Application for Moving Oversized / Overweight Loads

This application is required for the moving of any over dimensional or heavy loaded vehicle on Regional Roads prescribed by the Highway Traffic Act R.S.O 1990 Chapter H.8 as amended.

For questions regarding this form, or for help completing it, contact the Region at 905-980-6000 ext. 3267 or ext. 3409.

Moving Oversized / Overweight Loads Application

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Applicant Information

Name: *

Permit to be issued to: *

Address: *

City / town: *

Postal Code: *

Prov. / State: *

Contact Information

Name:

Telephone: * xxx-xxx-xxxx  Ext.

Fax: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Email:

Permit Information

Permit Type:

Annual permit allows the use of any Regional Roads as required within the Regional Municipality of Niagara under the following maximum dimensions:

Height: 4.26 m
Width: 4.00 m
Length: 24.3 m
Weight: 63,500 kg

Please note further conditions apply.

Is this annual permit a renewal?

Previous Permit Number:


Permit Type Cost*Quantity
 
Use of Reduced Load Restricted Roads (?) $150
Single trip $50
Annual $300
Special projects $300
Moving building $50
Restricted weight load $150
Total: $

*Payment is invoiced following permit approval. Loads exceeding the overall weight of 63,500 kg and crossing Niagara Region structures may be invoiced additionally for an Ontario Bridge Formula Check.

Load Information

Due to the weight of the load exceeding 63500kg we require you to provide us with an axle load diagram of the vehicle. Please ensure the axle weights meet HTA R.S.O 1990 requirements. Please email a scanned copy of the diagram to roadpermits@niagararegion.ca.

Total # of axles:

Trip Information

Trip Starting Address:

Trip Finishing Address:

Start date: *

 End date: *

 Insurance Certificate Expiry Date:

Notice to Applicants

  1. This permit is not valid:
    1. On Ministry of Transportation highways or local roads under the jurisdiction of the area municipality
    2. On roads or structures otherwise restricted by Municipal By-Law
  2. The use of any road or structure may be restricted at any time
  3. A current certificate of liability insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000 to $10,000,000 naming the Region as an additional named insured. This certificate must accompany the application. The amount will be specified by the Region.
  4. Notwithstanding the issuance of this permit, and where applicable, the Public Commercial Vehicle Act and the Motor Vehicle Act apply
  5. The original of this permit must be carried in the vehicle and produced upon demand of a police officer or an officer appointed for carrying out the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act
  6. The applicant agrees for himself/herself, his/her heirs, executors, and administrators to indemnify and save having the Regional Municipality of Niagara from any action, damage, or loss whatsoever arising from operation carried out under this permit
  7. Annual Permit Overall Weight
    Authorized weights for the transportation of indivisible loads:
    1. Weight on tires not to exceed eleven kilograms per millimetre width as embossed on the tire sidewalls
    2. Weights shall not exceed the Manufacturers Rated Capacity of any vehicle or tire component
    3. Weight limit on a single axle other than a front axle shall be as per Highway Traffic Act plus 5,000 kg
    4. Weight limit on tandem axles or two axle groups shall be as per Highway Traffic Act plus 7,000 kg
    5. Weight limit on all other axle units and groups:
      1. With a total spread of less than 3.6 metres shall be as per Highway Traffic Act plus 9,000 kg
      2. With a total spread of 3.6 metres or greater shall be as per Highway Traffic Act plus 10,000 kg
  8. Gross weight limit for:
    1. Tractors drawing a two axle trailer - 55,000 kg
    2. Tractors drawing a trailer having three or more axles with a base length of equal to or less than 16.5 metres, the lesser of Highway Traffic Act Reg 597 plus 10,000 kg or 63,500 kg
    3. Tractors drawing a trailer having three or more axles with a base length greater than 16.5 metres, the lesser of Highway Traffic Act Reg 597 plus 13,000 kg or 63,500 kg
  9. Registered gross weight at least the lesser of 63,500 kg or actual gross vehicle weight

Conditions

  1. Where a Permit is issued in respect of:
    1. Height: The load shall not be composed of articles loaded one on top of the other
    2. Width: The load shall not be composed of articles loaded by side or crosswise
    3. Length: The Load shall not be composed of articles one behind the other and any overhang to the rear shall not exceed 4.6 meters from the center of the rear most axle
    4. Weight:
      1. The load shall not be composed of more than one article
      2. When crossing bridges, vehicle of over 45 tonnes gross weight must use the center of the road way and be operated at the lowest practicable speed
      3. Bridge postings and half load restrictions pursuant to Part VIII of The Highway Traffic Act Apply
  2. Vehicles and loads in excess of the width and/or length prescribed under Section 109 of the Highway Traffic Act shall be marked with four or more flags, one as near as practicable to each corner of the vehicle or load. The flags shall be bright in colour, and be a minimum of 400mm square. Where the flags are at the rear of the vehicle or load, they shall be not less than 2 meters above the highway surface. Where a vehicle or load is wider at any point or points on either side than at the corner, it shall where practicable, be so marked with such a flag at the widest point on each side.
  3. Vehicles and loads in excess of the length prescribed under Section 109 of The Highway Traffic Act shall in addition to the flags required under Condition B, display on the rear, in a clearly visible position a sign bearing the words "LONG LOAD" in black letters at least 200mm high with lines forming the letters at least 30mm. wide on a yellow background
  4. Where a permit is issued on condition the permit holder provide escort protection, the escort vehicles shall precede the vehicle and load on a two lane highway or follow the vehicle and load on a four lane highway at a distance of 150 metres bearing a sign reading "CAUTION OVERSIZE LOAD FOLLOWS" or "CAUTION OVERSIZE LOAD AHEAD" as the case may be in black letters at least 200mm high with lines forming the letters at least 30mm wide on a yellow background
  5. The Niagara Region reserves the right to determine when private or police escorts are required dependent upon the agreed route
  6. This Permit does not exempt the applicant / mover from obtaining other pertinent permits / approvals normally required to complete the route

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