$15,000 Over Axle and Over Gross Weight Tolerance Permit Bond
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How much does a $15,000 over axle or over gross weight permit bond cost in Texas?
A $15,000 over axle permit or overweight permit bond is required by the Texas Department of Transportation and costs $100. This permit bond is issued instantly for all applicants. A 25% discount is available for subsequent years if multiple years of coverage are purchased. Simply click Buy Now to purchase your permit bond directly through our site using our secure bond checkout.
If you transport oversize or super heavy loads, visit our Texas oversize permit bond page.
What is an over axle or over gross weight permit bond?
An over axle or over gross weight permit bond is a type of surety bond that allows the movement of divisible commodities. By posting a Texas over axle and over gross weight tolerance permit bond, principals (permit holders) pledge to make payment to the Texas Department of Transportation and to the counties for any and all damages that may be sustained to any highway. These bonds ensure principals comply with the provisions of Chapter 623.011 of the Transportation Code.
Texas over axle and over gross weight tolerance permit bonds remain in effect indefinitely as long as the permit holder pays their annual premium to renew the bond. The surety can cancel the bond at any time by giving written notice to the Texas Department of Transportation 30 days prior to the proposed cancellation date. The surety remains liable for any claims made against the bond during this 30-day period. This permit bond is an annual permit that expires one year from the “movement to begin” date.
How to get an annual Texas over axle and over gross weight permit
The application process differs slightly depending on the type of cargo being carried. However, there are two requirements to be met by all applicants prior to receiving a permit.
- Complete the 1751 Over Axle and Over Gross Weight Tolerance Permit Application (applications may be completed online via the Texas Permitting and Routing Optimization System if paying by credit card, Escrow, or First Pay.) You may also download and submit Form 1751, Over Axle/Over Gross Weight Tolerance Permit Application by fax to (512) 465-4257 or by mail to the appropriate address listed on the application form.
- Submit payment with the application. There is an upfront fee of $95, plus additional costs based on the number of counties in which the applicant is seeking a permit. Details are provided in section 2 of the application form.
All bond forms and letters must be original; electronic copies are not accepted.
Vehicles and/or vehicle combinations may not exceed Texas legal size limits. Vehicles moving under this permit bond may travel on county roads and state-maintained roadways, excluding the Interstate Highway System, in those counties selected on the permit application.
If it is your first time applying for a nonagricultural permit, applications must be mailed to the Texas DMV with an original signed and sealed Over Axle and Over Gross Weight Tolerance Permit Bond or an original signed Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit with payment.
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