Overweight and special hauling permits

The Vehicle and Traffic Law and the Department of Transportation (DOT) limit the maximum registration weight for tractors and trucks in New York State.

Vehicles required to have a permit

  • a tractor registered at a weight that exceeds 80,000 pounds
  • a truck registered at a weight higher than the allowable weight as determined by the NY State Bridge Formula


For more information about the Bridge Formula, see Information Concerning Oversized/Overweight Vehicles (MV-519)

Acceptable proofs

  • DOT Perm 65 form
  • NY State or NYC overweight permit
  • NY State or NYC special hauling permit


The weight indicated on the permit will be the maximum allowable weight on your registration.


For more information

For your convenience, many DMV PDF forms can be filled in online and then printed.