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Overdimensional Vehicle Policy

The Overdimensional Vehicle Policy establishes the weight, width, length and height restrictions for vehicles operating on the City's streets.

Operators who wish to apply for an exception to the rules may submit an application to the City of Fargo Engineering Department. If the operator receives approval and pays the applicable fees, he or she will receive a special written permit authorizing the operation of vehicles that exceed the limits set forth in the Overdimensional Vehicle Policy Manual. To access the permit form, use the Permits link in the right margin of this page.

2017 Policy Revision

Please note that the City revised its Overdimensional Vehicle Policy in the spring of 2017, and the new policy can be viewed using the link in the right margin. To obtain an overdimensional vehicle permit, as well as address any questions regarding the City's policy, please contact us by email.

Email Notifications

Please visit our Notifications Center if you wish to be notified of changes to the Overdimensional Vehicle Policy, load restrictions, etc. via email.


Spring Load Restrictions Begin March 23, 2018

Effective March 23, 2018 at 12:01 a.m., the City of Fargo will impose Class A and Class 1 load restrictions on various roads throughout town.

Class A restrictions are defined as follows:

  • Single Axle: 18,000 lbs
  • Tandem Axle: 32,000 lbs - 16,000 lbs per axle
  • 3 Axles or more: 42,000 lbs - 14,000 lbs per axle
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 80,000 lbs

Class 1 restrictions are defined as follows:

  • Single Axle: 15,000 lbs
  • Tandem Axle: 30,000 lbs - 15,000 lbs per axle
  • 3 Axles or more: 36,000 lbs - 12,000 lbs per axle
  • Gross Vehicle weight: 80,000 lbs

Restrictions shall remain in effect until pavement subgrade conditions warrant removal, generally the first or middle part of May. Permit applications for weights in excess of restrictions shall be in writing and submitted to the Fargo City Engineer, 200 3rd Street North, Fargo, ND, 58102.


More Information

View current Spring Load Restrictions and Truck Route Map in the "Additional Info" content listed at the right of the page or continue scrolling if on a mobile device.