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A. The Chief of Police or designee, upon written application and with good cause being shown, may issue an overdimensional or overweight permit, authorizing the applicant to operate or move a vehicle, or combination of vehicles, of a size, weight, or load exceeding the maximum specified in this chapter, or otherwise not in conformity with Title 28, Chapter 6, Article 18, of the Arizona Revised Statutes, relating to size, weight, and load regulation upon any street under the jurisdiction of the city.
B. The permit provided for in this section shall be issued pursuant to and in conformity with the provisions of Title 28, Chapter 6, Article 18, of the Arizona Revised Statutes.
C. The Chief of Police or designee may establish seasonal or other time limitations on these permits within which the vehicles described may be operated on the highways indicated, or otherwise limit and prescribe conditions of operation of the vehicles when necessary, to ensure against undue damage on the road infrastructure or surfaces, and may require other security as deemed necessary to compensate for any damage to a roadway or road structure. The person for whom a permit is issued is liable for any damage caused by his or her actions, and for the actions of parties carrying out the work covered under the permit.
D. A permit issued under this section shall be carried in the vehicle, or combination of vehicles, to which it refers, and shall be open for inspection by any peace officer or agent of the city. Any Envelope Permit (Envelope Permits are issued by the State of Arizona) shall be carried in the vehicle, or vehicle combination, and shall be open for inspection by any peace officer or agent of the city.
E. A fee shall be assessed for each permit issued under this chapter and established in accordance with Chapter 3.10 of this Code.
F. A 30-day permit may be issued for the movement of overdimensional or overweight loads as long as any load to be carried within the 30-day period does not exceed the specifications listed on the permit. A single trip permit may be issued under the same premise as is a 30-day permit, but is valid for only 3 days from the date of issuance.
G. Applications for permits described in this chapter must be submitted to the police department not less than 5 working days prior to the time that work, described on the permit, is to commence.
H. At the discretion of the Chief of Police or designee, a permit holder may be required to have escorts and/or certified peace officers to accompany loads. Non-police escorts shall be trained in traffic direction and control by the permit holder and shall utilize vehicle markings that are visible from a minimum of 200 feet in daylight. The Chief of Police or designee may establish permitted times during the day for such loads. Any restrictions shall be stated on the permit.
I. Loads with widths wider than 25 feet or with heights greater than 15 feet will require the review of the City Engineer and the Operations Director, or designees, before a permit can be issued.
J. The Chief of Police, Operations Director, City Engineer, or their designee may suspend permits for reasons of public safety concerns or negligence.
(Ord. 17-1180, § 1, passed 7-25-2017)