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Load Limits

As of January 1, 2019 Burleigh County will be changing how overweight and oversized truck permits are issued. Burleigh County will be utilizing LoadPass Permits to issue and process all permits. LoadPass Permits' website can be accessed at https://www.loadpasspermits.com/ . For questions regarding the permitting process please call LoadPass Permits at (701) 566-5576.


The following resolution was passed at the September 2, 2015 Burleigh County Board of Commissioners Meeting:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: As of January 1, 2016 Burleigh County hereby adopts the State of North Dakota legal load weight limitations chart, with a maximum weight limit of 105,500 pounds, for all County roadways, and

That the Highway Department is allowed to grant oversize/overweight permits with a maximum axle weight of 20,000 pounds, and

That the County will no longer allow Self-Propelled Earthmoving Equipment to be moved un-trailered on County roadways.


See below for Weight Restrictions Guide and Chart for additional guidance on legal loading in Burleigh County, as well as the Oversize/Overweight Permit.

Weight Restrictions Guide & Chart --- (Effective January 1, 2016)
Weight Restrictions Guide Weight Restrictions Chart
Weight Restrictions Guide Weight Restrictions Chart

Click here to download an Oversize/Overweight Permit.

Burleigh County Paved Road
Maximum gross vehicle weight allowed on all Burleigh County roads is 105,500 lbs (See below for exceptions). For heavier loads, click here to download an Oversize/Overweight Permit or contact the Engineer's office for further instruction or special routing. Seasonal load restrictions are placed on all paved roads during the spring in Burleigh County. Typically load restrictions are in place from mid February through May, but vary each year depending on actual moisture and weather conditions. The County uses the same guidelines, time frame and recommendations as the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Watch for official notices in the Bismarck Tribune each spring.


Some roads remain restricted all year with a 6 ton/axle (80,000 lbs max) load restriction and they are:
  • River Road (from Ward Road, north to State Hwy 1804)
  • 26th St NE (from 71st Ave, north to 123rd Ave)
  • Apple Creek Road (from Yegan Road, east to 158th St)
  • 227th Ave NE (from US Hwy 83, east to 26th St)

Normal Load Restriction Map

Normal (Non-Spring) Load Restriction Map (document)
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