Oversize/Overweight Permit

The City of Ankeny requires anyone moving an oversize/overweight load within the corporate limits of Ankeny to obtain an Oversize/Overweight Permit in accordance with City Code Chapter 66 and Iowa Code Section 321.

The annual permit for oversize/overweight loads will allow for the transport of vehicles and loads within Ankeny that exceed the legal limits identified in Iowa Code Section 321, but do not exceed the maximum limits of 156,000 lbs. in weight, 20,000 lbs. per axle, 13’ 6” in width, 15’ 5” in height, and 120’ 0” in length.

Annual permits for oversize and/or overweight loads or vehicles will be issued to contractors in the form of a standard letter that will need to be kept within the hauling vehicle. Please be advised that the issuance of an annual permit does not supersede the route restrictions or bridge load limits as listed in the Ankeny Municipal Code, nor the regulations and requirements of Iowa Code Section 321.

Applications for the annual oversize and/or overweight permit can be made by submitting an application fee of $250 and the following required information:

  • Applicant Name/Contact Information
  • Company Name
  • Company Address
  • Hauling Unit Description (Year, Brand, Model, etc.)
  • Hauling Unit VIN
  • Hauling Unit License Plate Number

Please submit the application information and fee to:

Amanda Hayden
Ankeny Public Services Building
1210 NW Prairie Ridge Drive
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

If you have any questions regarding the oversize and/or overweight permits for the City of Ankeny, please contact Amanda Hayden by email at ahayden@ankenyiowa.gov or by phone at (515) 963-3538.