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Fines for oversize violations in Wisconsin.

  • Individuals who violate section 348.17 (2) or 348.19 (3) may face a penalty ranging from $50 to $100 upon the first conviction, and between $100 and $200 for the second or subsequent conviction within a 12-month period. It is stated as the public policy of the state that prosecutions for overweight violations should, whenever feasible, target the person holding authority, certificates, licenses, or permits demonstrating operating privileges from the department, which may be subject to cancellation or revocation proceedings.

  • In cases involving a combination of tractor and trailer or semitrailer, the individual in the principal or employer role to the tractor driver is liable for violations of sections 348.15 to 348.17, alongside the owner possessing authority, certificates, licenses, or permits from the state. It is considered a violation of sections 348.15 to 348.17 for the owner or any other person directing the vehicle operator to require or allow the operation of such a vehicle on a highway contrary to sections 348.15 to 348.17.

  • However, this provision does not apply to individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, or corporations primarily engaged in leasing vehicles, including trailers and semitrailers. Prosecutions against such entities shall target the lessee of the vehicle.

  • Upon conviction of violating sections 348.15 to 348.17 or any local ordinance conforming to these sections, or any ordinance enacted under section 349.15 (3), the court clerk or judge, within 48 hours of conviction, must forward a record of conviction to the department. Forfeiture of bail or appearance money, or payment of a fine, constitutes a conviction under this section.

  • For the first conviction within the year, the fine will range from fifty ($50) to two hundred ($200) dollars. Additionally, for the first conviction within the year, the fine will include the aforementioned costs plus the following:

           Weight                                         

1 – 2,000 lbs

2,001 – 3,000 lbs

3,001 – 4,000 lbs

4,001 – 5,000 lbs

5,001 lbs and over

Fine

$.01 cents per pound overweight

$.03 cents per pound overweight

$.05 cents per pound overweight

$.08 cents per pound overweight

$.15 cents per pound overweight

For the second conviction in the year the fine will be between one hundred ($100) and three hundred ($300) dollars plus the following:

           Weight                                         

1 – 2,000 lbs

2,001 – 3,000 lbs

3,001 – 4,000 lbs

4,001 – 5,000 lbs

5,001 lbs and over

Fine

$.02 cents per pound overweight

$.05 cents per pound overweight

$.08 cents per pound overweight

$.12 cents per pound overweight

$.18 cents 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.

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Department of Transportation Bureau of Highway Maintenance
Permit Section
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, Wl 53707-7980
PHONE: (608) 266-7320

Hours of Business

7:45 AM - 4:15 PM (Central time)

980-414-6611

For the first conviction in the year the fine will be between fifty ($50) and two hundred ($200) dollars. For the first conviction in the year the fine will be the above costs plus the following:

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