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Truck Permits

Truck permits are governed by Traffic Bylaw No. 7200, which outlines regulations regarding maximum dimension/weight restrictions for the road network throughout the City of Saskatoon. Routes are provided for long haul and pickup/delivery trucks within the City limits. 

Saskatoon Truck Route Map

A Saskatoon Truck Route Map, detailing pick-up/delivery routes, structure clearances and other trucking program information is available at the City Hall Information Desk, or by calling 306-975-1450.

 

Truck Permit Fees

The following fees cover the costs associated with reviewing truck permit applications, which currently come from the current mill rate:

  • Blanket annual vehicle permits = $50*
  • Daily vehicle permits = $30

*Fleet lists are required for all annual permits with multiple units. Please state the year, make, model, type (tractor unit, skidsteer, loader, etc.)  and serial number or plate number for each piece of equipment/vehicle (unlicensed and/or licensed).

Dimension and Weight Limits

As per Traffic Bylaw No. 7200, any trucks and equipment that exceed the following dimensions, and wish to travel through the City of Saskatoon, require an Excess Dimension Permit from the City of Saskatoon prior to travel. Measurement restrictions provided are based on maximum measurable surfaces as laid out by SGI Professional Driver's Handbook.

  • Width:     2.60 metres or  8.53 feet
  • Height:   4.15 metres or 13.62 feet
  • Length:     25.0 metres or  82.0 feet

Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight in excess of 8,000 kgs or 17,600 lbs will require a review of the individual axel weights (loads) and distribution of axel groupings as per dimension and weight parameters outlined within Schedule No. 7.

Over-Dimensioned Vehicles and Equipment 

Excess Dimension Permits are required to travel within city limits for non-divisible loads (any load or vehicle that exceeds applicable weights and/or dimensional limits which cannot be divided into smaller loads or vehicles without causing damage to the load).

Excess Dimension Permits will not be issued for divisible loads. Please refer to Section 4 of the Traffic Bylaw Special Permits Policy

For any loads greater than 5.2 metres (17 feet) in height, please contact our office by email:  Truck.Permits@saskatoon.ca

For unlicensed construction and/or rarm equipment, please refer to Section 3.5 of the Traffic Bylaw Special Permits Policy

Over-Weight vehicles and equipment 

An Excess Load Permit is required when a vehicle or unlicensed piece of equipment exceeds maximum gross vehicle weights as outlined in Schedule No. 7 of the Traffic Bylaw No. 7200.

For all excess weight loads, axel spreads, spacings and weights must be checked by bridge engineers to determine the route required. Bridges throughout the City have limits on the individual load capacity. To avoid fines and/or damage to City infrastructure, apply for an excess load permit and have your load checked before proceeding with your intended move/delivery.