2013 Maryland Code
§ 24-112 - Permits for excess size and weight
(a) (1) The State Highway Administration may issue a permit allowing an oversized vehicle to use the highways in this State.
(2) For each permit issued under this subsection, the State Highway Administration shall charge a fee of not less than $30.
(b) (1) The State Highway Administration may issue a permit allowing an overweight vehicle to use the highways in this State.
(2) For each permit issued under this subsection, the State Highway Administration shall charge a fee of not less than:
(i) $30 for the first 45 tons (90,000 pounds) or less of gross weight of the vehicle; and
(ii) $5 for each additional ton (2,000 pounds) or part of a ton in excess of 45 tons.
(c) The Secretary is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations for the purpose of establishing a schedule of fees for permits issued under this section using dollar amounts that will recover but not exceed the administrative costs associated with issuance and use of the permits, including compliance monitoring.
(d) Each permit issued under this section shall specify:
(1) The maximum size or weight permitted;
(2) The route to be followed; and
(3) The date and hour on which the trip is to be made.
(e) (1) A person may not violate any condition of a permit issued under this section.
(2) A person may not move an oversized or overweight load which requires a permit under this section without first obtaining the permit and having the permit in the person’s possession.
§ 24-112 - 1. Reciprocal agreements
(a) Permitted agreements. -- The State Highway Administration may enter into reciprocal agreements on behalf of this State, with the duly authorized agents of any other state, possession, territory, or commonwealth of the United States or Canada, or the District of Columbia, that provide for:
(1) Issuing permits for nondivisable loads of overweight or oversize vehicles involved in interstate commerce;
(2) Collecting permit fees;
(3) The disbursement of funds collected by the State Highway Administration which are due to other states or jurisdictions based on the respective permit fees charged in those states or jurisdictions; and
(4) Receiving funds from other states or jurisdictions for permit fees collected on behalf of this State.
(b) Prohibited agreements. -- The State Highway Administration may not enter into any reciprocal agreement that would affect this State's permit fees or conflict with any provisions of this title.
(c) Authority of State Highway Administration. -- In exercising the authority granted under this section, the State Highway Administration may:
(1) Enter into regional or national permit agreements pertaining to overweight or oversize vehicles involved in interstate commerce;
(2) Conduct audits to assure compliance with any permit agreement entered into under this section; and
(3) Enforce the provisions set forth in any permit agreement entered into under this section.
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