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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
Agency 20. Department of Motor Vehicles
Chapter 81. Hauling Permit Regulation

24VAC20-81-110. General blanket permit.

General blanket permits allow frequent movements within a specified time period on designated or unrestricted routes in Virginia. General blanket permits are issued on a case-by-case basis and only after appropriate reviews or analysis have been completed to ensure the vehicle configuration will not harm or damage bridges, structures, or other state inventory along the routes of travel.

General blanket permits are vehicle specific and cannot be transferred between vehicles. Since the permits are vehicle specific, the original permit or a legible copy of the entire permit is required to be carried in the transport vehicle. This permit shall be presented to Department of Motor Vehicles, law enforcement or Department of Transportation officials when requested.

All general blanket permits are issued through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle's headquarters office and all requests shall be made at least 10 workdays prior to the anticipated movement date.

Maximum Size and Weight Limitations for the General Blanket Permit


14 feet


14 feet


100 feet (including front or rear overhang)

Single Axle:

24,000 pounds

Tandem Axle:

44,000 pounds


Maximum weight based on axle spacing between the centers of the first and last axle in the 3-axle group - see 24VAC20-81-80.

Quad Axle:

Maximum weight based on axle spacing between the centers of the first and last axle in the 4-axle group - see 24VAC20-81-80.

Gross Weight:

Maximum weight based on the total number of axles in the configuration and the amount of spacing between the centers of the first and last axles - see 24VAC20-81-80.

Statutory Authority

§ 46.2-203 and Article 18 (§ 46.2-1139 et seq.) of Chapter 10 of Title 46.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 26, eff. September 30, 2009.

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