Department of Public Works



(Extralegal load 320.5 C.V.C.)


1. LIMIT OF AUTHORIZATION.   (Ref. Los Angeles Municipal Code 62.135 to 62.150).  This permit is valid only within the limits of the City of Los Angeles.  It is valid on all City streets and State Highways under city maintenance except those streets shown on the attached list of prohibited streets or any street which has a posted weight limit which is less than the gross weight of the permitted load.
2. COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS.   The requirements of the California Vehicle Code and any other applicable laws must be complied with in all particulars, except as specifically provided herein.
3. MAXIMUM LENGTH AND HEIGHT.   The maximum allowable length for a vehicle or its load to qualify for an annual permit shall be no more than 110'. The maximum allowable height for a vehicle or its load to qualify for an annual permit shall be no more than 16'.
4. OVERWIDTH VEHICLES.   The maximum allowable width for a vehicle or its load to qualify for an annual permit shall be 14' 6" (14 ft. 6 in.). A warning sign reading " CAUTION - WIDE LOAD" or "CAUTION - EXCESSIVE WIDTH" in block letters not less than four inches high, must be prominently displayed on the vehicle at all times when the vehicle or its load is over eight feet six inches wide.  When traveling during the hours of darkness, these signs must be illuminated with electric lights, unless they have been constructed with a background or letters of suitable reflectorized material to be readily visible to approaching traffic.   At no time shall any fixture (mirrors, etc.) extend beyond the 14' 6" (14 ft. 6 in.) maximum width.
5. EQUIPMENT TO BE MOVED.   No more than one piece of equipment may be transported at a time unless specifically authorized.
6. KEEP TO RIGHT OF CENTER LINE.   This load must be kept to the right of the center line at all times and must stay off shoulders except when entering or leaving the highway or when necessary to allow trailing traffic to pass on narrow or winding roads.
7. CLEARANCE RESPONSIBILITY.   The permittee is responsible for checking the route for adequate overhead and side clearances.
8. OPERATING DAYS AND HOURS.   Moving is prohibited on Mondays through Fridays during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, moving is prohibited during the hours of 12 noon to 12 midnight.  This permit is not valid on Sunday or on the following holidays - New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day unless specifically authorized by the Board of Public Works.
9. PARKING OF VEHICLE.   Permittee shall not, during restricted hours or at any other time, stand or park the permitted vehicle on any street in violation of posted parking restrictions.   Permittee shall not park the vehicle where it crates a hazard or traffic obstruction.  If the move fail to reach its destination prior to the commencement of a restricted movement period, the operator shall, using reasonable car and precaution to prevent traffic disruption, proceed to the nearest location suitable for parking and shall remain parked for the duration of the restricted period.
10. PERMIT TO BE CARRIED IN THE VEHICLE AND OPEN TO INSPECTION.    This permit shall be carried in the vehicles to which it refers and shall be available for inspection by any inspector of the Board of Public Works for the City of Los Angeles, any peace officer or traffic officer, or any authorized agent of the California State Department of Transportation charged with the care or protection of the highways.


CW/os (Rev. 06/16/2006)