Get an over-dimensional vehicle permit

  • Find out if you need an over-dimensional vehicle permit
  • How to apply

  1. Find out if you need an over-dimensional vehicle permit

    You will need to apply for an over-dimensional vehicle permits if your vehicle, bus, farm vehicle or other equipment is over legal limits established by Highway Regulation, section 18(1). This refers to the overall dimensions for each vehicle type listed in Highway Regulation, schedule 2, part 1 – dimension limits.

    This permit is good for the calendar month in which it was purchased in. You can buy up to six permits at a time.


    There are a few exceptions to the over-dimensional vehicle permit:

    • fire-fighting equipment or other equipment driven by or for government, in response to an emergency, or;

    • vehicles registered as farm vehicles under the Motor Vehicles Act; or

    • towed farm implements exempt from registration under the Motor Vehicles Act, which are driven:

      • between 1/2 hour before sunrise; and

      • 1/2 hour after sunset.


    Read more about over-dimensional vehicle permitting.


  2. How to apply

    You must phone a weigh station.

    Whitehorse weigh station

    In person: 91444 Alaska Highway (kilometre 1420.2) in Whitehorse. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


    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.


    Phone: 867-536-7400

    Fax: 867-536-7577

    What documents do I need?

    Before we can issue you with a permit, you will need to provide us with:

    • a copy of your valid vehicle insurance;

    • a copy of your valid vehicle registration; and

    • a valid driver’s licence.

    The carrier compliance officer will let you know if you also need to provide:

    • a lease agreement;

    • a copy of a bill of lading; or

    • a copy of valid vehicle ownership, such as a bill of sale.

    What if you're carrying dangerous goods?


    1. Complete an over-dimensional vehicle permit application form at the Whitehorse or Watson Lake weight stations.

    2. The carrier compliance officer will:

    3. If you're approved, pay the permit fee of $25 per month by cash, credit card, debit card, company cheque from a Canadian bank, or through an approved charge account.

    4. You will be given a hard copy of the permit. You must carry the permit or permit number in your vehicle.