5501:2-1-10 Schedule of fees and payment procedure.

(A) Permits are generally issued for one-way movements and the application processing fee is based on one-way movements. The application processing fee consists of the basic processing charge plus each unit of surcharge that is applicable to that movement. The application fee for one-way movements is as follows:

(1) Basic processing charge: ten dollars

(2) Units of surcharge to be added where applicable:

(a) Overweight up to one hundred twenty thousand pounds gross vehicle weight:

one hundred twenty-five dollars

Return trip:

sixty-five dollars

(b) Overweight exceeding one hundred twenty thousand pounds gross vehicle weight:

one hundred twenty-five dollars plus four cents per ton, over sixty tons, per mile traveled

Return trip:

sixty-five dollars plus four cents per ton, over sixty tons, per mile traveled.

(c) Overall width up to fourteen feet and/or overall height up to fourteen feet six inches:

fifty-five dollars

Return trip:

thirty-five dollars

(d) Overall width in excess of fourteen feet and/or overall height in excess of fourteen feet, six inches:

one hundred twenty-five dollars

Return trip:

sixty-five dollars

(e) Multi-state permit, overweight up to one hundred twenty thousand pounds gross vehicle weight:

one hundred twenty-five dollars

(f) Multi-state permit, overall width up to fourteen feet and overall height up to fourteen feet, six inches:

fifty-five dollars

(g) Emergency trip:

two hundred forty dollars

Return trip:

one hundred fifteen dollars

(h) Steel or aluminum coil single trip permit:

fifty-five dollars

(i) Permit revision fee: ten dollars

In addition to the basic revision fee, if the revision is to a permit under paragraph (A)(2)(b) or (A)(2)(d) of this rule, the additional fee is forty dollars.

(B) If a movement is both overweight and over width and/or over height, only the basic processing fee as set forth in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule and the overweight surcharge set forth in paragraph (A)(2)(a) or (A)(2)(b) of this rule is applicable to the movement.

(C) In accordance with paragraph (E) of rule 5501:2-1-03 of the Administrative Code, the basic processing charge and units of surcharge fees are waived for federal, state, local governments, and political subdivisions. If the overweight and over width and/or over height movement is in conjunction with a bona fide public construction project for any federal, state, local governments or political subdivision, the applicable unit of surcharge will be waived by the department for a qualifying permit applicant.

(D) Continuing permits are only issued for repeated movements of the same vehicle, including any approved load and axle spacing, over the same routing between the same two locations. The total application processing fee consists of the basic processing charge plus each unit of surcharge that is applicable to that movement. The application fee for continuing permits is as follows:

(1) Basic processing charge: ten dollars

(2) Units of surcharge to be added where applicable:

(a) Overweight up to one hundred twenty thousand pounds gross vehicle weight:

four hundred ninety dollars

Return trip:

two hundred fifty dollars

(b) Overweight exceeding one hundred twenty thousand pounds gross vehicle weight:

four hundred ninety dollars plus four cents per ton, over sixty tons, per mile traveled

Return trip:

two hundred fifty dollars plus four cents per ton, over sixty tons, per mile traveled

(c) Overall width up to fourteen feet and/or overall height up to fourteen feet six inches:

two hundred forty dollars

Return trip:

one hundred twenty-five dollars

(d) Steel or aluminum coil continuing trip permit:

one hundred fifteen dollars

(e) Permit revision fee: ten dollars

In addition to the basic revision fee, if the revision is to a permit under paragraph (A)(2)(b) or (A)(2)(d) of this rule, the additional fee is forty dollars

(E) If a movement is both overweight and over width and/or over height, only the basic processing fee as set forth in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule and the overweight surcharge set forth in paragraph (C)(2)(a) or (C)(2)(b) of this rule is applicable to the movement.

(F) In accordance with paragraph (E) of rule 5501:2-1-03 of the Administrative Code, the basic processing charge and units of charge fees for continuing permits are waived for federal, state, local governments, and political subdivisions. If the overweight and over width and/or over height movement is in conjunction with a bona fide public construction project for any federal, state, local governments or political subdivision, the applicable unit of surcharge for a continuing permit will be waived by the department for a qualifying permit applicant.

(G) Construction equipment permit application processing fee.

Construction equipment permits are only issued for repeated movements of the same vehicle, including trailer and/or equipment or machinery, whose width does not exceed twelve feet and whose weight, length and height do not exceed the limitations of sections 5577.02 to 5577.05 of the Revised Code. The total application processing fee consists of the basic processing charge only. Therefore, the application processing fee for construction equipment permits

is one hundred dollars.

(H) Farm equipment permit application processing fee. Farm equipment permits are issued for the unlimited number of movements of farm machinery and equipment to or from a farm or between two farm implement dealers. The farm equipment shall be part of an over-dimension vehicle whose maximum weight, length and height do not exceed the limitations specified in sections 5577.02 to 5577.05 of the Revised Code and whose width is fourteen feet or less. The application processing fee for farm equipment permits is one hundred dollars.

