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:

                 2. Call:       217-785-1477 ext 1