Oversize & Overweight Vehicle Permits

Effective October 5, 2015 our office stopped issuing Oversize-Overweight Vehicle Permits for Arsenal Rd from Baseline Rd/Elwood International Port Rd to the East and West Frontage Roads at I-55 enter and exit points. IDOT will now be the permitting agency for this segment of highway. See “JT Arsenal Rd.pdf” under Documents for details. We will be updating this webpage including maps and permit forms to reflect this.

Effective October 20, 2015, an electronic copy of the permit is no longer acceptable.  The driver shall have the permit in written form only.

Oversize-Overweight vehicles are requested to stay on State Routes as much as possible. Will County Highway Staff will suggest alternate routes when applicable.


The Will County Division of Highways follows the IDOT fee schedule (except for containers for international shipping grain and bulk grain permits).
                 
Roads on the Will County Highway System are classified as "Local Roads and Streets" except for those with a posted weight limit, a posted height limit, and those designated Class I and Class II, IDOT Information on Legal Dimensions and Weights for all roads in Illinois (FORM OPER 753). Bridges over Interstate Highways are the jurisdiction of the State of Illinois or Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. Overweight movements across these bridges require an IDOT or ISTHA Permit Number.
   
The following are the height and weight limitations on Local Roads and Streets. Any vehicle exceeding these amounts requires a permit from the Will County Division of Transportation. Permits may be issued for an overheight and overweight load providing it consists of one object that cannot be reasonably dismantled or disassembled.

Maximum Legal Dimensions

Width Height Length Single
Vehicle
Length Tractor
Semitrailer
8'-6" 13'-6" 42' 55'
 

Maximum Weights

Single Axle (LB) Tandem Axle (LB) Gross Weight (LB)
20,000 34,000 80,000

 

 

 

Division of Transportation Class I Highways

The following Will County Highways are classified as "Class I":

 

COUNTY 
HWY #
COUNTY HWY 
NAME
COUNTY HWY
 LIMITS
25 Wilmington-Peotone Rd I-57 to IL 50

 

 

Division of Transportation Class II Highways

The following Will County Highways are classified as "Class II":

COUNTY HWY # COUNTY HWY NAME COUNTY HWY LIMITS
44 River Rd I-55 to IL 53
54 Briggs St (South) US 52 to CN Railroad Tracks
80 Lorenzo Rd Grundy County Line to BNSF Railroad Tracks
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Container for International Shipping - Single Trip

Overweight permits for containerized grain are issued as follows:

(a) Maximum weight 88,000 lbs. gross on 5-axles;
(b) valid for one (1) day single trip;
(c) one (1) permit required per container
(d) for a fee of $20.00 per permit;
(e) Prior to approval of the permit by the Division of Transportation, each carrier shall complete on the permit the truck licens4e number and container number that said permit is to be used for and the permit's effective date.

Containers for International Shipping - LCO

Effective October 5, 2015, our office no longer issues this type of permit.

Permits for continuous operation of oversize - overweight vehicles carrying containers for international shipping (temporary 90-day authorization in accordance with ordinance 15-53) starting Monday, February 23, 2015 and expiring Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. are issued as follows:

  • Maximum weight 92,000 lbs. gross on 5 or more axles;
  • Valid for a daily, weekly or monthly permit;
  • For a fee of $50.00, $250.00, or $500.00 per permit;
  • Prior to approval of the permit by the Division of Transportation, each carrier shall complete on the permit the truck license number that said permit is to be used for and the permit's effective date
  • The daily permit expires at 11:59 PM of the effective date.
  • The Division of Transportation must receive a check as payment for the permit.  No cash or credit cards are accepted at this time.
With Will County’s extension of LCO Container Permits another 90 days, we are continuing to honor a grace period of a full month on previously issued permits. For example, if a monthly permit was Effective 7/1/15 and Expires 7/22/15 due to the previous resolution expiring, it is understood the permit now Expires 7/31/15 for the full month. Another example, if a monthly permit was Effective 7/15/15 and Expires 7/22/15 due to the previous resolution expiring, it is understood the permit now Expires 8/14/15 for the full month.  We are honoring this grace period without issuing any new permits or revising any permits.

 

Bulk Grain

Overweight permits for limited continuous operation of agricultural commodities produced in Will County and transported from a farm to a first point of storage or sale shall be issued bulk grain permits as follows:
   

  • For a maximum weight 80,000 lbs. gross on 5-axles;
  • Valid for 20 calendar days of continuous operation;
  • For a fee of $9 per axle;
  • Permits shall be issued at the Will County Department of Highways; and
  • Prior to approval of the permit by the Department of Highways, each carrier shall complete on the permit the truck license number said permit is to be used for and the permit's effective date.

         
Overweight permits for bulk grain produced outside Will County or not transported from a farm shall be issued as follows:

  • For a maximum weight 80,000 lbs. gross on 5-axles;
  • Valid for one (1) day single-trip;
  • One (1) permit required per load;
  • For a fee of $20.00 per permit;
  • Permits must be applied for and issued in advance at the Will County Department of Highways; and
  • Prior to approval of the permit by the Department of Highways, each carrier must complete on the permit the truck license number said permit is to be used for and the permit's effective date.