Freight Loading and Unloading Permit

Is your business loading or unloading freight downtown?

Freight permits are only granted to those businesses with a need to load or unload of freight downtown that have a gross vehicle weight of 5,000 lbs or a vehicle width exceeding 80 inches.

Online

Step 1.Gather your Information

You are required to submit a copy of the vehicle registration and tag number for each vehicle moving freight. If you are applying for a new permit or renewing a permit for multiple vehicles, you can submit a spreadsheet with all vehicle information during the application process. 

Step 2.Apply for a permit

Apply for a Freight Permit

Or you can download a PDF version of the application(PDF, 112KB) to fill out.

Step 3.Make a payment

COVID-19 Update: Our office is currently closed to the public. Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an email regarding your total amount due and payment options.

Freight permits are valid until September 30 of each year and are prorated based on the following schedule:

Date of Purchase  Fee + Tax for First Fee + Tax for Each Additional 
Oct. 1 - Dec. 31 $74.55 $31.95
Jan.1 - Mar. 31 $55.91 $23.96
April 1 - June 30 $37.28 $15.98
July 1 - Sept. 30 $18.64 $7.99

Step 4.Receive your freight permit

Once your application has been approved and payment has been processed, your freight permits will be mailed to the address provided on your application. 

Keep in mind:

  • You can't exceed 30 minutes in a freight zone and you can't return within 30 minutes of leaving.
  • Your permit must be visible and attached to the rear of the vehicle and you must be actively loading and unloading.
  • Freight zones are clearly marked with a sign and the curb is painted orange.