Annual Oversize & Single-Trip Oversize/Overweight Permits

An 'Annual Oversize Permit' or a 'Single-Trip Oversize/Overweight Permit' is required to carry oversize loads on Regional Roads. These permits generally apply to transport and trucking companies and organizations. Applications for permits must be made in person, with listed documentation, by someone authorized to sign.

The applicant is responsible to ensure that permits are current. There is no formal notification of upcoming permit expiry.

Annual Oversize Permits

The Application Process & Fees

Please call to schedule an appointment to create your Permit. You must physically come to the Permits counter to give us your documents and create your Permit. Please do not mail, courier nor fax your documents.

At the time of Permitting, please deliver to us:

  • A Signed Original Certificate of Insurance, which states a minimum of $5 million liability coverage and specifically naming the Region of Halton as Additionally Insured. Address as above.
    • NOTE: Not a fax or photocopy, and naming the Region of Halton as Additionally Insured. Having the Region named as 'Additionally Insured' is different than just 'Certified to' the Region. If the Region isn’t specifically named as Additionally Insured, or you bring us a photocopy or fax, we cannot issue your Permit. Even if your insurance is still ‘good from last year’, please bring to us a hardcopy, as we are unable to transfer the Certificate from your last year's Permit.
  • A complete list of all vehicles and escort vehicles, make, model, VIN and licence plate numbers.
  • Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) number.
  • Payment of $328.18 in Canadian funds. Payable by cash, credit card, debit card or cheque. Cheques are made payable to "The Regional Municipality of Halton". We cannot accept American Express nor Visa Debit cards. The credit card must be present for payment. Note that this fee changes annually.
  • If you are renewing a previous permit, providing a copy of that Permit, or at minimum providing the Permit Number is required.

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Annual Oversize Permit Conditions

  1. This Annual Oversize Permit is valid for single vehicle and/or combinations including the load/cargo WITHIN these dimension ranges;
    • Width 2.60-3.99 m
    • Height 4.15-4.25 m
    • Length (Single Vehicle) 12.50 m-15.50 m
    • Length (in combination) 23.00 m-36.70 m
  2. This Annual Oversize Permit does not allow oversize or overweight vehicles to use roads that have axle load restrictions, roads posted as “No Truck Routes” or roads labelled as “Class B Roads”. These are separate regulations that supersede the issuance of an Annual Oversize Permit.
  3. A copy of this Annual Oversize Permit must be kept in all vehicles conducting the move, and the Annual Oversize Permit must be surrendered to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) or Halton Region Police (HRPS) upon demand.
  4. A pre-move route survey must be conducted by the Applicant to ensure that vertical and horizontal clearances on the proposed move route are adequate. The Region of Halton cannot be held responsible for the Applicant not conducting a pre-move route survey.
  5. All loads must have red protecting flags displayed on all 4 corners during daylight hours.
  6. All loads must have an over dimensional banner displayed on the front and rear bumper of combination.
  7. All loads must have illuminated red lights on all corners of the overhanging load ½ hour before dusk and ½ hour after dawn.
  8. All loads must have an over dimensional banner must displayed on the front bumper of combination and rear bumper of combination.
  9. All loads / cargo must be secured in accordance with the Cargo Securement regulations outlined in the Highway Traffic Act.
  10. This Annual Oversize Permit is valid only for carrier named on the front of the Permit.
  11. This Annual Oversize Permit is not valid during adverse weather, poor visibility or poor road conditions
  12. The Region of Halton must be notified if conditions applying to the Annual Oversize Permit change through the term of the Permit (ie. Liability Insurance or CVOR)
  13. It is the responsibility of the Applicant to attain all necessary Permits by other road jurisdiction authorities (ie. Provincial or Municipal Permits)
  14. The Region of Halton does not provide the Applicant notice of upcoming Permit expiry. The Applicant is to contact the Services Permit Group to arrange for obtaining their new Annual Oversize Permit.

