TRS: Permit Fee Policies for Oversize/Overweight Vehicles

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  08/29/2018

Summary:

Since the early 1990s, the state of Minnesota has been considering a move toward a unified permitting process (UPP) for oversize/overweight (OSOW) vehicles. The multiphase UPP project now underway will, over the long term, establish the framework for a statewide one-stop shop permitting system. This streamlined permitting process is expected to increase efficiencies in permit application and issuance practices, and reduce agency costs and the staff time needed to process OSOW permits. MnDOT is seeking information about the practices of other state transportation agencies in setting, collecting and distributing permit fees for heavy commercial and OSOW vehicles. This information will be used to support Minnesota's ongoing effort to establish an OSOW UPP. To gather this information, selected state departments of transportation and other state agencies were surveyed about their OSOW permit fee structures; the statutory basis, purpose and allocation of permit fees; the state¿s level of engagement with local agencies; and special policies associated with the movement of OSOW loads. This Transportation Research Synthesis presents the findings of that survey along with statutory references and other resources provided by survey respondents.

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