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Fines for oversize violations in Washington.

  • For Overdimension Only infractions, a fine of $122.00 is applicable. Regarding Overweight Fines:

  • First Offense: A basic penalty of not less than fifty dollars.

  • Second Offense: A basic penalty of not less than seventy-five dollars.

  • Third or Subsequent Offense: A basic penalty of not less than one hundred dollars.

  • In addition to the basic penalties, fines are imposed based on the weight exceeding the permit weight as follows:

  • One pound through four thousand pounds overweight incurs a fine of three cents per pound.

  • Four thousand one pounds through ten thousand pounds overweight: One hundred twenty dollars plus twelve cents per pound for each additional pound over four thousand pounds overweight.

  • Ten thousand one pounds through fifteen thousand pounds overweight: Eight hundred forty dollars plus sixteen cents per pound for each additional pound over ten thousand pounds overweight.

  • Fifteen thousand one pounds through twenty thousand pounds overweight: One thousand six hundred forty dollars plus twenty cents per pound for each additional pound over fifteen thousand pounds overweight.

  • Twenty thousand one pounds and more overweight: Two thousand six hundred forty dollars plus thirty cents per pound for each additional pound over twenty thousand pounds overweight.

  • Furthermore, a minimum fine of $150 is imposed, and upon a second violation within a twelve-month period involving the same power unit, the registration may be suspended for not less than 30 days. Fines are calculated based on permit weight, and the permit becomes void if violated. Operators may be fined for either an over axle or over gross violation, whichever results in the greater fine. It's prohibited for drivers to shift the load to avoid an over axle citation.

           Weight                                         

1 – 4,000 lbs

4,001 – 10,000 lbs

10,001 – 15,000 lbs

15,001 – 20,000 lbs

20,001 and over

Fine

$.03 per pound overweight

$120 + $.12 per pound overweight

$840 + $.16 per pound overweight

$1640 + $.20 per pound overweight

$2640 + $.30 per pound overweight

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.

980-414-6611

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Department of Transportation Commercial Vehicle Services
P.O. Box 47367 Olympia, WA 98504-7367
Commercial Vehicle Services
7345 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98504-7367
Permits: (360) 704-6340

Hours of Business

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