When is a moving and hauling permit required?

A moving and hauling permit is required if the items being moved are over the following dimensions:

  • Gross Weight: 80,000 pounds
  • Weight (single axle): 20,000 pounds
  • Weight (tandem axle): 34,000 pounds
  • Height: 13 feet, 6 inches
  • Length: 40-foot vehicle alone or 65-foot combination of vehicles
  • Width: All vehicles over 8 feet, 6 inches

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)/Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has jurisdiction only on those roads maintained by VDOT: I-64, I-464, I-664 and Route 58. The State Permit issued by VDOT/DMV is valid on these routes only. The City of Chesapeake has jurisdiction on and issues permits for all other roads.

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1. When is a moving and hauling permit required?
2. What is required to obtain a moving and hauling permit?
3. How much does a moving and hauling permit cost?
4. When is moving and hauling permit inspection required?