Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Motor Vehicles
Department of Motor Vehicles
Hauling Permit Regulation [24 VAC 20 ‑ 81]    (Repealed)
New regulation to establish requirements for issuance of permits to haul overweight and over dimension vehicles over highways of Virginia.
Action 1675
General Information
Action Summary The Code of Virginia sets forth limitations of weight, width, height, and length for objects and vehicles which may be moved over the highways of the Commonwealth. Pursuant to ยงยง 46.2-1139 et. seq. of the Code of Virginia, oversize or overweight permits may be issued for vehicles with loads that exceed these maximum legal limits. As a result of legislation enacted in the 2003 session of the Virginia General Assembly, responsibility for the issuance of these permits was transferred from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on July 1, 2003. The Hauling Permit Section, which reviews applications and issues these permits to haul over dimensional loads and configurations, was transferred from VDOT to DMV on that date. The Hauling Permit Manual, which governs the issuance of oversize and overweight permits by the Hauling Permit Section based on state law, is currently contained as a regulation in the Virginia Administrative Code under VDOT (24 VAC 30 -111). The Manual is being revised to reflect the transfer of the permit issuance function and the organizational unit to DMV. This document is also being modified to clarify requirements relating to safety and enforcement in the hauling of these large loads, to enhance the ability of the Commonwealth to work cooperatively with other states in key areas such as escort vehicle requirements, and to reflect new technologies now available to assist customers. The revised Manual will be a new regulation, and DMV will work cooperatively with VDOT to request the repeal of the existing 24 VAC 30-111.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [000545]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3051 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 07/24/2006 after the Governor's office completed its review.
4100 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/25/2007.
4525 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/27/2008.
4988 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/30/2009.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Melissa Velazquez  / Legislative Services Manager
Address: Department of Motor Vehicles
Post Office Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269-0001
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-1844    FAX: (804)367-6631    TDD: (800)272-9268

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.