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Temporary Registration Weight Increase Permits

Commercial drivers and commercial vehicle companies have options when they need weight increase permits for vehicles registered for over 80,000 pounds.

A 30, 60 or 90-day temporary weight increase permit is available at any Minnesota Deputy Registrar office or can be requested by fax.

  • Visit a Deputy Registrar:
    • Search for a local office on the Office Locations page
    • Enter a starting address or Zip Code
    • Select “Vehicle Titling and Registration including Tab Renewals” from the services list
    • Click “Find Office Locations” to see a list of deputy registrar offices

  • Request by Fax:

If the carrier is already registered in excess of 80,000 pounds and does not intend to carry a load in excess of their registered weight, a permit is not required.

How to Obtain a MnDOT Overweight Hauling Permit for a Vehicle Weighing Over 80,000 Pounds

An overweight permit issued by MnDOT is required for a vehicle weighing in excess of 80,000 pounds that travels on interstate or state trunk highways.

If traveling on city, township, or county roads, a permit must be obtained from that government entity.