New Mexico

Department of Transportation
Oversize/Overweight Permits
P.O. Box 1628
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1628
PHONE: (505) 476-2475

Hours of Business

Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Mountain time)


When escorts are required & number of escorts

1 escort 2 escorts 3 escorts State police
WIDTH 14' 1- 17'11 * 18' - 19'11 * High risk routes * 20' & wider
LENGTH 90'1- 110' 110'1" N/A ** If counter flow is required
HEIGHT N/A ** N/A ** N/A ** If counter flow is required


  • * Additional escorts may be required at any time due to route, size and/or circumstances.
  • ** A route survey is required for loads higher than 15'6".
  • ** Utility letters are required for loads higher than 18'.
  • ** Height pole is only required for survey.

Super loads:

  • TRUNNION AXLE: 60,000 lbs.
  • WIDTH: No Max; depends on routes
  • HEIGHT: No Max; depends on routes
  • LENGTH: No Max; depends on routes
  • Engineering analysis required for vehicles or loads in excess of 170,000 lbs. The route survey may be required and is valid for 14 days.

Loads 300,000 lbs. or more must have preapproval from Bridge Office before applied for in permitting system.

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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