Motor Vehicle: Temporary Permits
Nonresidents temporarily operating vehicles in Oklahoma and residents temporarily utilizing their vehicles in a commercial capacity are subject to the temporary permits described below.
Temporary Commercial Permits
Temporary commercial permits are issued for trucks, truck-tractors, trailers and motor buses, owned by nonresidents, which are properly registered in their home state for the current year and are operating in Oklahoma on a temporary basis not to exceed ninety (90) days.
Nonresidents using their vehicle for hire or commercial purposes may obtain a permit to operate in this state for thirty (30), sixty (60) or ninety (90) days. To be eligible:
Oklahoma owned trucks on which the farm truck registration has been paid for the current year may obtain temporary permits, not to exceed ninety (90) days, for the purpose of hauling gravel, shale or other road materials, as well as for harvesting (see below).
Oklahoma tag agents may issue 30/60/90 day harvest permits only to currently registered Oklahoma farm trucks used during grain harvest, or other seasonal farming activities, for the purpose of hauling farm products other than his/her own.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) is the issuing authority for harvest permits to vehicles registered in another state. The fee is based on the number of axles on the vehicle and the permits may be extended (through OCC) in 15-day increments.
Section 1133 (I) of Title 47of the Oklahoma Statutes provides the following:
For the above to apply, one or more of the towed vehicles wheels must be touching the ground. It does not apply to vehicles being transported on trailers.
Towing permits may be purchased at any Oklahoma tag agency. Questions regarding the applicability of towing permits may be directed to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Motor Carrier Enforcement, at (405)702-0813.
72 Hour Permits
The 72-Hour Permit provides full temporary registration to trucks, truck-tractors, trailers, semitrailers and motor buses which are not registered in Oklahoma, but are currently registered in another state. The Permits are valid for either interstate or intrastate movement.
OVERWEIGHT AXLE PERMITS
Overweight Axle Permits are issued in certain situations by the Oklahoma Tax Commission Cashier or Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Tag agents do not issue these type permits.
Overweight Axle Permits are applicable only to commercial trucks carrying specific types of loads and which are already registered at the maximum allowable laden weight for that truck type.
The following cargo and vehicle types generally qualify for Overweight Axle Permits:
For information on Overweight Axle Permit qualifications and the application process, contact the Oklahoma Tax Commission Cashier’s office at (in state toll free) 1-800-522-8165, extension 12830, or (direct)405-521-2830.