Transportation Permits

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Transportation Permit single use fees have increased to $16.00 as of January 6, 2020.

Transportation Permits are processed Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-5:30pm.

 Please email your Transportation Permit  request  to Susie Neveu at or call 760-744-1050 ext. 3262 if you have any questions.  Make sure you include the following with your request:  Transportation Permit Application, Credit Card Payment Form and Current Insurance.

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When & Why Transportation Permit Are Necessary?

Transportation Permits allow for the monitoring of truck traffic throughout the City and are required on all vehicles exceeding the limits of a legal load, as defined by the California Vehicle Code (CVC).  The dimensions of a legal load are:

14 ft. 0 in. Height                           

 11 ft.  0 in. Width

65 ft. 0 in. Length 

80,000 lbs. Gross Weight

Transportation Permits are issued 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and alternate Fridays.  Please allow 24 hours for permit processing.

Insurance  Requirements

Prior to issuance of a Transportation Permit, the permittee shall furnish insurance coverage effective throughout the term of the permit. (See minimum insurance requirements.) 

Permit Fees & Payment

The City of San Marcos accepts payment for permits by cash, check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

$16.00 - Single Trip   

$100.00 - Annual Permit

Permits may be processed in person or via email.  If you have any questions, please contact Susie Neveu in the Development Services Department at .