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The Caltrans' Single-Trip Application and Routing System (STARS) is an electronic method for customers to obtain single-trip oversize/overweight transportation permits. The original STARS has been replaced with a web-based permit application system known as STARS2. Caltrans uses the same review process for a permit application submitted through STARS2 and a permit application sent through a fax machine.
A special feature in STARS2 allows customers to use the CalRoute – Route Clearing Database to generate a route. The database verifies the route is clear of any height and/or weight violations. The customer then submits a single-trip application along with their generated route to Caltrans for review and approval. STARS2 significantly improves turnaround time for customers and streamlines application processing for Caltrans. Caltrans' permit writers can approve or deny applications and return the processed application more efficiently. The customer can then print their approved permit application from their STARS2 account.
STARS2 permit fees are the same as the current single-trip permit, $16.00, and billed on a monthly basis through the Caltrans debtor account.
Permits Issuance Branch
1823 14th St., Sacramento, CA 95811-7119
Main Phone: (916) 322-1297
Single Trip Fax: (916) 322-4966
Annual/Repetitive Fax: (916) 445-0469
Variance Fax: (916) 322-1505
Office Hours: 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri
(Closed on State Holidays except ML King Day, Cesar Chavez Day, & Veterans Day)
Walk-In Hours: 8am-3pm, Mon-Fri
(Closed on State Holidays)
Special Conditions for Holiday Travel
2019 Office Holiday Info
After-Hours Permit Emergencies: (916) 653-3442
Emergency Permit Procedures