339.01  OVERSIZE OR OVERWEIGHT VEHICLE OPERATION ON STATE ROUTES; STATE PERMIT; LOCAL ROADS; LOCAL PERMIT.
   (a)   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. 5577.01 to 5577.09, inclusive, or otherwise not in conformity with Ohio R.C. 4513.01 to 4513.37, inclusive, upon any State route within the Municipality, except pursuant to special written permit issued by the Ohio Director of Transportation, or upon any local truck route.  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.
   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, it shall be unlawful to operate any such vehicle or combination of vehicles upon any roadway within the Municipality which is not a State route, except as provided in subsection (b) hereof.
(ORC 4513.34; Adopting Ordinance)
   (b)   Upon application in writing and for good cause being shown therefor, the Chief of Police may 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 this section or otherwise not in conformity with the provisions of this Traffic Code upon any local street within the corporate limits of the City.  Any such permit may be issued for a single or round trip or in special instances for a certain period of time.
      (1)   The application for any such permit shall be in such form as the Chief of Police may prescribe.
      (2)   The Chief of Police is authorized to issue or withhold such permit at his discretion; or, if such permit is issued, to limit or prescribe conditions of operation for such vehicle or vehicles, and may require such bond or other security as may be deemed necessary to compensate for damage to any roadway or road structure.
      (3)   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 of the City and no person shall violate any of the terms or conditions of such permit. (Adopting Ordinance)
   (c)   (1)   No person shall violate the terms of a permit issued under this section that relate to gross load limits.
      (2)   No person shall violate the terms of a permit issued under this section that relate to axle load by more than 2000 pounds per axle or group of axles.
      (3)   No person shall violate the terms of a permit issued under this section that relate to an approved route except upon order of a law enforcement officer or authorized agent of the issuing authority.