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Escort Requirements:


  • Greater than 12' and less than 16' requires 1 escort.

  • Width of 16' and less than 20' requires 1 escort and a police escort.

  • Width of 20' or more requires 2 police escorts.


  • Greater than 80' but less than 125' requires 1 escort.

  • Length of 125' and less than 150' requires 1 escort and a police escort.

  • Length greater than 150' requires 2 police escorts.


  • 15' or more requires 1 escort (Lead).


Night Moves:

  • One or more Maine State Police officers must be present to escort overdimensional vehicles moving at night.

*The above regulations specifically apply to movements of objects that are not mobile or modular homes.

Escort vehicle requirements can vary widely from state to state, encompassing mandatory driver qualifications, training, certifications, vehicle weights, mandatory signage, flags, lighting specifications, essential onboard equipment, and other factors. The SafeGuard team is well-equipped to furnish you with comprehensive information on any additional requirements specific to your designated route.



Department of State
Bureau of Motor Vehicle
Overlimit Permit Unit
29 State House Station
Augusta, Maine, 04333-0029
PHONE: (207) 624-9000 ext. 52134
Overlimit Permits online service is available 24 hours a day
with either a credit card or Overlimit Permit Billing Account
FAX: (207) 622-5332

Hours of Business

Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern time)

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