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Resident Custom Combine Permit

Resident Custom Combine Permit: Residents engaged in custom combining in North Dakota (ND) may purchase a custom combine permit on a ND registered vehicle in lieu of commercial registration and/or overwidth and overheight permits. The permit fee is $25 and is valid for a calendar year.

Residents with ND farm registered vehicles may purchase the custom combine permit in lieu of changing to commercial registration.

Resident custom combiners may use a ND commercially registered vehicle in lieu of obtaining a resident custom combine permit.

All residents engaged in custom combining in North Dakota must comply with the following safety requirements when moving oversize vehicles and/or loads.

  1. Overwidth vehicles and/or loads that do not exceed 14 feet 6 inches:
    • Any overwidth vehicle or load must display red or bright orange flags that shall be mounted on the most practical outside dimension of the overwidth vehicle or load, on the traffic side, front and rear. If one flag is visible from both the front and rear, only one flag would be required. All flags shall be at least 12 inches by 12 inches and shall be made of red or bright orange cloth or other suitable material; or
    • The overwidth vehicle or load may be followed by a vehicle with lighted flashing lights that are visible from the rear for a minimum distance of 500 feet; or
    • The overwidth vehicle, or vehicle towing or hauling the overwidth load, must be equipped with a lighted rotating or flashing amber light(s) that is visible from the rear for a minimum distance of 500 feet.
  2. Overwidth vehicles and/or loads that exceed 14 feet 6 inches:
    • A red or bright orange flag that is at least 12 inches by 12 inches in size shall be mounted on a pole showing the extreme outside width and height on the traffic side of the load. If one flag is not clearly visible from the front and rear, then flags must be mounted on both the front and rear of the vehicle; or
    • The overwidth movement shall be preceded and followed by pilot cars equipped with lighted rotating or flashing amber lights mounted on top of the highest part of the vehicle that are visible for a minimum distance of 500 feet; or
    • The vehicle, or vehicle towing or hauling the load, shall be equipped with a lighted rotating or flashing amber light(s) that is visible from the front and rear for a minimum distance of 500 feet.

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