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Single-Trip Oversize/Overweight Permits

The Application Process & Fees

  1. Please submit PDF copies of the following:
    1. A cover letter with all your contact information.
    2. The proposed route indicating the Regional Roads being travelled.
    3. The date the trip is to occur.
    4. A detailed load description.
    5. An axle spacing/load diagram.
    6. Your Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) Number.
    7. A complete list of vehicles and escort vehicles, make, model, VIN and licence plate numbers.
    8. A Signed Original Certificate of Insurance, which states a minimum of $5 million liability coverage and specifically naming the Region of Halton as Additionally Insured. Address:

      Regional Municipality of Halton
      1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON  L6M 3L1

  2. The Application will be routed to Regional Transportation Department. When approved, it will be returned to the Service Permits Group for issuance. You will be contacted in order to schedule a day and time for you to physically come to the Permits counter to make payment and create your Permit.
  3. At the time of permitting:
    • Payment of $5,802.31 in Canadian funds. ($5,306.00 of which is a refundable deposit against damages)
    • Payment Options: Cash, Credit card, Debit card or Cheque (American Express and Visa Debit cards are not accepted)
    • Cheques made payable to "The Regional Municipality of Halton".
    • Credit cards must be present at time of payment.
    • Application fees change annually.

    If no damage to Regional roads or property is identified in the final inspection, the security deposit (if any) will be refunded to you.

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Single-Trip Oversize Permit Conditions

  1. A Single-Trip Permit is necessary for vehicle combinations OVER these dimensions:
    • Width - 3.99 m
    • Height - 4.25
    • Length (in combination) - 36.74 m
    • Weight - 63 500 Kg
  2. This Single Trip Permit does not allow oversize or overweight vehicles to use roads that have axle load restrictions, roads posted as “No Truck Routes” or roads labelled as “Class B Roads”. These are separate regulations that supersede the issuance of a Single Trip Permit.
  3. This Single Trip Permit does not allow overweight vehicles to travel on the 16 Mile Creek south structure (Eastbound Lanes) on Regional Road No. 5. Applicants must provide a route that does not include the use of this structure, and hold all applicable Permits to accompany the diversion of the aforementioned structure. (ie. Provincial or Municipal Permits)
  4. A copy of this Single Trip Permit must be kept in all vehicles conducting the move, and the Single Trip Permit must be surrendered to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) or Halton Region Police (HRPS) upon demand.
  5. 6. A pre-move route survey must be conducted by the Applicant to ensure that vertical and horizontal clearances on the proposed move route are adequate. The Region of Halton cannot be held responsible for the Applicant not conducting a pre-move route survey.
  6. All loads must have red protecting flags displayed on all 4 corners during daylight hours.
  7. All loads must have illuminated red lights on all corners of the overhanging load ½ hour before dusk and ½ hour after dawn.
  8. All loads must have an over dimensional banner must displayed on the front bumper of combination and rear bumper of combination.
  9. All loads must be secured in accordance with the cargo Securement regulations outlined in the Highway Traffic Act.
  10. This Single Trip Permit is valid only for carrier named on the front of the Permit.
  11. This Single Trip Permit is valid only for the dates indicated on the front of the Permit.
  12. This Single Trip Permit is not valid during adverse weather, poor visibility or poor road conditions
  13. The Applicant is responsible to make all necessary arrangements with Halton Regional Police, Bell Telephone, Hydro One, local Public Utilities and municipal governments or any other agencies whose infrastructure may be affected by the move. This must occur prior to the issuance of this Permit. (Where applicable)
  14. Escorts are to be provided following MTO guidelines:
    • Private escort: 4.0m to 4.99m wide and/or 36.75 to 45.74m long
    • Police escort: 5.0m or more in width and/or 45.75m or more in length
  15. Private Escort vehicles must be on proposed move route in advance and behind load combination a maximum of 500 meters.
  16. The Region of Halton must be notified if conditions applying to the Single Trip Permit change through the term of the Permit (ie. Liability Insurance or CVOR)
  17. It is the responsibility of the Applicant to attain all necessary Permits by other road jurisdiction authorities (ie. Provincial or Municipal Permits)

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Permits Contact Information

  • Service Permits staff - Public Works Counter
    1151 Bronte Road
    Oakville (view map External link
    Tel. 905-825-6000 Ext. 7879 or 7878

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