Oversize/Overweight Loads, Movement of Habitable Structures
The city is updating the ordinance regulating oversize or overweight loads. Learn more.
Load originating outside of Scottsdale?
You'll need a Letter of Authorization
(these rules also apply to annual permits)
Load starting and/or completing within Scottsdale?
- Permit Application Form (pdf/105kb/1p)
- Application Instructions
- Approval Flow Chart (pdf/32kb/1p)
- Permit Fees (fees change yearly on July 1)
- Overdimesional/Overweight Tolerances
Overweight Axle Group Chart (pdf/141kb/2pp)
A Permit is Required
No person shall operate or move, or cause another to operate or move, a vehicle or load which exceeds the legal size or weight limitations set by Arizona Revised Statutes Title 28, Chapter 3, Article 18 , and Scottsdale Revised Code Chapter 17, Article 7, on streets and highways within and under the jurisdiction of the city of without having first obtained a permit from the city. No fee is charged for a permit to move a vehicle or load that originates in another jurisdiction unless the load destination is Scottsdale. The retrun trip will require a paid Scottsdale permit.
Any vehicle, habitable structure, or load moved upon City streets or highways without a valid permit shall be parked clear of traffic until such time as the requirements of this article are met and a permit is issued.
The applicant shall provide proof that all vehicles are properly registered in accordance with the applicable laws of the State of Arizona and provide satisfactory evidence of financial responsibility for all vehicles used in the move.
Notify and obtain the written permission of the owners of all traffic signals, traffic signs, overhead lines, or any other property subject to disturbance or damage by the moving operation. The applicant shall be responsible for the restoration of any public or private property disturbed or damaged by the moving operation.
The applicant is required to submit for review the State of Arizona envelope permit and/or an actual vehicle inspection prior to issuing a City of Scottsdale Letter of Authorization.
Barricade Plans, if required, must be approved by the city prior to the issuing of a permit.
Liability for damage
Any person who operates or causes another to operate any vehicle upon any street under the jurisdiction of the City of Scottsdale shall be liable for all damage to any street, light, sign or other property of the city as a result of illegally operating such vehicle or as a result of operating, driving, or moving any vehicle or load which exceeds the legal size or weight limitations set by Arizona Revised Statutes Title 28, Chapter 3, Article 18, even if authorized by a special permit issued.