(C) PERMITS FOR OVERWEIGHT AND/OR OVER DIMENSION VEHICLES.
Child Safety Seats
Accident Investigation & Reconstruction
Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer (SMART)
Photo Enforcement Safety Program
Permit for Overweight/Over Dimension Vehicles
Permit Fee Schedule
Effective December 14, 2015, the Village of Addison no longer used the web forms for the issuance of overweight or over-dimension permits. Instead, they switched to
an online service, Oxcart Permits.
You will need to set up a free user account in order to apply and pay for the permit. Please visit their website for more information.
1. A permit shall be required for all movement of any vehicle or
combination of vehicles with a nondivisible load on roadways and bridges within the
jurisdiction of the Village of Addison which exceeds the dimensions and
weights permitted for the particular roadways to be traversed whether
they are non-designated or designated roadways.
2. The Village, with respect to any street or highway under its
jurisdiction, may, upon application to the Village of Addison Police
Department on forms provided by the Police Department and good cause
being shown therefore, issue a special permit authorizing the applicant
to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or
weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in 11-120 and
11-128. The applicant shall furnish the following information in the
special permit application:
a. The name and address of the owner or lessee of the vehicle.
b. Applicant’s name.
c. Type of permit requested, whether it be for a single trip, round trip,
multiple trip, or limited continuous.
d. The description and registration (or the Illinois Department of
Transportation (IDOT) registration number or classification) of the power
e. Description of the object or vehicle to be moved.
f. The number of axles of the vehicle or combination of vehicles.
g. The maximum axle weight of all single, tandem or series axles.
h. Maximum gross weight of the vehicle.
i. The maximum width, length and height of the vehicle and load.
j. Requested routing over Village streets to and from a specified
3. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions apply:
a. A one-way or single trip movement means one move from the point of
origin to the point of destination. Any additional stops between the
point of origin and the point of destination are expressly prohibited. Single trip permits are effective for five (5) consecutive days from
the date of issuance unless otherwise directed by the Police Department.
b. Round trip movement means two trips over the same route in opposite
directions. Round trip permits are effective for ten (10)
consecutive days from the date of issuance.
c. Multiple moves are those in such close proximity to each other in
distance or in time that the Police Department would consider
incorporating two or more permit moves within one permit application. Multiple move permits when granted by the Police Department shall be for
a period of time not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of issuance.
d. Limited continuous use movements are movements generally to one site
over a period of ninety (90) consecutive days made by over dimension
vehicles which do not exceed the weight limits. Limited continuous
permits may be issued for up to ten (10) trips generally to the same
site during the time period allowed.
4. The owner or his or her agent shall submit an application fee
based on the attached chart for a single trip routing which will be
valid for five (5) consecutive days, round trip routing valid for
ten (10) consecutive days and multiple routing valid for a base
period of ninety (90) calendar days. Permits may be issued for a
maximum of four consecutive permit periods (365 days) with the permit
fee calculated in the appropriate multiples of the base ninety (90)
consecutive day multiple trip permit. Unlimited company use fee will be
valid for ninety (90) consecutive days. Permits are valid only for
the date periods specified on the permit and for the specified vehicle,
load and routing as permitted without express written permission by the
Director of Police or his
or her designee and the permit must be carried in the vehicle to which
the permit applies.
5. The Director or his or her designee is authorized to approve the
application for approved routes. Upon approval and payment of all
required fees, the Police Department shall issue a permit allowing
passage of the oversize and/or overweight vehicles over Village streets. The permit shall be specific and contain:
a. Permit number.
b. The dates the permit is valid.
c. Whether the permit is for single, round, multiple or limited
continuous trip routing.
d. The description of object or vehicle to be moved.
e. Authorized gross weight, axle weights, width, length and height.
f. The authorized routing over Village streets including the origin and
termination points within the Village.
g. The fee amount.
h. The date and signature of the Director of Police or his or her designee.
i. In addition, the permit will specify general conditions that the permittee must comply with that are consistent and reasonable for the
protection of the general public and Village streets. A copy of all
permits issued will be provided to the Village Administrator for
6. It is the duty of the permittee to read and familiarize himself or
herself with the permit provisions upon receipt. Undertaking of the
permit move is deemed prima facie evidence of acceptance of the permit
a. The permittee is in compliance with all operation requirements;
b. All dimension and weight limitations specified in the permit will not
c. All operation, registration and license requirements have been
d. All financial responsibilities, obligations and other legal
requirements have been met; and
e. The permittee assumes all responsibility for injury or damage to
persons or to public or private property, including his or her own, or
to the object being transported, caused directly or indirectly by the
transportation or movement of vehicles and objects authorized under the
permit. He or she agrees to hold the Village harmless from all suits,
claims, damage, or proceedings of any kind and to indemnify the Village
for any claim it may be required to pay arising from the movement.
7. The permit shall be carried in the vehicle to which the permit
applies at all times while operating on streets within the Village and
shall be exhibited upon demand to any law enforcement officer, police
officer or authorized official of the Village.
8. Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of a
Village permit, whether it be by size, weight or general provisions, then either or both the owner or the driver of such vehicle shall be deemed
guilty and either or both the owner or the driver of such vehicle may be
prosecuted for such violation.
9. The permit, when issued, constitutes an agreement between permittee
and the Village that the move described in the application will take
place as described. The permittee has the responsibility to report to
the Village any inaccuracies or errors on the part of either the Village
or the permittee before starting any move. Undertaking the move is prima
facie evidence of acceptance of the permit as issued and its terms.
The routing prescribed in the permit constitutes the sole extent of the
authority granted by the permit for the use of Village roads, and any
vehicle and or load found to be off route will be considered off route
and without permit. Permits shall be in the driver’s possession at all
times unless otherwise directed by the Traffic Safety Unit and present upon
demand to any and all police officers for the purpose of inspection.
If required, arrangements shall be made by the permittee to have the
proper utilities notified. Property movement under the permit shall be
made in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws,
ordinances, rules and regulations.
10. In the event the Director of Police or his or her designee determines that
a police escort is necessary to provide for a safe move for any given
trip for which the Director of Police or his or her designee has issued a
permit, as an additional fee to be added to the permit fee schedule, the permittee shall reimburse the
Village at the rate of fifty dollars
($50.00) per hour per officer and shall provide for a minimum of two
hours of service. The total number of officers necessary to provide for
a safe move shall be determined by the Director of Police or his or her
11. The permittee shall assume total liability for any and all damages
to streets, bridges, Village-owned appurtenances and private or public
property while engaged in a permit movement. The measure of liability is
the cost for all repairs or replacement of property damaged by the permittee. The permittee shall indemnify and hold harmless the
from any costs, judgments or settlements, including attorneys’ fees,
arising from physical injuries, including loss of life, or damage to or
loss of property related to acts or omissions by permittee, its
officers, agents or employees, pursuant to the permit.
12. The Village with respect to highways under its jurisdiction shall
collect a fee as shown herein from applicants for the issuance of a
permit to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles, and/or
loads, which fit the categories shown below.