Chapter 10.24


10.24.010    PERMIT REQUIRED.


10.24.030    PERMIT FEE.


10.24.050    PERMIT ISSUANCE.

10.24.060    SPECIAL ESCORT.

10.24.070    EXEMPTIONS.


It shall be unlawful for any person to move upon or across any road, city street, or city right-of-way any load having an overall width in excess of fourteen feet (14’) or an overall height in excess of fourteen feet (14’) above the level surface upon which the loaded vehicle stands, or load requiring the use of dollies without first obtaining a special oversize load permit. The City Engineer is hereby authorized to issue such permit. (Ord. 4186, 1989; Ord. 3564 §1 (part), 1979)


Before a permit is issued, the mover shall:

(a)    Submit an application to the Public Works Department two (2) weeks in advance of the planned move containing the following information:

(1)    Present location of the load to be moved;

(2)    Proposed new location of the load;

(3)    Dimensions of the load when loaded;

(4)    Proposed route over which the load is to be moved;

(5)    Evidence of notification to all public and private utility companies, including railroad companies having facilities over, along or across the proposed route of travel which may be in conflict with or endangered by the loaded vehicle proposed to be moved. Such notification shall be given to a responsible member of each company at least forty-eight (48) hours before starting the proposed move;

(6)    Evidence of notification to the City Clerk, police/traffic, communications, City Engineer, building official, county engineer, fire department, and Washington State Patrol of the date, time, and route of move; and

(7)    Such other information as the City Engineer may require.

(b)    Deposit or have on deposit with the City Clerk a bond in the amount of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) executed by the applicant, as principal, and a surety company authorized to do business in the State of Washington, guaranteeing:

(1)    To indemnify the City of Bremerton for damages to any of its property resulting from the activities by the permit holder in moving oversize loads; and

(2)    To make just compensation to the utility companies for making temporary or permanent arrangements of their property to accommodate the oversize load movement.

(c)    Agree to defend the City of Bremerton, at mover’s own expense, in the event that any action is brought against the City as a result of any act or activity of the City or its agents or employees because of, or in any way arising out of, the moving operation.

(d)    Procure and maintain in full force and effect, the City to be named as an additional insured, public liability insurance in the sum of not less than $500,000.00 per occurrence for bodily injury and property damage, with not less than thirty (30) days notice to the City before cancellation of said insurance. (Ord. 4186, 1989; Ord. 3564 §1(I), 1979)

10.24.030 PERMIT FEE.

There will be charged a permit fee, plus an additional sum to reimburse the City for any and all expenses incurs in conjunction with such moving, including the expense of moving its apparatus and equipment, such as traffic lights and police and fire signals, for the passage of such building. (Ord. 4368 §27, 1992; Ord. 4186, 1989; Ord. 3564 §1(II), 1979)


The City Engineer shall have the authority to set reasonable days and hours for the movement of oversize loads. (Ord. 4186, 1989; Ord. 3564 §1(III), 1979)


Oversize load permits shall be issued after a reasonable time for inspection and approval of the proposed route and payment of fee. (Ord. 4186, 1989; Ord. 3564 §1(IV), 1979)


Special escort or other precautions may be imposed by the City Engineer to assure movement is under the safest possible conditions. (Ord. 4186, 1989; Ord. 3564 §1(V), 1979)

10.24.070 EXEMPTIONS.

(a)    The requirements of this chapter may be altered at the discretion of the City Engineer upon certification by military officials or by utility officials that the movement or action is a necessary emergency movement and the structures and highway surfaces of the routes involved are determined to be capable of sustaining heights in excess of such limitation.

(b)    This chapter shall not apply to farmers moving farm machinery between farms during daylight hours if the movement does not pass along and upon any primary or secondary highway for a distance greater than thirty-five (35) miles, if properly patrolled and flagged. (Ord. 4186, 1989; Ord. 3564 §1(VI), 1979)