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Fines for oversize violations in Maine.

  • Despite section 101, subsection 85, individuals guilty of exceeding vehicle weight limits face penalties outlined in this section.

  • When both gross and axle weight limits are surpassed, the penalty is determined by the violation incurring the higher fine.

  • For violations of section 2355, a minimum fine must also be imposed for any other applicable violation of section 2355 according to subsection 9.

  • On the Interstate Highway System, the minimum fine for exceeding gross vehicle weight or axle weight limits is $60, plus court costs, and cannot be waived.

  • On all other highways, the minimum fine for such violations is $30.

  • Operating a motor vehicle in violation of any axle or group of axles weight provision or gross vehicle weight is a traffic infraction if the vehicle is:

A. Exceeding the allowed basic weight by 1% to 10%

B. Exceeding the allowed basic weight by 11% to 20%

C. Exceeding the allowed basic weight by 21% to 30%

D. Exceeding the allowed basic weight by 31% to 40%

E. Exceeding the allowed basic weight by 41% to 50%

F. Exceeding the allowed basic weight by more than 50%.


1 – 10%

11 – 20%

21 – 30%

31 – 40%

41 – 50%

More than 50%



$10 for each percent

$100 + $65 for each percent over 10%

$750 + $75 for each percent over 20%

$1,500 + $105 for each percent over 30%

$2,550 + $140 for each percent over 40%

$3,950 + $180 for each percent over 50%

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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