Rhode Island Launches New Oversize Online Permit System

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Rhode Island has an updated Oversize/Overweight online permit system and it’s live and ready.

The system was officially launched on Wednesday, March 4.

The new system allows users the ability to obtain Annual Divisible Load Permits prior to the 3/31/2020 expiration date of their current permits, which will be available online to save and print once issued. It also gives permit services like WCS Permits the ability to manage this for customers as opposed to faxing them over to the state, which is how it’s been for years.

All transportation consultants at WCS Permits are working with the state as they clear up some minor bugs and add finishing touches to make the online system even better.

For the first week, the state DOT said they will be reviewing all Annual Divisible Load Permits (ADL) to ensure they are correct before issuance. The state is committed to conducting that review within two hours of a submission made during regular business hours.

Once an ADL is submitted, the permit will go into the “pending” part of the process and once issued the status will update to “issued.” WCS will manage these steps and will continue to work with the DOT on accuracy for all submitted permits.

Next year’s ALD permit renewals will require that a new permit be applied for.