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When is a hauling permit required?
If your vehicle configuration is reduced to its smallest dimensions possible and still exceeds the maximum legal limitations, you must obtain a hauling permit prior to traveling over Virginia's highways.
DMV offers an Automated Routing Solution (ARS) for approving and issuing hauling permits. ARS will reduce the permit issuance turnaround time and provide you with the ability to submit hauling permit applications electronically, self-issue certain types of hauling permits and receive most hauling permits in one day or less.
To get started, Logon using your VAHPS ID, User ID and PIN or Register for a self-service account.
New!  Automated Routing Solution Instruction Guide
What You'll Need to Know
  • Overall Dimensions of the vehicle/load combination
  • Axle Weight for each axle, the distance between each axle and the gross weight of the vehicle/load combination
  • Starting and Ending Points of your route and route numbers when available
  • Emergency contact information for the Permit
  • No amendments are made to Virginia Hauling Pemits. Please confirm all information before purchasing a permit.
Payment information, options include:
Approved Routine Blanket permits no longer require the red state seal.Self-service shippers may print their permit and/or receipt.

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Emergency Travel 

If the emergency occurs after normal business hours please contact the VDOT Emergency Operations Center at 1-800-367-7623.


What to Do
If you are an authorized user or administrator of an active VAHPS shipper or Permit Service Company, Logon using your VAHPS ID, User ID and PIN. If you are not yet a VAHPS registered customer, you may Register  online for a self-service account.


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