To get an overweight, overlength or oversize permit, you must contact the N.C. Department of Transportation’s
Central Permit Unit in Raleigh.
Please have the following information ready when you call:
Applicant's name, address and telephone number
Type of vehicle (tractor/trailer or truck) being used for haul
Gross weight, gross licensed weight and total number axles of combination
Length (overall length is from the front of the truck to the back of the trailer including overhang of load, if any)
Front and rear overhangs (if any)
Commodity transported or towed
Origin, destination, requested routes of travel, including route numbers
Trailer license number and state with which it is registered, truck license number and state in which it is registered
If moving a mobile home, its serial number
After ordering a permit from the Central Permit Unit, a pre-issue will be printed at the local NCDOT office you provided at the time of application. Please call that office before pickup to ensure the office has received your issue. A fee ranging from $12 to $36 will be charged upon receipt of permit.
House moves are processed through local NCDOT transportation divisions and district offices and require the same information as single-trip permits.
Permittees must notify local law enforcement and officials and arrange an escort from the N.C. State Highway Patrol.
The application fee to move a house is $20. If the application is approved, there is no fee for the permit. House moves should be done by licensed house movers.
For reference purposes, a copy of permit applications may be obtained from the local NCDOT office.