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Overweight Permit Information

Information and Instructions for the Annual Overweight Permit

Operators of vehicles that regularly cross New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA) bridges in excess of the posted weight limit may wish to apply for an Annual Overweight Permit.
In order to apply for this permit, owners/operators must have a valid E-ZPass account.

Benefits of an Annual Overweight Permit

Permit holders do not need cash at the toll plaza and are not required to give advance notice of intended bridge crossing (unless over-width).  The $25.00 per crossing fee will be invoiced monthly and the axle toll will be billed to the E-ZPass account and deducted at time of each crossing.
Permit holders are exempt from the $100.00- $800.00 escort fee and may use any toll lane, including E-ZPass only lanes (subject to width restrictions.)

How it works

Patrons who are issued Annual Overweight Permits must pay their axle toll via E-ZPass using a tag that has been associated specifically with their Annual Overweight Permit.  Each time that vehicle proceeds through the toll lane, the E-ZPass tag number is captured and saved for monthly billing of the $25.00 crossing fees (this amount is NOT debited from your E-ZPass account).   Annual Overweight Permit applicants may be required to submit an amount equal to two months usage fees in advance.
*Permit holders less than 102” wide may cross anytime. Over-width vehicles may not cross during “Rush Hours”- defined as weekdays from 6 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 6 PM.

Cost

The cost for each Annual Overweight Permit is $1000.00. This amount includes the fee for the first 40 crossings. Beginning with the 41st bridge crossing you will be invoiced monthly for $25.00 for each crossing made that month. There are no exemptions or exceptions. Once issued, the permit fee is not refundable in whole or in part, regardless of the number crossings made.

Additional Information

Annual Permits will not be issued for vehicles with single axle weights over 25,000 lbs. or with a group of axles over 100,000 lbs. All axles spaced within 14 feet of an adjacent axle are considered a group.
If more than one vehicle is involved in a crossing, a 1,000 foot separation must be maintained between vehicles while on the bridge.
 When crossing the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, travel is restricted to the center lane only and the speed limit is 40MPH.

Over-width vehicles are permitted to travel under a separate approval process. Contact the bridge office directly to schedule over-width loads.

To avoid delays, contact the appropriate bridge office at least 24 hours in advance of the crossing to determine if scheduled maintenance or construction will affect your trip. 
Individual bridge information may be found here.  (Contact Info)

ANY MISREPRESENTATION OR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY NYSBA RULES CONCERNING ANNUAL OVERLOAD PERMITS WILL RESULT IN REVOCATION OF THE PERMIT(S). REGULAR ESCORT FEES AND RULES WILL THEN APPLY FOR EACH CROSSING.

Return the application along with a $1000.00 fee for each permit requested to the Operations Department.   A separate application is required for each vehicle. Applications received without the fee will not be processed.

Need more information or have a question?  Try www.nysba.net or call the Bridge Operations Department at (845) 691-5953, fax to (845) 691-3636.

Download the Application