Excess Load Permit Application

The City of Markham has rules around the size and weight and size of commercial vehicles. If your vehicle is bigger than the allowable weight or size for a Markham road, you can request a permit. There are three sets of rules:

Year-Round Load Restrictions, By-Law 2012-54

Low-volume rural roads that have not been upgraded to modern road standards are posted as “half load roads.” On these roads, you can only have loads of 5 tonnes per axle.

Spring Load Restrictions, By-Law 2012-53

For roads not listed in By-law 2012-53, your load must weigh 5 tonnes per axle or less between March 1 and April 30. The Director of Operations can also add other restrictions. The City doesn’t usually allow vehicles to request a change to rules during Spring Load Restrictions.

Other Roads and Times of Year

Roads not subjected to Year-Round or Spring Load restrictions follow the weights and size restrictions listed in the Highway Traffic Act.

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