Georgia Department of Public Safety
Oversize Permit Unit
P.O. Box 1456
Atlanta, GA 30371

Phone: (844) 837-5500
Phone Oversize: (404) 635-8176
Phone Single Trip: (844) 837-5500
Fax: (575) 353-7732

Hours of Business

Annual Permits 8:00AM–4:00PM | Permit Line 7:00AM–4:45PM | Customer Service 7:00 AM-4:45 PM


When escorts are needed

# of escorts

- Length over 75' up to 100' 1 Rear with amber light
- Length over 100' up to 125' 1 Rear
- Length over 125' 2 (Front and Rear)
- Height of 15'6" or more 1 Front with height sensor
- Width over 12' up to 14'8" 2 (Front and Rear) on 2-lane road
1 Rear only on a 4-lane road
1 Rear / Amber lights only on a Limited Access Highway
- Width over 14'8" up to 16' 1 Front, 1 Rear on 2-lane highway
1 Rear on a Limited Access Highway or Interstate
- Width over 16' or not defined above Department determines escort requirements on a case-by-case basis


Loads with a width or height greater than 16' or a weight between 150,001 to 180,000 lbs are considered super loads and may take 3 days to for approval and issuance of permit.

Loads with a weight greater than 180,000 lbs are considered superload plus, require bridge analysis, and may take up to 3 weeks for approval and issuance of permit.

Escort vehicle requirements can differ significantly by state in terms of mandatory driver qualifications, training, certifications, vehicle weights, obligatory signage/flags/lighting, necessary onboard equipment, and more. The ODS team can provide you with all additional requirements specific to your route.

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