Oversize/Overweight Permits

A hauling permit is required to travel in Virginia when a vehicle exceeds the maximum limitations:

  • Height: 13 feet 6 inches
  • Width: 8 feet 6 inches
  • Length (Motorized Vehicles other than Buses or Motor Homes): 40 feet
  • Length (Trailers): 48 feet (53-foot trailers are allowed on interstate system)
  • Length (Vehicle/Trailer Combination): 65 feet, Overhang: 4 feet - Rear 3 feet - Front
  • Weight (Single Axle): 20,000 pounds
  • Weight (Tandem Axle): 34,000 pounds
  • Legal Limit Weight Allowances - Gross/Axle Group Weight.

To apply:

  • Online
  • DMV Headquarters
    • 2300 West Broad Street, Richmond Va
    • Monday - Friday 8:00 am-12:30 pm & 1:30 pm-4:00 pm

For more information see: www.dmv.state.va.us/general/

virginia HVUT

Fuel/Use Tax

States assess fuel and use taxes based on weight, miles traveled and amount of fuel purchased. Returns are to be filed annually, quarterly or monthly based on the
type of return.

virginia HVUT


IFTA is an agreement between 48 US States and 10 Canadian provinces to simplify the qualified motor vehicles fuel use taxation. Truckers in Virginia must
file IFTA.