Get a temporary operating permit

  1. Find out if you need a temporary operating permit
  2. How to apply
  1. Find out if you need a temporary operating permit

    You can get a temporary operating permit if:

    • you have a personal vehicle with no valid registration from anywhere; and
    • if you have an empty commercial vehicle with no valid registration from anywhere.

    This permit can be valid for up to a maximum of 10 days. The expiry date of the permit must not be after the expiry date of vehicle's insurance.

  2. How to apply

    Personal vehicle

    If you have a personal vehicle, go to your nearest Motor Vehicles office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Commercial vehicle

    You can get a temporary operating vehicle permit after business hours at a Whitehorse or Watson Lake weigh station.

    Whitehorse Weigh Station
    In person: 91,444 Alaska Highway (kilometre 1,420.2) in Whitehorse. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    Phone: 867-667-5729
    Email: weighstation.whitehorse@gov.yk.ca
    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: 867-667-5729
    Email: weighstation.whitehorse@gov.yk.ca
    Fax: 867-393-6408

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

    • copy of valid vehicle insurance;
    • valid driver’s licence; and
    • copy of valid vehicle ownership such as a bill of sale

    In some cases you will need to provide a lease agreement. The carrier compliance officer or Motor Vehicles agent will let you know when it's needed.

    What is the fee?

    The fee for the permit is $10.