Transportation Permits

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Vehicles exceeding the limits of a legal load (per the California Vehicle Code) traveling on city streets must obtain a Transportation Permit through the City of Merced Engineering Department.

  1. Applicants must complete the Transportation Permit Form below and return a signed copy via email to or by facsimile to (209) 385-6211.

  2. A copy of the check for the appropriate fee shall be submitted with the transportation form, with the original check being mailed to: Engineering Department, 678 West 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340.

Transportation Permit requests must be submitted in a timely manner. Single Trip Permit requests will be reviewed and returned 24-hours after their receipt. Annual Permits will be reviewed and returned within 5 days of their receipt.

For additional questions, please contact the Engineering Department at (209) 385-6846.


  • $16: Single Trip Permit
  • $70: Annual Permit

Please note: Payment by check must be made payable to the City of Merced.

Restricted Movement Times

The following commute hours shall be avoided during transport:

  • 7:30-8:30 AM
  • Noon-1:00 PM
  • 4:30-5:30 PM