DMV Town Highway and Bridge Weight Restrictions

State Weight Limits:

  • 16,000 pounds upon any bridge with a wooden floor, wooden subfloor, or wood stringers on a class 3 or 4 town highway or 20,000 pounds on a bridge with a wood floor, woode subfloor, or wood stringers on a class 1 or 2 town highway unless posted by the selectman of such town.
  • 24,000 pounds upon a class 2, 3, or 4 town highway or bridge with other than wood floor, in any town, incorporated village, or city.
  • No vehicle may exceed a gross weight in excess of 80,000 pounds unless the operator or owner of the vehicle has complied with the provisions of Title 23 section §1400.

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If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact the Department of Motor Vehicles at (802) 828-2064.

Any municipality which has enacted special weight limits which are other than state legal limits for highways or bridges within its jurisdiction must file a complete copy of the limitations with the Department of Motor Vehicles no later than February 10th of each year.

Please Note: Any special municipal weight limits on highways or bridges shall be unenforceable unless they are on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles within three workings days of the date of posting. It is the responsibility of the muncipality to keep records documenting the time and date a highway or bridge is posted, and to keep current restrictions on file with the DMV.

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