Governor Burgum signed an executive order waiving hours of service, weight, width and height restrictions and fees for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay, water and livestock to help North Dakota livestock producers affected by continuing drought conditions. Read the order.  The order went into effect Sept. 22 and was in effect for thirty days; the order was extended for 30 days Nov. 23; and in a Nov. 23 letter extended through Dec. 24. 



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The NDHP Permits System allows the assessment of roadway restrictions in real-time and automatically calculates safe routes and fees. Permits (not subject to approval) are available 24/7. Notifications of changing conditions are sent to drivers with single trip permits to help save travel time and enhance safety.

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Information needed at time of application:

  • Axle spacing measurements (axle center to axle center)

  • Weight per axle

  • Total number of axles - truck and trailer

  • Tire width from sidewall - millimeters or inches

  • Load height, length, and width

  • Overall height, width, length and gross vehicle weight of truck/trailer with load

  • Overhang to front and rear, when applicable

  • Trip details including starting and ending locations

  • Vehicle year and make

  • License plate number and state of issue

  • Vehicle identification number (VIN) - last 8 numbers

  • ND registered gross weight

  • Unit number

  • Track width [a specialized trailer-dual lane or side-by-side dollies required to upload a diagram/schematic with track width] SFN 59716.


Single-trip Permits:


Multiple-trip Permits:


Annual Permits:



Questions or concerns: Help document or email NDHP permits.

NDHP Permit Office: 701-328-2621
ND Department of Transportation building (east entrance facing State Street)
608 East Boulevard Ave, Room 139
Bismarck, ND

Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm central time