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Oversize/Overweight Vehicles

Department of Public Works

101 South George Street, PO Box 509, York PA 17405

717.849.2245 (main office)

717.845.7457 (fax)

Permits are issued Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm.  Move time within York City Limits is 9 am to 4 pm.  

Permit requests received after 4 pm will be reviewed the next business day.  Applications must be submitted 24 HOURS in advance of intended hauling time.  Permits that are not received within the 24 hour notification period may not be issued by the requested move date and time.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE.  APPLICATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED VIA FAX.  THE APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE UNDER OVERSIZE VEHICLE DOCUMENTS.  Upon receipt of the application, an automatic e-mail reply will be sent to all applicants giving further instructions.

*A certificate of insurance naming the City of York as the insured must be provided.

  • An application for a hauling permit shall be filed with the Department of Public Works at least 24 hours in advance of intended hauling, per Codified Ordinance, section 513.08 (a). Each application must include a valid permit issued by PennDot (if applicable). *Applicant shall provide to the City of York proof of liability insurance with a coverage limitation of not less than one million dollars, per Codified Ordinance 513.08, section (c)2.
  • York City Escort Requirements: ONE VEHICLE REQUIRED if over 11’ in total width OR in excess of 75’ in length. TWO VEHICLES REQUIRED if over in BOTH width (11’) and length (75’) - Per City of York Codified Ordinance §513.08, section (f)6.
  • Permit Fees:  $50.00 PERMIT FEE/MOVEMENT * PLUS: Fifty [$.50] for each 1,000 pounds (or fraction thereof) over & above 80,000 pounds gross vehicle weight per movement - Per City of York Codified Ordinance §513.08, section (c)3.
  • The permit is valid for five (5) calendar) days after the date of issuance Per City of York Codified Ordinance §513.08, section (c)4.
  • Hours of Operation:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (1) Oversized vehicle movements may be conducted within the City between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday, with the following exceptions: Holidays (see below)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (2) Pursuant to Section 179.10, paragraph 7(iii) of Title 67, Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, oversized movements will be allowed within the City between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., provided that the movement is accompanied by front and rear escort vehicles, and that additional lighting be in place on all sides and visible from a distance of 1,000 feet. (e)

City of York Offices will be closed on the following dates in 2017:

January 2 - New Year's Day

January 16 - Martin Luther King Day

April 14 - Good Friday

May 29 - Memorial Day

July 4 - Independence Day

September 4 - Labor Day

November 23 & 24 - Thanksgiving Day & the Day After

December 22 & 25 - Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 

2017 Holiday Travel Restrictions


Oversize Vehicles Documents

Permit Application »