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California Transportation/Oversized Vehicle Load Permit (6-CA-a)

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has discretionary authority under 15 Cal. Veh. Code § 35780 to issue Transportation Permits for the movement of vehicles on California highways and streets with loads exceeding the statutory limitations on size, weight, and loading. Caltrans establishes the administrative process, standards, and conditions for issuing Transportation Permits in Caltrans Transportation Permits Manual (TPM).


Transportation/Oversized Vehicle Load Permit Process

6-CA-a.1 to 6-CA-a.2 – Does the Type of Load Require a Transportation Permit?

Chapter II of the TPM specifies what types of oversized loads require a Transportation Permit from Caltrans. Caltrans issues Transportation Permits for, single trip TR-0015, annual TR-0031 transportation, and repetitive trips.

Caltrans Transportation Permits Manual

6-CA-a.3 – Application for Transportation Permit (Form DM-M-P-16)

A developer seeking a Transportation Permit must complete Form DM-M-P-16 and submit the application to Caltrans for review and approval.

15 Cal. Veh. Code § 35781

6-CA-a.4 – Does the Application Meet Caltrans Acceptance Criteria?

After the developer submits the Transportation Permit application, Caltrans reviews the permit application for completeness and accuracy. If the permit is complete, Caltrans will determine whether to deny the permit based on conditions specified in TPM Section 104.

Caltrans Transportation Permits Manual

6-CA-a.5 to 6-CA-a.6 – Does the Developer Appeal Caltrans Decision Not to Issue a Permit?

If Caltrans denies the developer a Transportation Permit the developer may appeal the decision to the District Permit Engineer under TPM 105. If the issue cannot be resolved at the District Permit Engineer level, the developer may submit written justification and evidence to the Chief Transportation Permit Branch Engineer for review.

Caltrans Transportation Permits Manual

6-CA-a.7 – Is the Appeal Successful?

If the appeal is successful, Caltrans will issue the developer a Transportation Permit for the project. If Caltrans denies the appeal, the decision to deny the Transportation Permit will stand and the developer may not continue with the proposed project.

Caltrans Transportation Permits Manual

6-CA-a.8 – Transportation Permit

Upon Caltrans’ approval of a Transportation Permit application, Caltrans will issue the developer a serially numbered Transportation Permit for the specified oversized transportation.

Caltrans Transportation Permits Manual




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