2020 Indiana Code
Title 9. Motor Vehicles
Article 20. Size and Weight Regulation
Chapter 14. Special Restrictions Concerning Tractor-Mobile Home Rigs and Required Permits
9-20-14-2. Conditions for Granting Permits; Local Authorities; Jurisdiction; Fees

Universal Citation: IN Code § 9-20-14-2 (2020)

Sec. 2. (a) The Indiana department of transportation or any agency or political subdivision of the state designated by the Indiana Department of Transportation shall grant a permit to operate a tractor-mobile home rig on a highway to a person upon the following conditions and upon the rules that the Indiana Department of Transportation prescribes:

(1) The tractor-mobile home rig must be operated in a manner that will not impede traffic or increase the hazard to traffic.

(2) The tractor-mobile home rig may be operated only on days other than Sunday and the legal holidays that the Indiana department of transportation prescribes. The tractor-mobile home rig may be operated between one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise and one-half (1/2) hour after sunset on any weekday, and between one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise and noon on Saturday.

(3) The tractor-mobile home rig may be operated only over the roads or highways in the state highway system, including, except to the extent provided in section 5 of this chapter, the routes designated as federal highways and the state maintained routes through cities and towns. The tractor-mobile home rig may not extend past the center line of those roads and highways.

(4) The person to whom the permit is granted shall present satisfactory evidence of the person's financial responsibility, as provided in IC 9-25, to the granting authority.

(5) If in use as a towing vehicle component of a tractor-mobile home rig, the towing vehicle for which the permit is granted must have a wheelbase of not less than one hundred twenty (120) inches.

(6) A permit granted for the towing vehicle component of a tractor-mobile home rig may be suspended or revoked by the Indiana department of transportation for violation of any of the conditions of the permit set forth in this section.

(7) The towing vehicle may be operated only over the roads or highways approved by the authority granting the permits.

(b) Except as provided in section 5 of this chapter, this section does not prevent a local authority with respect to highways and roads under the authority's jurisdiction from granting permission to operate a tractor-mobile home rig on roads and highways under the authority's jurisdiction that are not highways in the state highway system or state maintained routes through cities and towns.

(c) Except as provided in subsections (d) and (e), the fee for a person that is not a mobile home or sectionalized building retail dealer to move a tractor-mobile home rig under this section is ten dollars ($10) per trip.

(d) Notwithstanding subsection (c), a person that is not a mobile home or sectionalized building retail dealer may purchase a quarterly permit for unlimited trips during the quarter to move a tractor-mobile home rig under this section. The fee for a quarterly permit is two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

(e) Notwithstanding subsection (c), a person that is not a mobile home or sectionalized building retail dealer may purchase an annual permit for unlimited trips during the year to move a tractor-mobile home rig under this section. The fee for an annual permit is one thousand dollars ($1,000).

(f) The fee for a person that is a mobile home or sectionalized building retail dealer to move tractor-mobile home rigs under this section is forty dollars ($40). The fee shall be paid annually.

[Pre-1991 Recodification Citation: 9-8-1-8; Pre-2016 Revision Citations: 9-29-6-7; subsection (f) formerly 9-29-6-8.]

As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.8. Amended by P.L.125-1993, SEC.1; P.L.119-1995, SEC.4; P.L.198-2016, SEC.351.

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