Q: What type of insurance do I need?
A: Automobile insurance.
Q. How much insurance do I need?
A. A minimum of $500,000.00 property damage liability.
Q. Who has to complete and sign the OS-32?
A. The insurance company. In some cases, they may allow the agent to complete and sign the OS-32 form.
Q. Can I fax the OS-32 form?
A. The prefered method is to have the Insurance carrier e-mail the OS-32 to Hauling.Permits@dot.state. oh.us . However, the OS-32 form may be faxed to 614-728-4098. Please note: In either case (e-mail or fax), the OS-32 must be sent directly from the insurance company or authorized insurance agent to ODOT. They do not need to follow through with the original.
Q. Do I have to submit a new OS-32 every year?
A. No, if the insurance company marked the OS-32 ending date as "UNTIL CANCELLED". If the OS-32 is not so marked, then the OS-32 expires 12:01 AM (the midnight morning) of the "UNTIL" date specified (NOTE --- THIS MEANS THE INSURANCE IS NOT EFFECTIVE ON THE "UNTIL" DATE ). Permits will not be issued beyond the dates specified on the OS-32. If an OS-32's is cancelled prior to the original ending effective date, any outstanding permits will be voided.
Q. What if I am self-insured?
A. You will then need to have a Surety bond form completed and forward to us with a copy of your Self-Insured certificate.
Q. Will you accept a certificate of insurance?
A. No, we will only accept the OS-32 form or the Surety Bond. One of these forms is required by law to be on file before a Special Hauling Permit can be issued. This is in accordance with Sections 5501:2-1-01 to 501:2-1-12 of the Ohio Administrative Code and Section 4513.34 of the Ohio Revised code.
Q. What is the difference between a certificate and the OS-32?
A. The OS-32 contains contractual language that the certificate does not.
Q. What is required if my company name, address, telephone, or Federal ID changes?
Changes to your company name or company address require a new OS-32 from your insurance company and a brief letter from you (which may be faxed) .
For changes to your telephone or Federal ID, you may simply call our Columbus office with the new information.
NOTE - If your company name, which appears on the hauling permit, is not your correct name, your special hauling permit may be VOIDED and the vehicle operator subject to enforcement actions.