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Transportation Permits

Transportation Permits are required when a vehicle and/or vehicle load is larger than 8’6” in width, 14’ in height, 40’ in length (single unit) or 65’ in length (combo unit). Transportation Permits are issued on a single trip or annual basis, and are enforced by City police and the California Highway Patrol.

Transportation Permits are only issued upon payment of the permit application fee, and after the planned route and vehicle load have been examined for possible safety and traffic conflicts. The current fee for a Single Trip Permit application is $16.00, and the current fee for an Annual Permit application is $90.00. 

Online Transportation Permit Application and Issuance

The City of Sacramento is now processing Transportation Permit applications with a web-based program, the City's on-line Citizen Portal. The program allows for online payment for permit applications, permit review, and permit issuance. The City's goal for the program is to offer a more secure, reliable, and easy to use system for application and issuance of Transportation Permits.

Transportation Permit applications and fee payment can be submitted on-line using the following link or web address:

APPLY FOR A TRANSPORTATION PERMIT

https://aca.accela.com/sacramento

Instructions for setting up a new account and entering permit information and payment can be found here:

Permit applications can also be submitted in person at the Department of Public Works counter at City Hall:

Department of Public Works
915 I Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

To submit a permit at City Hall, please use the application forms in the resources section below.

Notices

Transportation Permit Fee Increases

Effective 07/01/2018, the application fee for a Single Trip Transportation Permit has increased from $15.00 to $16.00, and the application fee for an Annual Transportation Permit has increased from $70.00 to $90.00.

The existing Transportation Permit fees of $15.00 per single trip permit and $70.00 per annual permit had not changed in over 25 years. Permit fees were not sufficient to cover costs associated with administering the Transportation Permit Program. Section 35795 of the State Vehicle Code limits local agency Transportation Permit fees to the fee amounts set by the State of California for their permit program. Current State transportation permit fees are $16.00 per single trip permit and $90.00 per annual. The fee change increased the City's Transportation Permit fees to the State rate of $16.00 per single trip and $90.00 per annual permit to begin to align fee revenues received with program costs.

Online Transportation Permit Application and Issuance

The City of Sacramento is now processing Transportation Permit applications with a web-based program. Applications began to be submitted through the City's on-line Citizen Portal in August 2018, and eventually all Transportation Permits will be issued using the program. See above for more information.

Other Notices

Resources