ConnDOT announces changes to OS/OW permitting

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has announced some changes for Oversize/Overweight vehicle permitting which went into effect last night (Thursday, March 25). The changes are as follows:

Change to Annual Divisible Permit effective period

  • Annual Divisible Permits will now be valid for one year from the effective start date of the permit. This is to better align with the DMV registration system. Annual Divisible Permits will no longer be tied to a set start and termination date (May 1 to April 30 of the following year).

Change to Annual and Monthly Divisible Permit – Vehicle Data Collection

  • For Tractor/Dump-Trailer combination Divisible Load permits, the system will no longer require the entry of trailer information. The permit will now be issued to a specific tractor and can be paired with any other legally registered trailer that conforms to all federal, state, and local requirements. This eliminates the need for a separate permit for every possible combination pairing.

End-of-Period Notification for Period-Based Permits

  • The system will automatically send an email notification identifying which permits are set to expire in the following month for each carrier. The email address to be used is the same as the email address identified on the permit.

Minor Function/Procedural Message Additions

  • New pop-up text boxes have been added to clarify system functionality requirements.

For specific information or inquiries, contact the Oversize / Overweight Vehicle Permit office.