Fuel Permit Law and Legal Definition

Fuel permit laws are governed by state laws, which vary by state. Generally, you must have a fuel permit or license to operate certain vehicles in the state and if you operate the above vehicles on a public highway in state without a required permit or license, you may be subject to fines and penalties, and your vehicle could be impounded.

You often do not need a fuel permit or license to operate a diesel-powered vehicle driven solely in the state. You may not need a fuel permit or license for a diesel-powered recreational vehicle, such as a motor home or a pickup truck with a camper, if the vehicle is not used in connection wiith a business operation.

A state may require different types of permits, such as:

  • IFTA License (International Fuel Tax Agreement)
  • State Fuel Trip Permit
  • Interstate User Diesel Fuel Tax License (DI License)

Local laws should be consulted for the specific requirements in your area.