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A pilot/escort vehicle and operator must comply with the requirements of Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 468-30-100. Pilots/escort vehicles are required when:
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A Special Motor Vehicle Permit is a permit to operate oversize/overweight vehicles on County roads. This could be for anything from the transportation of a manufactured home to the hauling of equipment.
If you are unsure whether or not a permit is required, contact Douglas County staff.
You can apply online through the Permit Portal or in person at the Public Services Building located at 140 19th Street NW in East Wenatchee. Most permits can be issued same day if the applicant can provide the necessary information.
Loads exceeding dimensions 16 feet wide, 16 feet tall, 125 feet load length, or 200,000 pounds are considered "superloads" and require special consideration prior to permit issuance. Applications for loads over 200,000 pounds must be submitted at least 30 days before the proposed date of movement. Applications for loads over 16 feet wide, 16 feet tall, 125 feet long must be submitted at least 7 calendar days before the proposed movement date.