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Special Permits

Under Title VII of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU)-"The Hazardous Materials Safety and Security Reauthorization Act of 2005" (Pub. L. 109-59), 119 Stat. 1144 (August 10, 2005), amended the Federal hazardous materials transportation law by changing the term "exemption" to "special permit" and authorizes a special permit to be granted up to two years for new special permits and up to four years for renewals.

Please contact the PHMSA Office of Hazardous Materials Special Permits and Approvals by telephone (202) 366-4535) or by email.

Special Permits Search Tool
Special Permits Search
With this tool, you can locate special permits which are official copies of every current document (with date and signature) and, due to numerous inquires, several expired special permits.
List by SP Number
Use to locate a series of SP numbers. Note, Party To letters are not included in this listing, use the search tool above for Grantee / Party To letter searches.
Recent Special Permits Notices
The notices are published each month and contain information regarding new applications for special permits, applications for modification of special permits, and applications that have been delayed more than 180 days.
Review all Special Permits Notices for the last year or review the archive of items one to five years old.