Permit for Overweight/Over Dimension Vehicles
The Village of Addison uses an online service, Oxcart Permits, for the issuance of overweight or over-dimension permits. You will need to set up a free user account in order to apply and pay for the permit. Please visit their website for more information.
1. A permit shall be required for all movement of any vehicle or combination of vehicles with a nondivisible load on roadways and bridges within the jurisdiction of the Village of Addison which exceeds the dimensions and weights permitted for the particular roadways to be traversed whether they are non-designated or designated roadways.
2. The Village, with respect to any street or highway under its jurisdiction, may, upon application to the Village of Addison Police Department on forms provided by the Police Department and good cause being shown therefore, issue a special permit authorizing the applicant to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in 11-120 and 11-128. The applicant shall furnish the following information in the special permit application:
a. The name and address of the owner or lessee of the vehicle.
b. Applicant’s name.
c. Type of permit requested, whether it be for a single trip, round trip, multiple trip or limited continuous.
d. The description and registration (or the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) registration number or classification) of the power unit.
e. Description of the object or vehicle to be moved.
f. The number of axles of the vehicle or combination of vehicles.
g. The maximum axle weight of all single, tandem or series axles.
h. Maximum gross weight of the vehicle.
i. The maximum width, length and height of the vehicle and load.
j. Requested routing over Village streets to and from a specified location.
3. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions apply:
a. A one-way or single trip movement means one move from the point of origin to the point of destination. Any additional stops between the point of origin and the point of destination are expressly prohibited. Single trip permits are effective for five (5) consecutive days from the date of issuance unless otherwise directed by the Police Department.
b. Round trip movement means two trips over the same route in opposite directions. Round trip permits are effective for ten (10) consecutive days from the date of issuance.
c. Multiple moves are those in such close proximity to each other in distance or in time that the Police Department would consider incorporating two or more permit moves within one permit application. Multiple move permits when granted by the Police Department shall be for a period of time not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of issuance.
d. Limited continuous use movements are movements generally to one site over a period of ninety (90) consecutive days made by over dimension vehicles which do not exceed the weight limits. Limited continuous use permits may be issued for up to ten (10) trips generally to the same site during the time period allowed.
4. The owner or his or her agent shall submit an application fee based on the attached chart for a single trip routing which will be valid for five (5) consecutive days, round trip routing valid for ten (10) consecutive days and multiple routing valid for a base period of ninety (90) calendar days. Permits may be issued for a maximum of four consecutive permit periods (365 days) with the permit fee calculated in the appropriate multiples of the base ninety (90) consecutive day multiple trip permit. Unlimited company use fee will be valid for ninety (90) consecutive days. Permits are valid only for the date periods specified on the permit and for the specified vehicle, load and routing as permitted without express written permission by the Chief of Police or his or her designee and the permit must be carried in the vehicle to which the permit applies.
5. The Chief of Police or his or her designee is authorized to approve the application for approved routes. Upon approval and payment of all required fees, the Police Department shall issue a permit allowing passage of the oversize and/or overweight vehicles over Village streets. The permit shall be specific and contain:
a. Permit number.
b. The dates the permit is valid.
c. Whether the permit is for single, round, multiple or limited continuous trip routing.
d. The description of object or vehicle to be moved.
e. Authorized gross weight, axle weights, width, length and height.
f. The authorized routing over Village streets including the origin and termination points within the Village.
g. The fee amount.
h. The date and signature of the Chief of Police or his or her designee.
i. In addition, the permit will specify general conditions that the permittee must comply with that are consistent and reasonable for the protection of the general public and Village streets. A copy of all permits issued will be provided to the Village Administrator for information purposes.
6. It is the duty of the permittee to read and familiarize himself or herself with the permit provisions upon receipt. Undertaking of the permit move is deemed prima facie evidence of acceptance of the permit and that:
a. The permittee is in compliance with all operation requirements;
b. All dimension and weight limitations specified in the permit will not be exceeded;
c. All operation, registration and license requirements have been complied with;
d. All financial responsibilities, obligations and other legal requirements have been met; and
e. The permittee assumes all responsibility for injury or damage to persons or to public or private property, including his or her own, or to the object being transported, caused directly or indirectly by the transportation or movement of vehicles and objects authorized under the permit. He or she agrees to hold the Village harmless from all suits, claims, damage, or proceedings of any kind and to indemnify the Village for any claim it may be required to pay arising from the movement.
7. The permit shall be carried in the vehicle to which the permit applies at all times while operating on streets within the Village and shall be exhibited upon demand to any law enforcement officer, police officer or authorized official of the Village.
8. Whenever any vehicle is operated in violation of the provisions of a Village permit, whether it be by size, weight or general provisions, then either or both the owner or the driver of such vehicle shall be deemed guilty and either or both the owner or the driver of such vehicle may be prosecuted for such violation.
9. The permit, when issued, constitutes an agreement between permittee and the Village that the move described in the application will take place as described. The permittee has the responsibility to report to the Village any inaccuracies or errors on the part of either the Village or the permittee before starting any move. Undertaking the move is prima facie evidence of acceptance of the permit as issued and its terms.
The routing prescribed in the permit constitutes the sole extent of the authority granted by the permit for the use of Village roads, and any vehicle and/or load found to be off route will be considered off route and without permit. Permits shall be in the driver’s possession at all times unless otherwise directed by the Traffic Safety Unit and present upon demand to any and all police officers for the purpose of inspection.
If required, arrangements shall be made by the permittee to have the proper utilities notified. Property movement under the permit shall be made in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
10. In the event the Chief of Police or his or her designee determines that a police escort is necessary to provide for a safe move for any given trip for which the Chief of Police or his or her designee has issued a permit, as an additional fee to be added to the permit fee schedule, the permittee shall reimburse the Village at the rate of fifty dollars ($50.00) per hour per officer and shall provide for a minimum of two hours of service. The total number of officers necessary to provide for a safe move shall be determined by the Chief of Police or his or her designee.
11. The permittee shall assume total liability for any and all damages to streets, bridges, Village-owned appurtenances and private or public property while engaged in a permit movement. The measure of liability is the cost for all repairs or replacement of property damaged by the permittee. The permittee shall indemnify and hold harmless the Village from any costs, judgments or settlements, including attorneys’ fees, arising from physical injuries, including loss of life, or damage to or loss of property related to acts or omissions by permittee, its officers, agents or employees, pursuant to the permit.
12. The Village with respect to highways under its jurisdiction shall collect a fee as shown herein from applicants for the issuance of a permit to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles, and/or loads, which fit the categories shown below.