Truck Routes and Permits

Within City of Naperville limits, vehicles in excess of 8,000 pounds, gross or registered weight, are restricted to designated truck routes.

Truck route schedules are posted along the routes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In 2022, the weight limit on the Washington Street Bridge, which crosses the DuPage River between Chicago and Aurora avenues in Downtown Naperville, was reduced from 15 tons to 8 tons until further notice.


Vehicles exempt from this law include:

  • Vehicles that are owned and operated by governmental agencies and private utilities
  • Buses
  • Vehicles engaged in the collection and removal of garbage and refuse
  • Snow removal vehicles
  • Vehicles registered and used as recreational vehicles
  • Tow trucks
  • Owner operated vehicle, but only to the extent that this vehicle is operated to and from the owner operator’s residence over a direct route to and from the closest point on the nearest truck route.

Truck Permit Applications

All applications for Truck Permits through the City of Naperville must be submitted online.

Submit Truck Permit Request or
Create an Online Account

For assistance with the online registration process, call (630) 420-6100 or e-mail

Frequently Asked Questions

Who needs a permit or when do you need a permit?
Anyone driving a vehicle on a city street that is in excess of  80,000 pounds, or that is greater than  8’6 ‘ wide or 13’- 6” in height, will need a truck route permit when traveling within the City of Naperville. If you are not sure if you will need a permit, please contact the city at (630) 420-6100.

How long does it take for a permit to be issued?
A truck permit is typically completed within two hours after it is received by the TED Business Group.  Truck permits are reviewed Monday through Friday from 7am to 3:30pm, excluding city holidays. 

How long is a truck permit valid?
A one-way trip shall be completed within (5) calendar days. A round trip shall be completed in (10) calendar days.  For vehicles with gross weights of (120,000) pounds or greater and/or vehicles (11') in width or greater, a permit is required for each direction of the trip regardless if the return trip is completed within (10) days.

How can I reduce the cost of my permit?
The Truck Route Permit Program fee structure is based upon the weight and the distribution of weight over the number of axle groupings on a truck. The easiest way to lower the cost of a permit is to use a truck that has more axles.

Why are there different classes of truck routes and what makes them different?
By designating certain truck routes as Class II, the city is able to control the size and type of trucks that travel within an area of the city, thereby lessening the impact on residents. The truck route class limits the weight, length and width of trucks that are allowed to travel on city roads.