- Find out if you need a freight vehicle permit for buses
- How to apply
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
If you have valid Yukon registration, you do not need this permit.
How to apply
You can call ahead or apply online with all information about your weights, dimensions, destination and origin. Analysis might be required, which can take up to 3 business days to prepare your permit, and depends on:
- load weight;
- route; and
Apply for a permit online
Before you apply for a permit, you must be a carrier in good standing with the National Safety Code of your home Jurisdiction.
Before you start the online permit process, make sure you have everything you need, including:
- current vehicle details, dimensions and weights;
- route information; and
- a credit card to pay the permit fee.
What is the fee?
The fee for this permit is $60 plus $3 per metric tonne, based on actual vehicle weight.
Other ways to get a freight vehicle permit
You can get a freight-vehicle permit for buses at a Whitehorse or Watson Lake weigh station.
Whitehorse Weigh Station
In person: 914.44 Alaska Highway (kilometre 1420.2) in Whitehorse. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Watson Lake Weigh Station
In person: kilometre 976 Alaska Highway in Watson lake. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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; and
- copy of bill of lading.
What if I'm carrying dangerous goods?
If you are carrying dangerous goods, you need a current Dangerous Goods Training Certificate.