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Self-Propelled Off Road Equipment Permit

SelfPropelledOffRoadEquipTxDMV issues a single-trip permit for the movement of self-propelled off-road equipment exceeding Texas legal size and weight limits. Single-trip permits may only be used for one movement, during the times specified on the permit, from a specific point of origin to a specific destination.

Self-propelled off road equipment operating under this permit must meet the following requirements:

  • Weight per inch of tire width does not exceed 650 pounds
  • Weight per axle does not exceed 45,000 pounds
  • All wheels have a minimum rim diameter of 25 inches
  • Minimum spacing between axles, measured from center of axle to center of axle, is not less than 12 feet
  • Equipment must be empty.

Note: Equipment moving under this permit may not travel on controlled access highways.

Texas Size and Weight Limits

How to Apply

txprosApply online
through TxPROS


You may also:

  • Download and submit Form 106, General Permit Fax Application by fax to (512) 465-4248
  • Call (800) 299-1700

Payment information must be provided with the permit application.

TxPROS Information and Tutorials

106 General Permit Facsimile Application

Operating Authority Requirements

Prior to permit issuance, you must have a permit bond in the amount of $10,000 on file with TxDMV.

Permit Surety Bonds

Fees & Payment Information

The permit fee is $60.
In addition to the permit fee, a highway maintenance fee is required for loads exceeding 80,000 pounds. Highway maintenance fees are listed in the table below: 

Gross Weight in Pounds Highway Maintenance Fee Permit Fee Total Fee
80,001 - 120,000 $150 $60 $210
120,001 - 160,000 $225 $60 $285
160,001 - 200,000 $300 $60 $360
200,001 - above* $375 $60 $435

*Vehicles and loads with a combined gross vehicle weight exceeding 200,000 pounds must have at least 95 feet of total axle spacing. A vehicle supervision fee of $35 will be charged, in addition to the permit fee and highway maintenance fee, for loads exceeding 200,000 pounds.
Fees are payable by:

  • MasterCard, VISA, Discover or American Express (a service charge of 25 cents per permit plus 2.25 percent will be added.)
  • Funds deposited in a pre-established escrow account
  • FirstPay Account established through Frost Bank San Antonio (
  • Automated Clearing House (ACH) – Electronic Check (only accepted when ordering online through TxPROS)
  • Personal check, business check, cashier's check or money order, payable to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Cash (MUST be delivered to a TxDMV Regional Service Center)

A permit fee will not be refunded after the permit number has been issued unless such refund is necessary to correct an error made by the Motor Carrier Division.

Escrow Accounts

More Information

  • General escort and equipment requirements apply to both permitted and escort vehicles.
  • Review your permit for specific curfews and conditions that apply to your load and movement.

Escort and Equipment Requirements

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