ wide but not exceeding 14′ wide, travel is allowed until 12:00 noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Overweight-only loads typically have a 24/7 allowance.

Restricted Travel in Florida

Movement is restricted between 7:00 am – 9:00 am and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in Hillsboro and Dade Counties. Curfews in other counties, depending on permitted dimensions, are specified on the Florida permit. Travel is not allowed during the six main holidays, plus Martin Luther King Day, for loads exceeding 10′ wide, 14′-6″ high, or legal length. Additional restrictions may apply to the days before and after New Year’s, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Florida Turnpike

The Florida Turnpike imposes limits of 12′ wide and 13′-6″ high. FL Turnpike routes require state application. There is an additional toll charge of approximately 25 cents per mile for 7 axles and 20 cents per mile for 5.

Call (832) 454-5883 For Permit Consultation

Legal Dimensions for Florida Oversize Load Permits


  • 48′ trailer (53′ semi-trailer must have kingpin setting of 41′ from center of kingpin to center of rear axle to be legal)
  • 75′ overall length


3′ front or rear


8′-6″ (8′ on some non-designated)


 13′-6″ (13′ non-designated)


 3′ front or rear.


 80,000 Gross

  • Single – 22,000
  • Tandem – 44,000
  • Tridem – 66,000

Routine Permit Limits at Florida




No set maximum.




 15′ *

*Route survey (written) is required for height over 15′ (or over 14′-6″ on some 2-lane routes)


 Depends on spacings

  • 5 axles – 112,000 depends on spacings and routes
  • 6 axles – 122,000
  • 7 axles – 142,000
  • 8 axles – 160,000

Loads exceeding these dimensions or weights have to be applied for as Super Loads.

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Escort Requirements for Florida Oversize Permits


75′ to 95′ – may require one escort


 Rear overhang up to 20′ past center of last axle or dolly may require one escort.


  • Over 12′ – one escort, (over 12′ on some two-lanes – two escorts)
  • over 14′ – two escorts
  • over 15′ may also require State Police escort


Over 14′-6″ – one escort with high pole

over 16′ – two escorts with high pole

At 15′ high and over needs route survey.


Items such as blades, buckets, counterweights, etc., may be transported up to 16′ wide, provided they cannot be reduced (welded parts). These parts are allowed to be transported on the same vehicle.

Signs, Flags & Lights for Florida Oversize Permits

Flags are required on all over width, over height and over length loads, and with 3′ front or 4′ rear overhang. Flags must be red or orange adn 18″ square placed on all four corners and all protrusions, projections and overhangs. “Oversize Load” signs required on all loads exceeding 10′ wide, over legal length or 14′ high. Loads exceeding 10′ wide, or over 4′ rear overhang need 360 degree amber warning light on tractor. Width over 12′, height over 14′-6″, length 85′ or over, requires two 360 degree amber warning lights, one on tractor and one at rear of load.