PROVISIONS AND CONDITIONS
PERMIT TO MOVE EXCESS LOAD
Issued Under Section 110 of the Highway Traffic Act
1. INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS: In order to receive a Dufferin County issued permit the applicant must
provide proof of a valid insurance certificate naming the County of Dufferin as additional insured
with minimum Commercial General Liability (CGL), General Aggregate coverage of two million dollars
with sufficient Umbrella coverage to total minimum five million dollars.
2. THIS PERMIT IS NOT VALID:
a. on any road or highway other than roads under the jurisdiction of the County of Dufferin.
b. for overweight vehicles on any load restricted County Road. Load restrictions generally apply
annually during the period of March 1
to May 15
but may change at the County's discretion.
Roads not affected by reduced load periods include Dufferin Roads 3, 24, 25, 109 and 124.
Permit holder is responsible for verifying current load restrictions.
c. on Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays.
d. in congested traffic conditions when the overall width exceeds 3.05 metres (10 feet) or
the overall length exceeds 24.5 metres (80 feet).
e. from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise or at any other time when, due
to insufficient light or unfavourable atmospheric conditions, persons and vehicles on the road
are not clearly discernible at a distance of 150 metres (492 feet) or less.
f. Subsections (c),(d) and (e) do not apply to overweight and over height vehicles.
a. all conditions that are contained on the Ontario Ministry of Transportations Permit shall
apply to this permit.
b. Permit holder must provide escort vehicles to precede and follow load(s) in excess of 4.0
metres (13 feet) in width when crossing the Grand River Bridge (200m (656 feet) west of
Dufferin 24 on Dufferin 109).
c. Annual permit holders in excess of MTO annual permit limits (“Special Annual”) must notify
the County of Dufferin a minimum of 2 business days in advance of each haul. (Quote
permit #) The County reserves the right to deny specific loads. Confirmation of notification
and approval will be issued by the County and must be carried in the vehicle for each load.
d. A photo copy of this permit and an original of the associated Ontario Ministry of
Transportation’s permit must be carried in the vehicle and produced on demand of a police
officer or an officer for carrying out enforcement of the Highway Traffic Act.
e. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to confirm all horizontal and vertical clearances
along haul route prior to transport. Permit is issued on the condition the permit holder
accepts responsibility for any and all damage that may be caused to overhead wires,
structures, roads, encroachments, or railway rights-of-ways.