Hauling Permits

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Maryland State Highway Administration
7491 Connelley Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076

Emergency Moves

For AFTER HOUR EMERGENCY moves, contact our State Operations Center at 410-582-5650 or haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov.

Hauling Permits Manager- Jkaintuck@mdot.maryland.gov
Technical Support Manager - tsanders@mdot.maryland.gov 443-618-7108
Hours: M-F 7:30 am - 4:30 pm          
Note: Closed 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. daily

Phone: 1-800-846-6435 or 1-800-543-4564
Email: haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov


Hauling Permits News

Maryland One Hauling Permits

​We are working to resolve the issues caused by the Microsoft outage caused by a CrowdStrike issue.  Our Maryland One permit system is hosted in Microsoft Azure,  this is affecting our services.  When we have additional details, we will keep you posted as our team works to resolve this issue. Email haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov for inquiries or questions.

​100k Containerized Cargo Permits

100k Containerized Cargo Permits--State Highway Administration, Baltimore City DOT and the Port of Baltimore are providing a Special Hauling permit for containerized cargo up to and including 100k with 6 axles, following all containerized cargo regulations available temporarily free of charge.  Your delivery needs are important to us during this critical time, feel free to reach out to us with your concerns regarding permitting and routing issues at  haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov 

CLOSED- Francis Scott Key Bridge

​CLOSED- Francis Scott Key Bridge- The Key Bridge is CLOSED due to a bridge collapse. Please check your permit and route.  Any permit using this route will need to be rerouted through the Maryland One permit system.  Contact the permit office if assistance is needed haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov  or 1-800-543-4564

Transporting Hazardous Materials

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) govern the transport of hazardous materials across our toll facilities. Under these regulations, vehicles carrying bottled propane gas in excess of 10 pounds per container (maximum of 10 containers), bulk gasoline, explosives, significant amounts of radioactive materials, and other hazardous materials are prohibited from using the Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95) or the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895). Drivers should use the western section of I-695 around tunnels. 

Alternative Fuel Vehicles

23 U.S. Code § 127- Vehicle Weight Limitations- Interstate System 

(S) Natural Gas and Electric Battery Vehicles- A vehicle, if operated by an engine fueled primarily by natural gas or powered primarily by means of electric battery power, may exceed the weight limit on the power unit by up to 2,000 pounds (up to a maximum gross vehicle weight of 82,000 pounds) under this section.  

Consistent with the FAST ACT Maryland provides an allowance up to 2k for alternative fuel vehicles on the interstate system and Maryland State routes. 

Compliance Outreach

​​Maryland Motor Carrier Division is offering FREE training to companies interested in regulatory compliance,  load securement, roadside inspection familiarization,  size, weight and permitting regulations.  Companies interested should email haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov with contact information, subject and material interests, tentative dates and location to schedule.

Blanket Permits - Route Authorization

Maryland Blanket Permits**COMING SOON**- Blanket Permits will soon require ROUTE Authorization-they will be purchased the same way as today, with the exception of entering a route prior to each movement.  Webinars will be offered prior to the updates.  As previously mentioned,  feel free to email any questions to haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov 

All Hauling Permits News

Maryland One online permitting

Register and submit your hauling permit online. Check here for instructions.

General Information


Use these Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) forms to obtain bonds from insurance companies


Directions to the Maryland State Highway Administration's Hanover offices

Escort waiting areas (PDF, 2.58MB)

With maps and restrictions for vehicles escorting oversize loads

Exceptional permit (PDF, 42kb)

Instructions to obtain an exception for special loads

Frequently requested numbers

Find importation State and federal phone numbers

Traveler Information

Lane closures Information and detours, as well as live traffic cameras from the Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART)


This interactive map shows highway construction sites and where you can view camera footage of road conditions

Weather-related road closures

Check here for current information. In an emergency, call 410-582-5650.

Maryland State Police

Headquarters, barracks, and phone numbers for the Maryland State Police

Motor Carrier Handbook

Laws and Regulations


Title 11 Regulations from the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)

Hauling permit general conditions

Requirements and regulations for those granted hauling permits 

Maryland vehicle law

Search the COMAR table of contents for Maryland laws applying to vehicles and permits

Payment, Fees

Payment information for hauling permit customers

To pay for hauling permits, consult the instructions, address, and phone numbers on this page

Permit fees

Listing of fees for loads requiring a permit.(PDF format)

Toll rates

Vehicles with 3 or more axles: Click here for information from the Maryland Transportation Authority

Restrictions and Limitations​

2024 Holiday Restrictions

Restrictions for hauling permits during holiday

Route Restrictions

Listing of routes with restrictions for oversize/overweight vehicles

Height Surveys

Loads over 14 feet - 6 inches will require a height clearance route survey certification as part of the permit application.  Proceed with caution under vertical clearances. 

Intercounty Connector MD 200 - toll (PDF)

Load information

Truck Overdimensional Permit Limitations

Weight/height and Underclearance Restrictions

Bridge clearances for State maintained bridges