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Permits and Fees

​​​​​​​Oversized Load Permits
An Oversized Load Permit allows companies and/or people to move oversized loads on County Roads that exceed the Ministry of Transportation accepted limits by height, length, width or weight. The following limits are stipulated under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) for the Height, Width and Length of Vehicles which can operate on highways without a special permit. An Oversized Load Permit is required if the vehicle and load are greater than the below dimensions:

Annual Oversized Load Dimension Limits
Width:         To not exceed 3.7m/12ft (4.30 m/14.1ft on County Roads listed under                                   ​ ​ ​Section B)
Height:        To not exceed 4.26m/14ft
Length:        To not exceed: 
                     Regular – 12.5m/41.0ft
                     Semi-Trailer – 14.65m/48.0ft
                     Combination of Vehicles Coupled Together – 23.0m/75.5ft
Weight:        In accordance with The Highway Traffic Act

Single Trip Oversized Load Dimension Requirements
​(Required if dimensions exceed the following)

Width:          2.6m/8.5ft
Height:         4.15m/13.6ft
Length:        Regular – 12.5m/41.0ft 
                     Semi-Trailer – 14.65m/48.0ft
                     Combination of Vehicles Coupled Together – 23.0m/75.5ft
Weight:        In accordance with The Highway Traffic Act

County of Simcoe Map

 • It is assumed that all vehicles will be within the legal weight range under the HTA, as it is too difficult to determine the combination of axle weights that may apply.  If a person knows that they are overweight, they must supply a complete axle weight diagram showing the weights per axle or axle combination.
 • All Annual Oversized Load Permits are based on calendar year (Jan. – Dec.), not on issuance date.
 • All Single Oversized Load Permits are issued for only 3 consecutive days, with weekend travel upon appr​oval.
 • Seasonal Load Restrictions from March 1st to April 30th (limited to 5 tonnes per axle).​​​​​​​


Reduced Load Restrictions

The following information is required in order to obtain Single, Annual or Special Annual Oversized Permit(s) with The County of Simcoe:

         1. Completed Oversized Load Permit Application Form (PDF).

Annual Oversized Load Permit Application Form
Single Oversized Load Permit Application Form​​
Mobile Crane / Special Oversized Load Permit Application Form

2. Certificate of Insurance, naming The Corporation of The County of Simcoe as an additional insured. 
A Certificate of Insurance will only be accepted if it includes the following:
            1. The Corporation of The County of Simcoe is named as an Additional Insured
            2. The below listed coverage limits are met:            

                Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance                          $5,000,000
                Commerc​ial General Liability Insurance              $5,000,000
                Total Insurance​​                                                   ​$10,000,00​0​

Permit Fees
Annual Oversized Load Permit                                                $300.00
Mobile Crane/Special Annual Oversized Load Permit          $300.00
Single Oversized Load Permit                                                 $50.00 x No. of Permits

Payment in the form of cash, cheque, Debit, Visa or Mastercard will be accepted. **Please note we do not accept American Express** ​ Cheque​ payments should be made payable to The Corporation of The County of Simcoe at the following address:

The Corporation of the County of Simcoe
Transportation and Engineering Department
1110 Highway 26
Midhurst, ON L9X 1N6

*Payments must be made in full and must be made prior to the issuance of a permit. Receipts will be issued upon payment.

Please email or fax a copy of all required documents to epeclerical@simcoe.ca  or (705) 726-9832.

Entrance Permits

An entrance permit is required prior to the construction of a new entrance, the alteration or reclassification to an existing entrance. Guidelines can be found in the County Entrance By-law.

Entrance Permit Application​

Entrance By-Law 5544 

Credit Card Payment Authorization Form

Entrances onto County Road 90 are also subject to Controlled Access By-Law 4396.


Road Occupancy Permits

*** Please note as of September 1st, 2010 there is now a fee for a Road Occupancy Permit.  $100 for a minor ROP and $500 for a major ROP***

Prior to any work within the County Road right of way a Road Occupancy Permit must be obtained from the County of Simcoe Transportation and Engineering Department.  The following are general conditions of the road occupancy permit and are subject to change.

  • A certificate of insurance must be provided with the County of Simcoe named as co-insured and held harmless in the event of accidents.
  • All staff shall wear safety equipment AT ALL TIMES including hard hats, reflective vests, and safety boots while on the County road allowance.
  • The County does not permit full closure of any County Road without approval from the County of Simcoe Transportation Construction Manager.
  • The ditches, shoulders, and travelled surface, must be restored to its original condition.
  • All damage disruption or removal of existing works such as curb, sidewalk, etc. related to the work activity shall be reinstated by the applicant to current County Standards. All road repairs will be financial responsibility of the Applicant.
  • No asphalt surfaces shall be cut. Crossings being bored must be augured.  The use of a pneumatic torpedo is not permitted.
  • Execute traffic plan in accordance with Book 7 of the Ontario Traffic Manual.
  • Disturbed areas shall be graded to direct drainage away from County Road.
  • Please be advised the applicant is responsible for obtaining any approvals which may be necessary for the above noted works which may include: the Utilities, Local Municipalities, Ministry of Natural Resources, Local Conservation Authorities, etc.  The County will require the submission of any permits required as a result of the above noted works.
  • Major - For all applications covered under a Municipal Access Agreement (MMA) or a Municipal Consent Agreement (MC) or require occupation of the right-of-way for great than 5 days.
  • Minor - For all other work not covered under a Major ROP or require occupation of the right-of-way for less than 5 days.

Road Occupancy Permit Application

Credit Card Payment Authorization Form