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Measurement of Oversized VehiclesPublic Works

An Oversized Vehicle is any vehicle or combination of vehicles that exceeds 25 feet long OR 80 inches wide OR 82 inches high. Pickup trucks may exceed 80 inches wide so long as they meet both the length and height restrictions. Trucks with utility beds are not "pickup trucks" within the meaning of the ordinance or Vehicle Code section 471.

Length is measured as follows:

  • For a single vehicle, from the leading edge of the front bumper to the trailing edge of the rear bumper, including any cab or camper shell that overhangs the rear bumper.
  • For a combination of vehicles, from the leading edge of the front bumper of the towing vehicle to the trailing edge of the rear bumper or body (whichever is longer) of the towed vehicle or trailer.

Length does not include projecting devices such as lights, mirrors, racks, trailer hitches, and winches. Items secured to racks, such as bicycles, are not included in the length measurements.

Height is measured from the bottom of the tire to the top of the vehicle or trailer roof or skylight, at its highest point. The height includes any cab or camper shell that has been placed on the vehicle. Projecting devices, such as lights, antennae, and roof racks, are not included in the height measurement. Items secured to roof racks, such as bicycles, surfboards, and kayaks, are not included in the height measurement.

Width is measured at the widest point of the vehicle or trailer body, including any cab or camper shells and flares around wheel wells. Projecting devices, such as lights, antennae, and mirrors, are not included in the width measurement.

Last Updated: Aug 8, 2017
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