The following information about Georgia 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.

Georgia DOT #: 844-837-5500

Georgia Oversize Permits Duration

Georgia oversize permits are valid for ten days.

Operating Time

Travel is permitted from one-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset every day. For loads not exceeding 125,000 lbs. with legal dimensions, continuous travel is allowed (must be requested when ordering the permit).

Restricted Travel in Georgia

  • No movement allowed on Sundays.
  • In Atlanta, within the I-285 area, no permit movement is allowed between 7:00 am – 9:00 am and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm from Monday to Friday.
    • No travel is permitted on major holidays.

Call (832) 454-5883 For Permit Consultation

Legal Dimensions for Georgia Oversize Load Permits


  • 75′ (including overhang) is legal with 48′ to 53′ trailer, 60′ overall on some non-designated routes.
  • 60′ overall on some non-designated routes.


 8′-6″ (8′ on some non-designated)




 80,000 Gross

  • Single – 20,340
  • Tandem – 34,000
  • Tridem – depends on spacings, not more than 20,340 on any axle.

Routine Permit Limits at Georgia


 no set maximum.





Gross Weight

  • 5 axles – 100,000
  • 6 axles – 125,000
  • 7 axles – 148,000
  • 8 axles – 150,000

Axle Weights

  • Single – 23,000
  • Tandem – 46,000
  • Tridem – 60,000
  • Quad – 92,000

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

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Escort Requirements for Georgia Oversize Permits


  • Over 75′ – one escort or 8″ flashing amber light* at each corner of rear of load
  • Over 100′ – one escort
  • Over 125′ – two escorts


  • Over 12′ up to & including 14′-8″ –one rear escort or amber light* on Interstate or limited access highway
  • two escorts (or one escort and rear amber light*) on two-lanes
  • Over 14′-8″ up to and including 16′ – two escorts on two-lane road, one escort on Limited Access/Interstate.
  • Over 16′ – determined on case-by-case basis.


Over 15′-6″ – one escort with height pole.

*Must have GA light decal to use flashing amber light.


Poles, structural steel, pipes, etc., up to 75′ length are permitted. Blades exceeding 12′ must be angled. Equipment-associated blades up to 14′ wide can be transported on the same vehicle.

Signs, Flags & Lights for Georgia Oversize Permits

Oversize Load” signs are mandatory for all permitted loads. Flags must be displayed on all four corners and extremities of oversized loads. In Georgia, a current Light Sticker (decal) is required to use flashing amber beacon light(s).