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Any load traveling within the City of Chico right-of-way that exceeds the limits specified in the California Vehicle Code “Division 15. SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD,” and also under “Chico Municipal Code Title 10,” may be required to apply for an Oversized Load Permit.  

IF A PERMIT CORRECTION IS REQUESTED BY PERMIT REVIEWER, FOLLOW THE HOW TO SUBMIT PERMIT CORRECTION STEPS AND DO NOT APPLY FOR A NEW PERMIT.

IF THERE IS A PERMIT ERROR AND YOU NEED TO SUBMIT A PERMIT CORRECTION, FOLLOW THE HOW TO SUBMIT PERMIT CORRECTION STEPS AND DO NOT APPLY FOR A NEW PERMIT.

IF THERE IS AN ERROR THAT APPEARS AFTER PAYMENT SUBMISSION, DO NOT PROCEED TO PAY AGAIN.  CLICK F12 AND SEND A SCREENSHOT TO TRAFFIC@CHICOCA.GOV

Required Documents

Oversized Load Permit Application
Oversized Load Permit Conditions
Oversized Load Map

Useful Links

Caltrans Office of Truck Services
Oversized Load Bridge Information
Caltrans Extra Legal Weight Charts 

Annual and Single Trip Permits must be submitted online using the steps displayed below. Faxed permits, mailed, and emailed permits will no longer be accepted as of February 28, 2020. Original copies for Annual Permits are no longer required.

We recommend submitting permits five (5) business days prior to permit issue date to allow for adequate review.

How to Apply for a permit

  1. Navigate to eTRAKiT.
  2. If you do not have an account you can create an account via the Public Account Setup link.  When creating an account, for First Name and Last Name, list parts of the Company Name.  For example, Company ABC is applying, therefore the First Name would be Company and the Last Name would be ABC.
    ​a. Applicant: Full Company Name of Permit Applicant Company (If you are the company transporting, then use Full Company Name of Transportation Company.)
    b. Contractor: Full Company Name of Transportation Company
    c. Owner: Full Company Name of Transportation Company
  3. Select Apply / New Permit.  Use Adobe Acrobat to fill out the editable application.
  4. Upload the editable application as an attachment.
  5. Follow the additional eTRAKiT prompts to complete the application process. 
    a.  The Location portion of the online application is not required. 
    b.  The Job Value is equal to the permit value ($16 or $90). 
    c.  When filling out the Contact Information please use the full Company name.
  6. To view status and print the issued permit see ‘How to View Permit Status & Issued Permit’.

Tips for Applying

  1. If the load has more than 9 axles, you would need to create a separate application document with the same information.
    1. When you want to submit the information in the Attachments, simply attach both as separate documents for the load. You can list them as part A and part B of the permit for the single load.
    2. If the load does not exceed the number of axles already listed on the document, you only need to fill out one page.

If there are multiple loads, a single permit application must be submitted for each individual load on eTRAKiT.

  1. Do not fill out authorized agent signature until after the issuance of the permit
  2. Take note of the permit reference number for viewing permit status.
  3. Do not fill out authorized agent signature until after the issuance of the permit.
  4. Take note of the permit reference number for viewing permit status.

How to View Permit Status & Issued Permit

  1. Navigate to eTRAKiT.
  2. If you do not have an account, make an account online, you will need to apply under public and navigate to the Public Account Setup link.
    ​a. Applicant: Full Company Name of Permit Applicant Company (If you are the company transporting, then use Full Company Name of Transportation Company.)
    b. Contractor: Full Company Name of Transportation Company
    c. Owner: Full Company Name of Transportation Company
  3. Select Search. This will allow you to search for existing permits and to view their status as well as any attachments.
  4. Type in the permit reference number.
  5. Under ‘My Active Permits’, you will see a ‘Status’ column.
    a.  If the ‘Status column says ‘Issued’, your permit is available for download and printing.
  6. To download your permit, select the paper clip icon for the permit record you wish to view.  This icon is the ‘Attachments’ associated with the permits.  From there, the permit can be viewed and downloaded.

How to Submit Permit Corrections

  1. Search for the permit record.  (See ‘How to View the Status of Permit & Obtain Issued Permit’ section above.)
  2. Select the paper clip icon for the permit record you wish to view.  This icon is the ‘Attachments’ associated with the permit.
  3. To submit your permit correction, select the permit attachment correction you wish to upload.
  4. Add a description.
  5. Select ‘Upload’.
  6. Verify that the document has uploaded under Attachment(s).

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