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Application Instructions for

Oversize/Overweight Permits


The Authority's Oversize/Overweight Load Permit Application should only be completed if you are crossing with a load that is in excess of 105,000 lbs. Please complete all information and return the completed form to the Authority via fax at (315) 393-7068.

Forty-Eight (48) hours advance notice is required for all oversize/overweight loads requiring an escort-NO EXCEPTIONS! Escorts will only be authorized for loads crossing the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge between Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM. No escorts will be permitted after hours or on weekends. In addition, during the months of May through August, escorts will only be allowed at 7:30 AM and 11:30 AM, Monday through Friday.

Vehicles Requiring a Permit and/or Escort:

(No Premit Application Required)

  • Vehicle width over 13'.(A request in writing needs to be submitted to the Authority within 48 hours of the crossing indicating the dimensions of the load and the desired date of crossing.)

  • Vehicle height over 14'6".

  • Vehicles with GRW over 90,000 lbs. (Copies of your NYS Divisible Load Permit must be submitted to the Authority in order to obtain a permit. Once this information is received, a permit for the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge will be issued).

Maximum Weight Limits:

  • 5-Axle Vehicle: 90,000 lbs.

  • 6-Axle Vehicle: 96,000 lbs. With Permit Issued in Advance

  • 7-Axle Vehicle: 105,000 lbs. With Permit Issued in Advance

The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority will issue truck permits for regular crossing of loads over 90,000 lbs. Those applying for heavier loads will be required to have and provide a copy of their Divisible Load Permit with New York State for an amount equal to or greater than the permitted amount applied for from the Authority.

Escort Fees:

  • Overwidth Vehicles - $100 U.S. Funds Only

  • Overweight - $1,000 U.S. Funds Only

Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Tisha Haynes at (315) 393-4080.

Permit Application