Special Information Needed Overhang measurement Mobile home starting/ stopping in state- HUD # last 10 digits of serial # for tractor
Times Of Movement 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for vehicles less than 14’ wide and on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. Super loads-no movement on weekends or according to permit. Official Sunrise / Sunset.
When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required Escort requirements vary according to routes traveled within the state and each major city. Pilot Escort Oversize Restriction Map, Height Restriction Map, and Bridge Weight Limit Map must be carried at all times by pilot/escort and are available by calling CDOT. Legal Distance Not Applicable Requirements for Pilot Car Vehicles in Colorado Passenger vehicle or 2 axle truck, 16,000 lbs. GVW limit, 60” wide or more, in safe operating condition. Communications: CB or other adequate two-way radios with at least ½ mile range. Signs: “WIDE LOAD”, “LONG LOAD”, “OVERSIZE LOAD” , Top-Mount only, visible from rear & front. 5’ wide (min.)/10” high/1”wide brush stroke/black letters/ 8” high (min.)/yellow background Lights: 1-3 flashing yellow or amber lights visible from front & rear; visible at 500’ in normal sunlight from 360 degrees. Roof or Top mounting. Flags: Red or Orange mounted on top of Vehicle Additional equipment 1 ea. Standard 18” STOP/SLOW paddle 9 ea. bi-directional emergency reflective triangles 1 ea. 5 lb. or 10 lb. B,C fire extinguisher 1 ea. Class 2, Type 2 reflective orange vest (must be worn while directing traffic) 8 ea. Road Flares or Glow Sticks 1 ea. orange/white hard hat (must be worn when out of vehicle) 2 ea. additional “OVERSIZE LOAD” signs 1 ea. Height pole, non-conductive construction for loads over 16’ 2 ea. Hand-held two-way radios 3 ea. Orange cones 18” minimum 1 ea. 2 d-cell battery flashlight with 2 extra batteries and 9” red/orange wand First Aid Kit clearly marked Identification signs/placards on both sides of vehicle Insurance for Colorado Pilot Car Vehicle $1,000,000.00 single limit combined
Requirements for Pilot Car Vehicle Operator in Colorado Must be at least 18 years of age. Maintain Colorado or other accepted certification to escort Oversize/Overweight loads on Colorado Roads. No passengers under 16 years of age. Dept. of Transportation Permits Office Hours: 7am-5pm MOUNTAIN TIME Colorado Dept. of Transportation OS/OW Permit Office 4201 E Arkansas Ave, Rm. 290 Denver, CO 80222 303-757-9539/fax-(303)757-9719 (800)350-3765 (outside Metro-Denver) Rules & Regulations (2 CCR 601-4 ef. 4.30.17).pdf (PC requirements Chapter 5 p.20)
Ports of Entry
Headquarters 1881 Pierce St., Rm 118 Lakewood, CO 80214-1497 (303) 205-5691 Cortez 24125 CR G Cortez, CO 81321-1136 (970) 565-9420 Dumont PO Box 169 Dumont, CO 80436 (303) 567-4807 Limon 53407 State Rd. 71 Limon, CO 80828-09002
Fort Collins 2237 E. Frontage Rd., SE Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 482-1622 Platteville 1333 Highway 85 Platteville, CO 80651 (970) 785-2427 Fort Morgan 13395 I-76 Frontage Rd. Fort Morgan, CO 80701 (970) 867-5623 Lamar 7100 Highway 50 Lamar, CO 81052 (719) 336-4712
Monument 600 8th St. Monument, CO 80132 (719) 481-2494 Loma 1255 Thirteen Rd. Loma, CO 81524-7064 Trinidad 10211 I-25 Exit 11 Trinidad, CO 81082 (719) 846-2408
The information given here may be (and likely will be)
superceded by a permit issued by the state.
ALWAYS read and follow the permit. It is the highest authority!