Truck Permits

Effective July 1, 2019, the Village will no longer issue or accept "paper" permits for oversize and overweight trucks. The Village will be using an online service, Oxcart Permits, and truck owners will need to set up a free user account at Oxcart Permits to apply for and pay for truck permits. Please visit Oxcart Permits to apply for a permit or for more information.


(A) Oversized and Overweight Vehicles, Permit Required: It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or move on, upon or across or for the owner to cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved on, upon or across any Village road or highway, any vehicle or vehicles, unladen or with load, of a size and weight exceeding the limitations stated in the Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/15-100, without first having obtained a valid permit to do so from the Village Police Department.

(B) Application For Permit:

1. The Chief of Police or his or her designee is hereby authorized to receive, investigate and determine the propriety of requests to transport or move oversized and overweight vehicles over, upon or across the Village roads and highways, to require written application therefor, and to issue permits therefor consistent with the public health, comfort, safety and welfare and the reasonable preservation of the Village roads and highways. As a condition of the issuance of any permit, the Village, through its Police Department, shall have the power to regulate the date, time, route and conditions, safety equipment and measures to be employed in making any such movement. The Chief of Police or his or her designee shall process all applications within one business day of the receipt of a complete and proper application. Said applications and permits shall be made and granted upon such forms as the Police Department may, from time to time, reasonably provide, which includes electronic application and payment processing using online (internet) services.

2. Permits may be applied for and granted in accordance with the following schedule:

(a) Fees for oversized and overweight vehicles. Fees for special permits to move a vehicle which is oversized and overweight shall be paid by the applicant to the Village at the following rates:

Single Trip (5 days)
Round Trip (10 days)
Quarterly (90 days)
Annual (365 days)
(b) Fees for legal weight but oversized vehicles. Fees for special permits to move legal weight, oversized vehicles, shall be paid by the applicant to the Village, at the following rates:
Single Trip (5 days)
Round Trip (10 days)
Quarterly (90 days)
Annual (365 days)

(C) Exemptions:

The following vehicles shall be exempt from permit fees, but must have a permit if so required by provisions of the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/1-100 et seq):

1. Fire trucks and all other emergency response vehicles;

2. Garbage and recycling trucks;

3. State, County and Municipal public works vehicles including vehicles privately owned but performing duties under contract to the State, Village or County;

4. Implements of husbandry; and

5.  Vehicles owned or operated by the United States government or any department or agency thereof.

(D) Officers To Weigh Vehicles And Require Removal Of Excess Loads:

1. Any Village police officers having reasonable cause to believe that the weight of a vehicle and load is in violation of the provisions of this Section 8-7-6 shall require the driver to stop and submit to a weighing of the same either by means of portable or stationary scales. If such scales are not available to the place where such vehicle is stopped, the police officer shall require that such vehicle be driven to the nearest available scale that has been tested and approved by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

2. Whenever a Village police officer, upon weighing of vehicle and load, determines that the weight is unlawful, such officer shall require the driver to stop the vehicle at a suitable place and remain standing until such portion of the load is removed as may be necessary to reduce the weight of the vehicle to the limit permitted under this Section 8-7-6 or to the limit permitted under the terms of a permit issued pursuant to subsection (B) of this section, and shall forthwith arrest the owner, operator, lessee or driver thereof. All material so unloaded shall be cared for by the owner or operator of the vehicle at the risk of such owner or operator.