Virginia’s new and improved way to order permits, EZ Haul, is available!
Register at https://www.ezhaulvirginia.com today to begin ordering your Virginia hauling permits.
On the EZ Haul home page you will also find guides to help you navigate the system, such as:
- Update account information
- Maintain company and fleet data
- Upload required documentation
- Complete the applications and routing process
For information on the transition from VAHPS to EZ Haul, please visit our FAQs.
A hauling permit is a document that authorizes movement of overweight and/or overdimensional vehicle configurations over the state highway system. Each permit contains routing information, travel regulations and safety requirements.
If your vehicle configuration is reduced to its smallest dimensions possible and still exceeds the limitations identified below, you must obtain a hauling permit prior to traveling over Virginia's highways. You cannot create an over-dimensional or overweight situation by hauling or towing multiple items.
- Height: 13 feet 6 inches
- Width: 8 feet 6 inches
- Length (Motorized Vehicles other than Buses or Motor Homes): 40 feet
- Length (Trailers): 48 feet (53-foot trailers are allowed on interstate system)
- Length (Vehicle/Trailer Combination): 65 feet, Overhang: 4 feet - Rear 3 feet - Front
- Weight (Single Axle): 20,000 pounds
- Weight (Tandem Axle): 34,000 pounds
- Legal Limit Weight Allowances - Gross/Axle Group Weight
For more information, refer to the Hauling Permits Manual.
Obtaining a Hauling Permit
Permits may be obtained online using the Virginia Automated Hauling Permit System.
Payments options are:
- Credit Card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express)
EZ Haul offers automated routing, including a robust map and large routable network for approving and issuing hauling permits. EZ Haul 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, either log on using your EZ Haul username and password or register for a self-service account.
|Single Trip||One move between origin and destination.|
Note: A mileage fee of 30 cents per mile is added if overweight or if the vehicle configuration cannot be licensed in Virginia. Mobile homes and Manufactured housing will pay a flat fee of $1.00 in lieu of the 30 cents per mile fee.
|Blanket||Multiple moves over a specified period of time.|
$100 for one year; $200 for two years
Note: A mileage fee of $40 and a damage fee of $360 per year will be added if overweight. If the vehicle configuration cannot be licensed in Virginia (Mobile homes and Manufactured homes included), the $40 mileage fee per year will apply.
Important: If you hold a blanket permit, you must download the VDOT Structure Exclusion List or Locality Document referenced in your blanket hauling permit.
|Superload||The overall size and or weight of the vehicle configuration requires research and analysis.|
Note: A mileage fee of 30 cents per mile is added if overweight or if the vehicle configuration cannot be licensed in Virginia. An additional damage fee is added based on the gross weight of the vehicle configuration.
|Exempt||Available for specific commodities or services|
Cost varies depending on the commodity or service. Refer to Exempt Hauling Permits for more information.
Customers can now apply for an exempt blanket permit for boat trailers online.
Important: If you hold an exempt permit, you must review and/or download the VDOT Structure Exclusion List(s) or Locality Document(s).
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Hauling Permits Section
P.O. Box 23260
Richmond, Virginia 23260