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Electric Cooperatives:

Please establish an OSW permit account prior to July 1 in order to shorten your permit processing time. If you have questions regarding your OSW permit, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Coming Fall 2019:

The new Indiana Oversize/Overweight Permitting System will allow carriers to enter more specific destinations, choose among up to four pre-approved routes (where available) and immediately download permits without waiting up to 24 hours for a manual review. More information is in the latest Tax Bulletin. Follow us on social media @INRevenue for updates.


Notice: Oversize / Overweight Permit and Bridge Fees Update (August 2018)

Read the Updated Information

A driver must obtain an oversize and/or overweight vehicle permit before traveling on Indiana roads to ensure the safety of the motoring public if his or her vehicle exceeds:

  • 13 feet 6 inches in height
  • 8 feet 6 inches in width 
  • 60 feet (two-vehicle combination) or 53 feet (semi-tractor-semi-trailer combination) in length
  • 80,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (subject to axle weights)

The Oversize/Overweight (OSW) unit at Motor Carrier Services (MCS) is here to help make these loads non-divisible and properly marked. OSW provides an online service permitting system that allows drivers to request and receive permits at their convenience.

Oversize/Overweight (OSW) Civil Penalties
An individual with or without an Oversize/Overweight Permit who violates Indiana Code Article 9-20 is subject to the following civil penalties: 
Not more than $500 for the first violation, 
Not more than $1,000 for each subsequent violation, and  
Not more than $5,000 for each violation for failure to obtain a permit.
If your company has received a civil penalty violation letter from DOR Legal Department and would like to negotiate a settlement of the amount due, contact DOR via OSWsettlement@dor.in.gov within 45 days of the date of the letter.  
NOTE:  These civil penalties are in addition to any fines and/or penalties that may have been separately assessed under Indiana law.   

For more information about OSW, call (317) 615-7320.

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