The following information about New Jersey 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.

New Jersey DOT #: 609-963-2085

New Jersey Oversize Permits Duration

Oversize permits for New Jersey are applicable for a period of five travel days, and it is imperative to secure the permit before entering the state..

Operating Time

Travel is permitted during daylight hours seven days a week. Overweight loads are not restricted regarding travel time.

Restricted Travel

Travel is prohibited on major holidays and specific routes, including NJ Route 495, the Holland Tunnel, New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and the Atlantic City Expressway. Access to the I-95 section of the NJ Turnpike between Ridgefield and the George Washington Bridge (mp118 to mp 122) requires permission from the Turnpike Authority at (732) 247-0900, extension 5429. For vehicles traveling I-95 to New York via the GW Bridge, contact Patrick C. Kennedy, Traffic Safety Officer of the NJ/NY Port Authority, in advance at (201) 242-8116.

Call (832) 454-5883 For Permit Consultation

Legal Dimensions


  • 53′ semi-trailer on Interstate and designated highways (41′ kingpin to center of rear tandem)
  • 48′ on all other roads


  • 8′-6″ on designated roads
  • 8′ all other roads




80,000 Gross

  • Single – 22,400
  • Tandem – 34,000
  • Tridem – 56,400

Routine Permit Limits



Width: 18′




The maximum permitted weight on each axle is 800 pounds per inch of tire width. For example, four 10-inch tires on an axle would allow a maximum weight of 32,000 pounds, while four 11-inch tires would allow 35,500 pounds. Special clearance from the Department of Transportation (DOT) is required for Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) exceeding 150,000 pounds.

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Escort Conditions for New Jersey Oversize Permits


  • Over 100′ – one escort
  • Over 120′ – two escorts


  • Over 14′ – one escort
  • Over 16′ – two escorts


Over 14′ – one escort

Note: As per New Jersey Statutes, if the vehicle and/or load exceeds 14 feet in height, the permittee is required to inform, before initiating the move, all Public Utility Companies, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJ DOT), as well as County and Municipal Traffic Engineering Departments.

Signs, Flags & Lights

All Over width Vehicles” must display “Oversize Load” or “Wide Load” signs. Red flags should be mounted on the over width extremities and corners of the load or on the rear corners for overlength loads. Both low beam headlights and red tail lights on both the tractor and trailer should be illuminated.