Get a weigh station exemption permit

  • Find out if you need a weigh station exemption permit
  • How to apply
  • How to renew

  1. Find out if you need a weigh station exemption permit

    Eligibility

    • You drive a commercial vehicle of over 4,500 kilograms.

    • You regularly pass a weigh station and are regularly operating within 20 kilometres of a weigh station.

    • You are compliant with permit conditions and the Highways Act and Regulations.

    Weigh station report exemption permit

    This special permit is issued by the Minister of Highway and Public Works and can be issued:

    • with specific terms and conditions; or

    • when it's determined that it would be both safe and not cause excess road damage for you to operate.

    Refused a permit

    The Minister can refuse to issue a permit when you:

    • fail to demonstrate compliance with other permits or legislation or regulations related to transportation; or

    • have not paid fees or fines owed to the Government of Yukon.

    Cancel a permit

    The Minister can cancel a permit for non-compliance with permit conditions or with provisions of the Highways Act or Regulations.


  2. How to apply

    A carrier compliance officer at the Whitehorse or the Watson Lake weigh station issues a weigh station exemption permit.

    1. Pick up a copy of the Weigh Station Reporting Exemption Permit from either the Whitehorse or the Watson Lake weigh station.

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

      • copy of valid vehicle insurance;

      • copy of valid vehicle registration; and

      • valid driver’s licence;

    3. 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 a 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.

    4. Complete the permit and appendices and attach any required information, as indicated in the form.

    5. For trucks with a mounted tank hauling dangerous goods, attach copies of the current cargo tank inspection reports, both the yearly and 5-year reports, if applicable.

    6. Submit to either weigh station for approval.

    7. Once your permit has been approved, a copy of the permit along with a letter of approval will be mailed back to you.

    8. Make sure a copy of this permit is placed in each vehicle that's covered under the permit.

     

    The permit is valid for 1 year from the date it's issued, and expires on the last day of the month.


  3. How to renew

    Renewal process

    1. A reminder letter and renewal letter will be mailed to you approximately 1 month before your current permit expires.

    2. Review this permit information and make any required changes.

    3. Review Appendix A and delete or add vehicles as needed.

    4. Attach copies of the current cargo tank inspection reports, both yearly and 5-year. This applies to trucks with a mounted tank hauling dangerous goods.

    5. Submit your paperwork to either weigh station for approval.

    6. Once your permit has been approved, a copy of the permit along with a letter of approval will be mailed back to you.

    7. Make sure a copy of this permit is placed in each vehicle that is covered under Appendix A.

     

    The permit is valid for 1 year from the date it's issued and expires on the last day of the month.


Contact 

Whitehorse weigh station

In person: 91444 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