Central Permit Office
Keystone Building
P.O. Box 2671
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2671

For Overnight Deliveries:
400 North Street, 6th Floor
Keystone Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

PHONE: (717) 787-4680 (General Information Only)
Fax: (717) 787-9890
Online Permitting: ( Must register with Central Permit Office)

Hours of Business

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern time)


When escorts are needed # of escorts
On all lane highways
- Width over 13' 1 (Rear if multi-lane highway, Front if 2 lane highway)
- Width over 16' Police escort
- Length over 90' on 4 or more lane divided highway 1 Rear
- Length over 160' Police escort
- Rear overhang over 15' 1 Rear
- Height over 14'6" 1 Front (with high pole)
- Overweight greater than 201,000 lbs.; Police escort
- Overweight if permit requires load to travel at reduced speed over bridge 1 Rear
- Overweight if permit requires load must be only vehicle on a bridge or to occupy more than lane to cross on 2-directional bridge if bridge supports only 1 lane of trafficp; 2 (Front and Rear)
3:00 am to surise in urbanized areas; 2 (Front and Rear)

Police escort:

An escort by uniformed State Police or local police shall be required for movement of super loads and buildings in excess of 16' wide.

Super loads:

A super load permit is required for any load exceeding 160' long (on 4-lane highway), 16' wide, 14'6" high (depending on the route) and/or 201,000 lbs.

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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