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Overweight and Over Dimensional Special Permits

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Requirement for a Special Permit

A special permit is required for any person who operates or moves a vehicle or combination of vehicles, object, structure or load that exceeds the weight or dimensions specified in the regulations.

The weights and dimension limits are in the Vehicle Regulations, 2002, under the Highway Traffic Act. A summary of these weights and dimensions are in Schedules A and B. If a carrier exceeds any of the weight or dimension limits outlined in these schedules they must apply for a special permit. The authority of the minister to allow operation above these limits is established in section 6 (Special Permits) of the Vehicle Regulations.

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Types of Special Permits

The various types of special permits are established in the fees Policy (PDF: 142 KB) under section 28 and 29. This includes a break down of the cost for each type of permit.

Over Weight and/or Over Dimension

Single Trip
A single trip permit issued to a specific tractor/trailer combination for either overweight and/or over dimensional.

Annual Permit
An annual permit issued to a specific tractor/trailer combination for either overweight and/or over dimensional

Excessive Over Weight and/or Over Dimension

Over Mass
For a single trip permit issued to a specific tractor/trailer combination for excessive over mass.

Over Dimension
For a single trip permit issued to a specific tractor/trailer combination for excessive over weight

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Applications

To apply for one of these special permits, you must obtain a special permit application. Please check either single trip over mass/oversize, or annual over mass/oversize, and fill in your information. There are payment instructions on the reverse side of the application

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