Transportation Permits (Oversize/Overweight Vehicles)

Contact Transportation Permits

  • During normal office hours, call: (916) 322-1297
  • Office Hours: 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri (Closed on State Holidays)
  • Walk-In Hours: 8am-3pm, Mon-Fri (Closed on State Holidays)
  • After-Hour Emergencies

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has discretionary authority with respect to highways under its jurisdiction and may, upon application and if good cause appears, issue a special permit to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles or special mobile equipment of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum limitations specified in the California Vehicle Code. The Caltrans Transportation Permits Issuance Branch is responsible for the issuance of these special transportation permits for oversize/overweight vehicles on the State Highway System.

Transportation Permits Links


Permits Issuance Branch
1823 14th St., Sacramento, CA 95811-7119

Main Phone: (916) 322-1297
Single Trip Fax: (916) 322-4966
Annual/Repetitive Fax: (916) 445-0469
Variance Fax: (916) 322-1505

Office Hours: 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri
(Closed on State Holidays)
Walk-In Hours: 8am-3pm, Mon-Fri
(Closed on State Holidays)

Holiday Info:
Special Conditions for Holiday Travel (PDF)
2021 Office Holiday Info (PDF)

After-Hours Permit Emergencies:
Emergency Permit Procedures


Other Contacts: