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321E.1 Permits by department and local authorities.

The department and local authorities may in their discretion and upon application and with good cause being shown issue permits for the movement of construction machinery or asphalt repavers being temporarily moved on streets, roads or highways and for vehicles with indivisible loads which exceed the maximum dimensions and weights specified in sections 321.452 to 321.466, but not to exceed the limitations imposed in sections 321E.1 to 321E.15 except as provided in sections 321E.29 and 321E.30. Vehicles permitted to transport indivisible loads may exceed the width and length limitations specified in sections 321.454 and 321.457 for the purpose of picking up an indivisible load or returning from delivery of the indivisible load. Permits issued may be single-trip permits or annual permits. Permits shall be in writing and shall be carried in the cab of the vehicle for which the permit has been issued and shall be available for inspection at all times. The vehicle and load for which the permit has been issued shall be open to inspection by a peace officer or an authorized agent of a permit granting authority. When in the judgment of the issuing authority in cities and counties the movement of a vehicle with an indivisible load or construction machinery which exceeds the maximum dimensions and weights will be unduly hazardous to public safety or will cause undue damage to streets, avenues, boulevards, thoroughfares, highways, curbs, sidewalks, trees, or other public or private property, the permit shall be denied and the reasons for denial endorsed on the application. Permits shall designate the days when and routes upon which loads and construction machinery may be moved within a county on other than primary roads.

Local authorities may allow persons requesting permits under this chapter to do so by means of a telephone or facsimile machine, authorizing payment for the permits to be made upon receipt of an invoice sent to the persons by the local authorities.

Section History: Early form

[C31, 35, § 5067-d7, -d8; C39, § 5035.16, 5035.18, 5035.19; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, § 321.467, 321.469, 321.470; C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321E.1]

Section History: Recent form

83 Acts, ch 116, § 3; 85 Acts, ch 257, §20; 94 Acts, ch 1087, §9, 10

Internal References

Referred to in § 321E.8, 321E.9

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