§ 440.01  LOAD LIMITS.
   (a)   (1)   State routes. No person shall operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in Ohio R.C. Chapter 5577, or otherwise not in conformity with Ohio R.C. Chapter 4513, upon any State route within the Municipality, except pursuant to special written permit issued by the Ohio Director of Transportation. Every such permit shall be carried in the vehicle or combination of vehicles to which it refers and shall be open to inspection by any police officer.
      (2)   No holder of a permit issued by the Ohio Director of Transportation shall be required to obtain any local permit or license or pay any local fee or charge for movement on any State route within the Municipality. However, no person shall operate any such vehicle or combination of vehicles upon any roadway within the Municipality which is not a State route, except as may be otherwise provided in any local ordinance or regulation or elsewhere in this Traffic Code.
(Adopting Ordinance)
   (b)   Local streets; heavy trucks streets.
      (1)   The following streets are hereby designated as heavy truck streets:
         A.   Breiel Boulevard, Oxford State Road to Roosevelt Boulevard;
         B.   Roosevelt Boulevard;
         C.   University Boulevard; Nelbar Street to Lafayette Avenue;
         D.   Verity Parkway;
         E.   Reinartz Boulevard;
         F.   Columbia Avenue, Carmody Boulevard to Main Street;
         G.   Carmody Boulevard;
         H.   Germantown Road;
         I.   Nelbar Street;
         J.   Oxford-State Road;
         K.   Cincinnati-Dayton Road, from the south corporation line to the north corporation line;
         L.   Yankee Road, from Lafayette Avenue to Todhunter Road;
         M.   Fourteenth Avenue, from University Boulevard to Verity Parkway;
         N.   Clinton Street, from Girard Avenue to Reinartz Boulevard;
         O.   Canal Street, from Girard Avenue to Reinartz Boulevard;
         P.   First Avenue, from Verity Parkway to University Boulevard;
         Q.   Central Avenue, from Carmody Boulevard to the west corporation line;
         R.   Hook Drive;
         S.   Made Drive;
         T.   SR 4;
         U.   SR 73; and
         V.   SR 122.
         Note: The list above includes multiple descriptions of the same portions of those streets with redundant names.
      (2)   Except as provided in division (a) hereof for State routes, no person shall drive a motor vehicle having a gross weight in excess of 10,000 pounds on any street of the City other than a heavy truck street, except:
         A.   By the shortest route possible, for the purpose of traveling to or from a place of business which utilizes the motor vehicle in order to park such vehicle or to proceed therefrom to a customer of the business;
         B.   For the purpose of delivering or picking up goods at a destination located on a street not designated as a heavy truck street;
         C.   For the purpose of supplying emergency service or for road repair or service; or
         D.   Pursuant to division (d) hereof.
      (3)   The Engineering and Environmental Services Director is hereby authorized to mark with appropriate signs all heavy truck streets and nonheavy truck streets.  When so marked, this section shall apply to all motor vehicle traffic on such streets. 
(Ord. O96-95, passed 8-20-1996)
   (c)   Local permit and conditions.
      (1)   With the approval of the Engineering and Environmental Services Director, the Chief of Police may, upon application in writing and for good cause shown therefor, issue a special permit in writing authorizing the applicant to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in division (c) hereof, or otherwise not in conformity with the provisions of this Traffic Code, upon the streets of the City.  Any such permit may be issued for a single or round trip or in special instances for a single period of time.  The Engineering Director shall establish criteria for the issuing of permits.  An applicant for a permit shall pay a fee for each permit in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) at the time the application is submitted.
      (2)   The application for any such permit shall be in such form as the Engineering and Environmental Services Director may prescribe.
      (3)   Such permit may limit or prescribe conditions of operation of such vehicles and may require such bond or other security as may be deemed necessary to compensate for any damage to any roadway or road structure.
      (4)   Every such permit shall be carried in the vehicle or combination of vehicles to which it refers and shall be open to inspection by any police officer or authorized agent of the City, and no person shall violate any of the terms or conditions of such permit.
      (5)   No such permit shall cover more than one vehicle, contrivance, structure or load, or more than one operation.
(Ord. O96-72, passed 6-18-1996; Am. Ord. O2005-29, passed 4-5-2005; Am. Ord. O2007-23, passed 3-20-2007)
Statutory reference:
   State regulation of load limits, see R.C. § 4513.34