Get a freight vehicle permit: buses

  • Find out if you need a freight vehicle permit for buses
  • How to apply
  1. Find out if you need a freight vehicle permit for buses

    If you do not have valid vehicle Yukon registration and you have passengers in your vehicle, you need a freight-vehicle permit for buses when you are:

    • dropping off;
    • picking up; or
    • hauling.

    If you have valid Yukon registration, you do not need this permit.

  2. How to apply

    You can get a freight-vehicle permit for buses at a Whitehorse or Watson Lake weigh station. A permit can be issued at a roadside inspection site weigh station.

    Whitehorse Weigh Station
    In person: 91,444 Alaska Highway (kilometre 1420.2) in Whitehorse. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Email: weighstation.whitehorse@gov.yk.ca
    Phone: 867-667-5729
    Fax: 867-393-6408

    Watson Lake Weigh Station
    In person: kilometre 976 Alaska Highway in Watson lake. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Email: weighstation.watsonlake@gov.yk.ca
    Phone: 867-536-7400
    Fax: 867-536-7577

    What documents do you need?

    When you apply for a permit, you need to provide the following information before the permit can be issued:

    • copy of valid vehicle insurance; and
    • valid driver’s licence.

    In some cases you will need to provide the following. The carrier compliance officer will let you know if these are needed:

    • lease agreement;
    • copy of bill of lading;
    • copy of valid vehicle ownership such as a bill of sale; and
    • if you are carrying dangerous goods you need a current Dangerous Goods Training Certificate.

    What is the fee?

    The fee for this permit is $60 plus $3 per metric tonne, based on actual vehicle weight.