§ 75.31  PERMITS.
   (A)   (1)   A permit shall be required for the movement of any vehicle or combinations of vehicles that is non-divisible or is carrying a load that is non-divisible, while operating on roadways and bridges within the jurisdiction of the city which exceeds the following limits:
         (a)   Maximum weight specified in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-111;
         (b)   Maximum overall length specified in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-107;
         (c)   Maximum overall width specified in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-102;
         (d)   Maximum overall height specified in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-103;
      (2)   Exempt from permits are the following:
         (a)   Fire departments vehicles;
         (b)   Those vehicles operating under an emergency declaration;
         (c)   City owned vehicles engaged in emergency utility repair;
         (d)   Equipment used for snow and ice removal, owned by any governmental body.
   (B)   Permits shall be issued only in the name of a person, firm, business, or corporation that owns and operates the transporting vehicle or that operates the vehicle under a bona fide lease agreement.
   (C)   Permits for vehicles that are both overweight and/or oversized are valid only a half hour before sunrise until a half hour after sunset, on any day which a permit issued by the Illinois Department of Transportation is valid.
   (D)   Permits are non-transferable and apply only to the permittee.
   (E)   The city may issue revisions to permits:
      (1)   To correct an error attributed to the city;
      (2)   To correct an error attributed to the applicant, discovered before the move;
      (3)   To adjust weights, dimension or routes as issued on the permit, before the move is made.
   (F)   The permit, when issued, constitutes an agreement between the permittee and the city that the move described in the application will take place only as described. The permittee has the responsibility to report to the Police Department any inaccuracies or errors on the part of either the city or the permittee before starting any move. Undertaking the move is prima facie evidence of acceptance of the permit as issued and its terms.
   (G)   The routing prescribed in the permit constitutes the sole extent of the authority granted by the permit for the use of roads under the jurisdiction of the city, and any vehicle and/or load found to be off route will be considered off route and without a permit. Permits shall be in the drivers possession at all times unless otherwise directed by the Police Department and presented upon demand to any and all police officers for the purpose of inspection.
   (H)   Any vehicle(s) and/or load found to be divisible will render the permit null and void. The entire gross weight and axles weights of the vehicles(s) with the load are subject to legal weights. It is the duty of the applicant to verify the non-divisibility of the vehicle(s) before making application for the permit. The permit application itself is prima facie evidence that that applicant confirmed the vehicle(s) and/or load were non-divisible.
   (I)   If required, arrangement shall be made by the permittee to have the proper utilities notified, property moved, bridge or highway analysis performed and completed in advance of any permit movement.
   (J)   All movements under the permit shall be made in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
   (K)   Permits are null and void if altered for the purpose of deception. The permits issued under this section constitute the grant of privilege by the city and may be denied or suspended for such reasons as the city may deem rationally related to its governmental interests including, but not limited to:
      (1)   A permittee knowingly provided incorrect information in an application for a permit;
      (2)   A permittee, its agents, or employees operating on a permit which has been altered for purposes of deception;
      (3)   Non-compliance by permittee, its agents or employees with federal, state, or local ordinances pertaining to the transport of goods or operation of a vehicle engaged in the transport of goods;
      (4)   Moving on city streets without a valid permit as required under this section.
   (L)   All single-trip or round-trip permits are limited to movements on assigned routes only.
   (M)   (1)   All quarterly or annual overweight permits are restricted to the following maximum limitations and routing:
         (a)   Twelve feet in width;
         (b)   Thirteen feet six inches in height;
         (c)   One hundred fifteen feet in length;
         (d)   May not move across bridges or structures that are posted or listed as such on the city truck route map.
         (e)   May not move on a "no-truck" route that is posted or listed as such on the city truck route map, without written permission from a member of the Police Department.
         (f)   May not use any city street as a cut-thru to avoid using a state, country, or township highway.
      (2)   These permits are subject to all standards of application set forth in § 75.32, except that the load may be interchanged provided none of the above listed maximum weight and size dimensions are exceeded. Quarterly and annual permits shall list the registration number and state for the power unit, and vehicle identification number (VIN). The serial number of the power unit, and/or owner applied number shall also be listed, if applicable.  Any violation of these terms will render the permit null and void, and subject the driver, firm, business, or corporation that owns the vehicle to legal weight and dimension laws. The arresting police officer will immediately confiscate the permit.
(Ord. 3848, passed 11-3-2014; Ord. 3936, passed 6-6-2016)