How Do I Get This Permit?

Permit Information
Transportation Permits are needed to ensure oversized loads are routed properly through the City. Proper routing avoids accidents due to low underpasses, weight issues and other clearance issues. Oversized loads can also require pilot cars to ensure the public is aware of their presence.

Transporters must also choose their route using City approved truck routes when possible. The truck route map is attached to the Transportation Permit to assist in preparing your route. Trucks must stay on approved truck routes as much as possible to the nearest point of entry to the destination, but you must make sure the route is appropriate based on the dimensions and weight of the load. The transporter is responsible for verifying all clearances prior to making the actual trip.

Transportation Permits are issued for extra sized legal loads. The dimensions for legal loads that don't require a permit are 14' high or less, 8'6" wide or less and 40' long or less. Anything over these dimensions requires a Transportation Permit.

Please allow up to 24 hours for processing.

If you have questions regarding truck routes or transportation permits, please contact Transportation Engineering at (510) 494-4745 or by email. Office hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00, Monday - Friday (except holidays).

Please see the Transportation Permit information packet for complete details and the permit applications.

Police Department Involvement

A transporter must obtain City of Fremont Police Department approval/signature on the permit if a house is being transported or a convoy is planned. Please contact the Traffic Division at 510-790-6800 for details on how to secure their signature on the permit for these instances.

If a house is being transported, arrangements must be made with the Police Department in advance in case traffic control is needed. Also, check with Development Organization/Planning at First Floor, 39550 Liberty Street, to make sure they have proper permits for the delivery location. This is only if the house will be delivered to Fremont.


All transporters are required to have current auto liability insurance on file and a copy of the current auto liability insurance certificate must be forwarded to the Transportation Engineering division. The City does not require being named additional insured.

For more information, please contact Transportation Engineering at 510-494-4745.