Farmers in Lawrence County and the surrounding area in Illinois may apply for Harvest Season Permits beginning on Sunday September first. That according to the Illinois Farm Bureau Department of Transportation and Infrastructure. Farmers statewide can apply for a special permit that allows up to a maximum 10% over their gross vehicle weight, axle weight, and registered weight limits. For permits on state routes, farmers must obtain a permit from the Illinois Department of Transportation. Harvest Season Permits are required for any county, municipal, and /or township road that farmers will haul on. Those permits must be obtained from each road jurisdiction. Farmers must carry the IDOT harvest season permit and biweekly route authorization with them along with the form OPER 993.