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Connecticut Oversize Permits Information


Connecticut Oversize Permits are valid for 3 days.

Operating Time

Daylight only (one-half hour after sunrise to one-half hour before sunset), weekend travel allowed for loads that do not exceed 12’ width, 80’ overall length, 13’6 hight and if gross weight does not exceed 120.000, no holidays travel. No moves 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Loads 13’6″ wide or over 14′ high can only travel Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


No travel on major holidays.  If a holiday falls on Monday, shut down is at 12:00 noon on Friday.  For Thanksgiving and Christmas, shut down is at 12:00 noon on the day before the Holiday.

Legal Dimensions

The vehicle must have the following characteristics:

  • Width: 8’6″
  • Height: 13’6″
  • Length: 48′ trailer
  • Overhang: No permit needed for overhang, but overhang over 4’ needs to be flagged for the day and lighted for the night.
  • Weight: 80,000 Gross; Single – 22,400; Tandem – 40,000; Tridem – 60,000

*Note: 53′ semi-trailer is only legal on Interstate and designated highways if the distance between the kingpin and the center of the rear axle does not exceed 43′.

Routine Connecticut Oversize Permit Limits

  • Width:16′
  • Height: 14′
  • Length: 130′
  • Weight: Single – 22,400; Tandem – 40,000; Tridem – 60,000.

*Note: Over 14′ wide, 14′ high or 120 long is considered a Super Load.


  • Width: Over 12′ – 1 escort pilot car; over 13’6″ – 2 escort pilot cars; 15′ or greater – 3 escort pilot cars.
  • Height:  Over 14′ – 1 escort pilot car with a pole (route survey required before ordering permit). Over 15’1″ high AND 16’6″ wide or greater – 1 escort pilot cars and 2 State Police vehicles. Over 15’3″ – 1 escort pilot car and 2 State Police vehicles
  • Length: Divided Highway over 100′ – 1 escort pilot car, over 120′ – 2 escort pilot cars. Undivided Highway over 80′ – 1 escort pilot car; over 100′ – 2 escort pilot cars.
  • Overhang: Over 25′ – 1 escort pilot car.

Security Measures

“Oversize Load” signs are required on loads over 10′ wide or 13’6″ high.  Over 4′ of overhang must be flagged during the day and lighted at night. Flags are required on all corners of the permitted vehicle on any oversize or overweight load, and on widest points of wide loads.

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