The oversize/overweight vehicle policy is to allow for permitting legal travel over rights-of-way under the City’s ownership or control for oversize/overweight (OS/OW) vehicle loads doing business within the City of Tempe. Special permit requests must be received by the City atleast two working days prior to the need for issuance of the permit.
Fees/Special Permits for Overweight/Overheight Vehicles
Application fee for excess size..................................................... $15.60
Plus, each 30-day permit issued for excess size............................ $ 31.10
Each permit issued for excess weight............................................$ 26.00
Plus, each 30-day permit issued for excess weight........................ $ 51.85
Pursuant to Resolution No. 2009.41, the City Council approved annual fee adjustments based on the annual United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index—All Urban Consumers, West Region. Such fees will be adjusted each July 1.
The applicant shall follow all requirements including required escorts, hours of travel as required under the permit. No travel shall occur unless permitted during the following hours:
6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – Monday through Friday
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday
In accordance with the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) 28-1103 and A.R.S. 28-1104 and Tempe City Code Sec 19-45, the city of Tempe with respect to highways under its jurisdiction may issue a special permit in writing, authorizing an applicant to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in the Arizona Revised Statutes.
Sec. 19-44 Overweight/oversize vehicle regulations.
(a) Overweight vehicles. The maximum gross weight of vehicles operated upon city streets shall not exceed the gross weights proscribed in the appropriate table of weights applicable to highways under jurisdiction of the State of Arizona by §§ 28-1098, 28-1099 and 28-1100 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.
(b) Oversize vehicles. The maximum height and length of vehicles operated upon city streets shall not exceed the height and length proscribed to highways under the jurisdiction of the State of Arizona by §§ 28-1093, 28-1094, 28-1095 and 28-1097 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.
(c) Exceptions. The prohibitions of paragraphs (a) and (b) shall not apply to vehicles operating pursuant to a special permit issued pursuant to § 19-45.
Sec. 19-45. Special permits for overweight and overheight vehicles.
(a) A special permit shall be required to move any oversize or overweight vehicle, equipment, building or material on city streets.
(b) The traffic engineer or designee will issue the special permit upon payment in full of the fees specified in paragraph (c).
(c) A fee shall be assessed for each permit issued in accordance with the provisions of this section for excess size. A fee shall be assessed for each permit issued in accordance with the provisions of this section for excess weight. If a permit is requested for a motor vehicle which is in excess of both size and weight, the fees applicable for an excess weight permit shall be assessed (see Appendix A).
(d) No fees shall be assessed for any permit issued in accordance with this section for the movement of vehicles or combination of vehicles owned by or subject to a special permit issued by the United States government, the state, any county, city or town.
(e) Such permit shall be carried in the vehicle or combination of vehicles to which it refers and shall be open to inspection by any police officer or authorized agent of any authority granting the permit, and no person or corporation or other business entity shall violate any of the terms or conditions of the special permit.