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Combination Harvest/Winter (Durational) 10 Percent Weight Exemption Permit: Valid from July 15 through March 7. During harvest season, July 15 through November 30, applicable rules shall apply as explained below. During the winter season, December 1 through March 7, sooner if spring weight limits go into effect, applicable rules shall apply as explained below. The permit fee is $250. The permit must be carried in the vehicle to be valid. The 10% weight exemption window decal must be displayed in the lower left corner of the windshield or the permit is invalid. This permit is available to purchase only through October 31.
During the harvest season, the permit allows a vehicle 10% more weight when hauling harvested farm product from the field to the 1st point of storage. Solid waste, sugar beets, and potatoes may be hauled from any location to a point of storage with 10% more weight. The weight exemption permit is valid for 10% over legal axle weights or 10% over legal exterior bridge distance (measurement between extreme axle centers), whichever is more restrictive. The gross vehicle weight (GVW) shall not to exceed 105,500 pounds. The vehicle must be registered for its maximum legal gross vehicle weight. The 10% weight exemption permit cannot be used in conjunction with an equipment approval certificate.
Travel is not allowed on the interstate system, county, township, or city streets. When traveling on state highways posted for 80,000 pounds GVW, the GVW cannot exceed 88,000 pounds. On all other state highways the GVW CANNOT exceed 105,500 pounds GVW. (Gross Vehicle Weight Limitations Map). Travel is not allowed over the following bridge structures:
The 10% weight exemption window decal must be displayed in the lower left corner of the windshield or the permit is invalid. The permit must also be carried in the vehicle to be valid.
AXLE/GROSS WEIGHT LIMITATIONS
Vehicle combinations of six or more axles also qualify for the 10% additional weight as determined by the ND Weight Limitations Chart (pdf).