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Oversize & Overweight Vehicle Permits

Effective on Monday, March 5, 2018, we are implementing a new online permit system via Oxcart Permit Systems. We are recommending you setup a free Oxcart account prior to this date to ensure a smooth transition. We will continue to accept your permit applications by fax or in-person through Friday March 2, 2018 at 3:59 PM, after which time we will only accept applications via Oxcart.

An overview of the new process:

  • Applicants login online via the website at www.oxcartpermits.com
  • Login using an individual username. Accounts can have unlimited usernames.
  • Enter in all data (have the option to clone routes and save truck configurations in a vehicle library, save favorite payment methods)
  • Will County DOT staff will review permit through online portal
  • Credit Card payment will be processed once route is approved by Will County DOT
  • Applicants receive approved permit

This was approved at the Will County Board meeting on February 15, 2018. 


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


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 II and Class III, 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 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' 65'
 

Maximum Weights

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

Harvest Season Emergency (HSE)

On September 7, 2018 Governor Bruce Rauner declared a statewide Harvest Season Emergency (HSE) in accordance with legislation passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 2017 under HB2580.  The legislation makes available a Harvest Season Emergency (HSE) permit.  Will County DOT is hereby honoring HSE and waiving the HSE permit requirements for all non-posted Will County Highways (roads and bridges) during the declared harvest emergency effective September 10, 2018 until December 31, 2018. All movements on posted Will County Highways (roads and bridges) will require a permit as usual, which is obtained through Oxcart Permit Systems at www.oxcartpermits.com

 https://www.ilfb.org/media/statement-from-the-illinois-farm-bureau-regarding-harvest-season-emergency-declaration/

https://www.ilfb.org/resources/transportation-resources/harvest-season-emergency/

http://ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=100-0070


In 2019, Will County DOT will continue honoring HSE, however a permit will be required, which is obtained through Oxcart Permit Systems at www.oxcartpermits.com . All fees will be waived ($0) for all non-posted Will County Highways (roads and bridges) during the declared harvest emergency effective September 1, 2019 until December 31, 2019. All movements on posted Will County Highways (roads and bridges) will require a permit as usual, which is obtained through Oxcart Permit Systems at www.oxcartpermits.com

NOTE: Legislation passed in 2018 eliminates the requirement for the Governor to declare a HSE in order to make the permit available. The new law will take effect January 1, 2019. (HB5749)

http://ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=100-1090