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Heavy Motor Vehicle Trip Permits
General Information
The heavy motor vehicle trip permit allows operation of unregistered motor vehicles that have a registration weight (loaded or combined*) over 8,000 pounds and for self-propelled fixed load vehicles regardless of weight.
 
* Combined weight means the weight of the vehicle or combination of vehicles and the maximum load it will haul.
 
This trip permit is not for tow vehicles, motor homes, or currently registered farm vehicles.
 
Weight-Mile Tax or Over-Dimensional Permits
Vehicles with a combined weight over 26,000 pounds may be subject to weight-mile tax, and vehicles with a combined weight over 80,000 pounds require an over dimensional permit. You may contact the Motor Carrier Transportation Division at (503) 378-6699 for more information.

Fees
 Duration
Fee​
 10 Consecutive Days​ $43​
 
How to Apply
To apply, you must provide DMV with a request that includes:
  • Your name;
  • Your address;
  • Driver license or ID card number, and state of issuance (if not Oregon); 
  • The year, make and model of the vehicle;
  • Combined weight* (see definition above); 
  • The vehicle identification number (VIN)**;  
  • Insurance company name and policy number (for motor vehicles only, not trailers); and
  • Payment (check made out to "Oregon DMV" or money order). 
** Proof of the VIN is required, if the vehicle is not titled in Oregon, or Oregon DMV has no record of the vehicle. Examples of acceptable proof of the VIN are:
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Insurance card or policy
  • Sales contract
  • Pencil tracing of the VIN
You can purchase DMV issued permits at DMV offices located throughout the state, or from DMV headquarters by mail. If submitting your request by mail, include a letter with all the requirements listed above. 
 
If you have questions or need more information, please contact DMV.

Related Information
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