(I) Manufactured building permit application processing fee. Manufactured building permits are issued for an unlimited number of movements of a manufactured building or manufactured building component. The manufactured building shall be part of an over dimension vehicle whose maximum weight, length, and height do not exceed the limitations specified in sections 5577.02 to 5577.05 of the Revised Code. The application processing fee for manufactured building permits

is one hundred dollars.

(J) Marina permit is issued for the unlimited number of movements of boats to and from a point of storage, repair or launch, not to exceed three hundred sixty-five calendar days. The permitted vehicle shall be part of an over dimension vehicle whose maximum weight does not exceed the limitations specified in sections 5577.02 to 5577.04 of the Revised Code and whose width is fourteen feet or less, and whose load length is sixty-five or less, and whose overall length is seventy-five feet or less. The pick-up and delivery may not exceed a ten mile radius of state point of origin over state and U.S. highways. Movement is not authorized on fully controlled or limited access highways. Power unit may consist of an agriculture tractor or land tug. Such vehicle must have a three digit unit number clearly displayed. Maximum operating height is not to exceed four inches below the least vertical clearance for overhead obstructions on the route, but in no case shall the operating height exceed fourteen feet, six inches. The permit fee for marina permits is

one hundred dollars.

(K) Michigan legal permit is issued for an overweight vehicle for movement between a specified point in Williams, Fulton or Lucas counties in Ohio and the Michigan border, over prescribed routes. The permitted weight shall be based on the state of Michigan's weight law, with a gross vehicle weight not to exceed one hundred fifty-four thousand pounds, and shall have sufficient number of axles to meet the Michigan weight law. For a vehicle up to one hundred twenty thousand pounds gross vehicle weight, the application processing fee for a ninety day permit shall be one hundred twenty-five which consists of the basic processing charge of ten dollars and a surcharge of one hundred and fifteen dollars. For a vehicle exceeding one hundred twenty thousand pounds gross vehicle weight, the application processing fee for a ninety day permit shall be one hundred sixty-five dollars which consists of the basic processing charge of ten dollars and a surcharge of one hundred and fifty-five dollars.

(L) Boat permit is issued for a vehicle hauling a trailer designed and used for the transportation of boats. The permitted vehicle shall be part of an over dimension vehicle whose maximum weight, length and height do not exceed the limitations specified in sections 5577.02 to 5577.05 of the Revised Code and whose width is twelve feet or less. Vehicles used to haul an oversize load must meet all safety and operational requirements of the state of Ohio, must be capable of safely handling the load and must be able to maintain minimum speeds. The application processing fee for boat permits is one hundred dollars.

(M) If the movement will require special work by the department such as special traffic control or special engineering analysis, the applicant will be responsible for the reimbursement of the total direct costs incurred by the department in the performance of such special work. The director will estimate the total direct costs to be incurred by the department and the applicant shall deposit this amount with the department in the form of cash, check, or money order prior to the performance of such work by the department. If the special work is not performed, the entire deposit will be returned to the applicant. If the work is performed and the total direct cost is less than the amount on deposit, then any excess will be returned to the applicant. If the work is performed and the total direct cost is greater than the amount on deposit, then the applicant will be billed for the deficiency. This fee for special work is in addition to the permit fees specified in this rule.

(N) The minimum liability insurance or the surety bond that each applicant must obtain as evidence of financial responsibility under paragraph (D) of rule 5501:2-1-02 of the Administrative Code shall be five hundred thousand dollars. In the event that the director determines that the risk to the transportation system exceeds these minimum amounts, he may increase the required level of financial responsibility required under this rule to that amount which he determines to be sufficient to meet the increased level of risk.

(O) The procedure for payment of permit fees is as follows:

(1) Direct payment may be made by cash, credit card, check or money order. Checks and money orders must be made payable to the treasurer of state, c/o Ohio department of transportation. At the discretion of the director, a third party processor service may be utilized for credit card transactions.

(2) An advance payment account may be established by depositing with the special hauling permits section in Columbus an amount sufficient to cover estimated fees for up to a six-month period. The deposit should be made by check or money order, made payable to the treasurer of state, c/o Ohio department of transportation. As permits are issued, the actual fees will be deducted from the account, with the current balance accessible through the department's internet based permit system. The balance in the account will be returned to the depositor along with a record of fee payments upon his request or if the account remains inactive for a period of six months.

(P) Requests for the refunding of the permit application processing fees specified in paragraph (A), (B), (C) or (D) of this rule shall be made to the director in writing by the person who signed the original application. This request must state the justification for the refund. Refunds will not be granted for any cause arising from applicant error in completing and submitting the application. Refunds will be granted where the department was in error or where a permit could not be granted for the sole reason that an acceptable route for the requested movement could not be determined.

Effective: 01/27/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/12/2013 and 09/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4513.34
Rule Amplifies: 4513.34
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/82, 5/15/83, 9/8/03, 10/16/08, 3/23/09, 06/11/09