Overheight Permits

A permit is required when height of a vehicle or load exceeds 4.15 m. The issuance of any permit remains subject to the discretion of the traffic authority.

Typically, permits may be issued for non-divisible loads only, meaning that there cannot be two or more pieces of equipment stacked on top of the other to exceed 4.15 m in height.

If the overall height exceeds 4.6 m, the permit must be approved by Manitoba Telecom Services. The applicant is responsible to obtain this approval, and have it forwarded to Permit Services. Please contact Manitoba Telecom Services at 1-800-380-0150.

If the overall height exceeds 4.8 m, the permit must be approved by Manitoba Hydro. The applicant is responsible to obtain this approval, and have it forwarded to Permit Services. Please contact Manitoba Hydro at 1-888-624-9376.

There are no travel restrictions placed on permits that are solely for overheight loads. This means that assuming all necessary approvals are in place, weekend, statutory holiday and nighttime travel are all allowed.

Carriers should use caution during winter months, as vertical clearances under structures and overhead signs, etc. can be reduced due to packed snow on highways.

NOTE: This Web page should be used as a guide only. Information contained in this website is of a general nature only and should not be considered a legal authority. The reader's interpretation and application of this information shall be the reader's sole responsibility. It is the responsibility of the motor carrier to consult the regulations for the exact requirements before transporting loads.

Please refer to Vehicle Weights and Dimensions on Classes of Highways Regulation M. R. 575/88 (PDF) as amended, from time to time for specific details on legal size weights and dimensions control.

Escort vehicles must be equipped as per Part IX of the Vehicle Weights and Dimensions on Classes of Highways Regulation M.R. 575/88 (PDF).

Please contact Permit Services at (204) 945-3961 or toll free at 1-877-812-0009 for your specific permit requirements.