Hauling Permits

US FlagMaryland 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 .

Chief - Dczorapinski@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
*Closed from 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily*

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

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Hauling Permits News

Police Escort Information

POLICE ESCORTS-Per authority granted by the COVID-19 Executive Order on motor carrier transportation:
Effective immediately the weight requirement for a law enforcement escort will be for loads exceeding 200K pounds.  Width 16 feet, height 16 feet, length 140 feet will remain in place for now.
BALTIMORE CITY - also exceeding 200k pounds, HEIGHT-leaving the PORT of Baltimore will remain at => 15’H and coming into the PORT with 14’-6” in height will remain in effect for Police escorts required from Baltimore City .
This is to compensate for an anticipated reduced availability of personnel to accompany these loads.  Private escort requirements will remain the same and be reevaluated as necessary.  Loads requiring special maneuvering or otherwise determined by the hauling permit unit that law enforcement is necessary for safety will likewise remain in effect.​

Alcohol Permits

​The Comptroller of Maryland Field Enforcement Division has implemented a temporary procedure for the issuance of alcoholic beverage transportation permits. It allows businesses to obtain conditional approval to transport alcoholic beverages into the State of Maryland. Any business seeking to obtain this approval must contact Lou Berman from the Field Enforcement Division at 443-336-4601, LBerman@marylandtaxes.gov. This temporary procedure will remain in effect until the state of emergency declaration by Governor Hogan related to the COVID-19 crisis has been lifted.

Inspections- Exceptional Hauling Permit

Notice:  Provisions of the Maryland Transportation Article, Title 24-113.2, requiring a level 1 or level 5 North American Standard vehicle inspection as a condition to either obtain a new or retain an existing Exceptional Hauling Permit for weight shall be waived for the remainder of the Governor's Executive Order regarding COVID-19 relief efforts plus 30 days.  Nothing in this notice shall relieve the permittee of their obligation for safe operation and equipment or required vehicle maintenance.

Notice to Commercial Vehicle Motor Carriers

Greetings from Maryland DOT, Motor Carrier Division, We hope everyone is in good health and staying safe.  During this time we want to ensure that your transportation needs are being met in relation to Motor Carrier Services.  As our office personnel are remotely working, please email any questions or issues that you may be experiencing that we may be able to assist with to Haulingpermits@mdot.maryland.gov  orMdMotorcarrier@mdot.maryland.gov  we are here to assist in any way we can.  I know with all the emergency declarations you may have questions or need clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Visit our website at www.roads.maryland.gov/cvo   for any updates  ** Note the emergency permit is for DIVISIBLE LOADS ONLY.. not for everyday permitting, please continue to use the Single trip Special hauling for routine loads.  Also please consider making payments online to expedite credit to your account.  MD Emergency declaration ( please be sure to scroll down all the way down for the bridge exemption list)
WAIVING REGULATIONS ADOPTED FOR MOTOR CARRIER TRANSPORTATION
We appreciate your patience during this time.

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Maryland One online permitting

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

General Information

Bonds

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

Directions

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)

Mapping

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

COMAR

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

2020 holiday restrictions

Restrictions for hauling permits during holiday

Route restrictions

Listing of routes with restrictions for oversize/overweight vehicles

Height Surveys

With the increase in bridge strikes we have been seeing lately, all permit applications that involve an over height dimension of 14” 6” (fourteen feet - six inches) or higher will require a height clearance route survey certification as part of the permit application. Please include the application number when you fax (800-945-3416) the survey to our office.

Intercounty Connector MD 200 - toll (PDF)

Load information

Provisions for toll facilities

The Maryland Transportation Authority's -Bridge/Tunnel size/weight limits

Truck overdimensional permit limitations

Weight/height and underclearance restrictions

Bridge clearances for State maintained bridges