2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-1128 - Extensions of weight limits; fees

46.2-1128. Extensions of weight limits; fees.

The owner of any motor vehicle may obtain an extension of single axle, tandemaxle, and gross weight set forth in this article by purchasing an overloadpermit for such vehicle. The permit shall extend the single axle weight limitof 20,000 pounds, tandem axle weight limit of 34,000 pounds, and gross weightlimit based on axle spacing and number of axles on such vehicle. However, nosuch permit shall authorize the operation of a motor vehicle whose grossweight exceeds 84,000 pounds, nor shall any such permit authorize anyextension of the limitations provided in 46.2-1127 for interstate highways.

Permits under this section shall be valid for one year and shall be issuedaccording to the following fee schedule:


PercentageFeeforPermit
1%$35
2%75
3%115
4%160
5%200.

The Commissioner shall make the permit available to vehicles registeredoutside the Commonwealth under the same conditions and restrictions which areapplicable to vehicles registered within the Commonwealth. The Commissionermay promulgate regulations governing such permits. Except as provided in thissection and 46.2-1129, no weights in excess of those authorized by lawshall be tolerated.

Vehicles that are registered as farm use vehicles as provided in 46.2-698may operate as authorized under this section without a permit or the paymentof any fee; provided, however, that should such vehicle violate the weightlimits permitted by this section and 46.2-1129, such vehicle shall berequired to apply for and receive a permit and pay the permit fee to operateas authorized in this section.

(1987, c. 695, 46.1-339.01; 1988, c. 669; 1989, c. 727; 1997, c. 283; 2002,c. 265; 2006, c. 534.)

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