Subject to the discretion and judgment provided for in section 321E.1, annual permits shall be issued in accordance with the following provisions:
1. Vehicles with indivisible loads having an overall width not to exceed twelve feet five inches or mobile homes including appurtenances not to exceed twelve feet five inches and an overall length not to exceed seventy-five feet zero inches may be moved for unlimited distances. The vehicle and load shall not exceed the height of thirteen feet ten inches and the total gross weight as prescribed in section 321.463.
2. Vehicles with indivisible loads having an overall width not to exceed thirteen feet five inches or mobile homes, including appurtenances, having an overall width not to exceed thirteen feet five inches and an overall length not to exceed one hundred twenty feet zero inches may be moved on highways specified by the permitting authority for unlimited distances if the height of the vehicle and load does not exceed fifteen feet five inches and the total gross weight of the vehicle does not exceed one hundred thirty-six thousand pounds. The vehicle owner or operator shall verify with the permitting authority prior to movement of the load that highway conditions have not changed so as to prohibit movement of the vehicle. Any cost to repair damage to highways or highway structures shall be borne by the owner or operator of the vehicle causing the damage. Permitted vehicles under this subsection shall not be allowed to travel on any portion of the interstate highway system.
3. Vehicles with indivisible loads, including mobile homes and factory-built structures, having an overall width not to exceed sixteen feet zero inches and an overall length not to exceed one hundred twenty feet zero inches may be moved under an annual or all-systems permit and must have a route specified by the issuing authority prior to the movement. However, vehicles with indivisible loads, including mobile homes and factory-built structures, with an overall width not exceeding fourteen feet six inches may exceed fifty miles under an annual and all-systems permit when prior approval for trip routing is obtained from the issuing authority. A vehicle and load being moved according to this paragraph shall not exceed fifteen feet five inches in height and shall not exceed the total gross weight as prescribed in section 321.463.
[C31, 35, § 5067-d7, -d8; C39, § 5035.16; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, § 321.467; C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, § 321E.3, 321E.8; C81, § 321E.8; 82 Acts, ch 1075, § 1]
88 Acts, ch 1208, § 2; 91 Acts, ch 133, § 1; 92 Acts, ch 1173, § 1; 97 Acts, ch 100, §8; 97 Acts, ch 104, § 25; 99 Acts, ch 13, §20, 29; 2001 Acts, ch 32, §26, 27
Referred to in § 321.463, 321E.1, 321E.2, 321E.14, 321E.29A, 321E.31
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