Illinois Emergency Harvest Permit
Gov. Bruce Rauner declared a 2018 harvest season emergency which became effective on Monday September 10, 2018. This declaration allows farmers statewide to apply for a special permit which provides up to a maximum 10 percent over the standard weight restriction. This marks the second consecutive year Rauner declared a harvest season emergency.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will issue a free harvest season permit through Dec. 31. IDOT officials ask farmers to visit IDOT’s ITAP website to apply for a permit for each vehicle and must specify the route that will be traveled. Each state permit will need to be updated every two weeks with a revised route authorization.
Questions may be directed to the Permit Office by either:
1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Call: 217-785-1477 ext 1