Government of New Brunswick

Overview

Special permits are issued to allow the safe movement of oversize, and/or overweight, or non-conforming vehicles on New Brunswick highways.

Eligibility

Section 261 (1) of the Motor Vehicle Act requires that operators of any vehicle, with or without a load, or any combination of vehicles with or without a load, which is not in conformance with the weights and dimensions set out in NB Regulation 2001-67, must obtain a special permit to operate such vehicles on New Brunswick highways.

Oversize Permits are required for a vehicle or vehicle combination transporting indivisible loads that exceeds:
· Overall width of 2.60 meters (8'6")
· Overall height of 4.15 meters (13'7")
· Overall length or overhangs prescribed under NB Regulation 2001-67.
· Restrictions to the conditions of movement and the maximum dimension limits apply.
· Oversize permits are available as a seven-day (single-trip permit), or extended periods of three-months or one year, subject to dimension limits
Oversize permits for pre-manufactured homes and modular units are available as a:
Trip Permit: Extreme width including eaves not exceeding 5.50 m; overall length not exceeding 32.0 m; maximum height on chassis not exceeding 4.88 m
Annual and Quarterly Permit: Extreme width including eaves not exceeding 4.72 m; overall length not exceeding 32.0 m; maximum height on chassis not exceeding 4.5 m

Over-mass/Over size Permits are issued for vehicles transporting single piece loads that exceed the axle group or gross masses prescribed under NB Regulation 2001-67:
· Restrictions and limits apply to the authorized weights and dimensions.
· Over-Mass/Over size permits are available as seven-day (single-trip permits), longer periods of three-month or one year are available, subject to permit limits regarding the requested mass, dimensions, cargo and routes.

Non conforming Permits are available for specific vehicle configurations that are not included in Regulation 2001-67, which are approved at this time to operate in New Brunswick (under special permit). Non-conforming vehicle permits are valid for a one-year period.

Description

The Special Permit office issues permits for:
· Oversize and/or overweight vehicles
· New mini, mobile, and modular homes
· Vehicle configurations that do not conform to Regulation 2001-67.

The District offices issue permits for oversize:
· Standard Oversize Permit (4.27 m in width, 30.00 m in length, and/or 4.50 m in height)
· Large Building moves originating in that district (buildings exceeding 5.5m in width)

The Special Permits Office is the contact and application center for the following trucking programs:
· Long Combination Vehicle Operations
· Forestry - Winter Weight Program
· Highway Uprating Program
· Spring Weight Restrictions
· Harmonization of Vehicle Weights and Dimensions

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2009/2009TSpecialPermit.pdf

Fees

Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
Overweight Permits (7-day trip) (Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) - kilograms) CDN2004-07-23
3 Axles 2004-07-23
  Up to 30,50050.002004-07-23
  30,501-33,000 51.002004-07-23
  33,001-35,000 68.002004-07-23
  35,501-38,000 86.002004-07-23
4 Axles 2004-07-23
  Up to 40,500 50.002004-07-23
  40,501-43,000 51.002004-07-23
  43,001-45,500 68.002004-07-23
  45,501-48,000 86.002004-07-23
5 Axles 2004-07-23
  Up to 48,500 50.002004-07-23
  48,501-51,000 51.002004-07-23
  51,001-53,50068.002004-07-23
  53,501-56,00086.002004-07-23
6 Axles 2004-07-23
  Up to 51,500 50.002004-07-23
  51,501-54,000 51.002004-07-23
  54,001-56,50068.002004-07-23
  56,501-59,00086.002004-07-23
  59,001-64,000 129.002004-07-23
  64,001-72,000339.002004-07-23
  Over 72,000500.002004-07-23
7 Axles 2004-07-23
  Up to 53,50050.002004-07-23
  53,501-56,00051.002004-07-23
  56,001-58,500 68.002004-07-23
  58,501-61,00086.002004-07-23
  61,001-64,000129.002004-07-23
  64,001-72,000339.002004-07-23
  Over 72,000500.002004-07-23
8 Axles and up 2004-07-23
  Up to 64,00050.002004-07-23
  64,001-72,000339.002004-07-23
  Over 72,000500.002004-07-23
Any number of axles 2004-07-23
  Exceeds axle or axle group but not GVW50.002004-07-23
Quarterly or Annual Overweight Permits  2004-07-23
Axle or axle group exceeds but not GVW 2004-07-23
  3 Months102.002004-07-23
  12 Months339.002004-07-23
Up to 50,000 kg GVW (specialized equipment)2004-07-23
  3 Months204.002009-04-01
  12 Months678.002009-04-01
Up to 59,000 kg GVW (for construction and industrial equipment only, on selected routes) 2009-04-01
  3 Months255.002004-07-23
  12 Months847.002009-04-01
Oversize Permits for General Freight - all routes2009-04-01
  Up to 7 day trip50.002009-04-01
  3 Months51.002009-04-01
  12 Months170.002009-04-01
Oversize Permits (up to 7 day trip)2009-04-01
  Overlength or overheight or overwidth up to 4.72 m50.002009-04-01
  Overwidth over 4.72 m86.002009-04-01
Quarterly or Annual Oversize Permits (all routes)2009-04-01
Overlength to 30.00 m2009-04-01
  3 Months51.002009-04-01
  12 Months170.002009-04-01
Overheight to 4.50 m2009-04-01
  3 Months51.002009-04-01
  12 Months170.002009-04-01
Overwidth to 4.27 m2009-04-01
  3 Months51.002009-04-01
  12 Months170.002009-04-01
Overwidth to 4.72m (mobile, modular, mini-homes, max. box width 4.4m)2009-04-01
  3 Months102.002004-07-23
  12 Months339.002004-07-23
Overwidth to 4.72m (fishing boats commercially in use)2004-07-23
  3 Months102.002004-07-23
  12 Months339.002004-07-23
Configuration Permit - NC2004-07-23
  12 Months50.002004-07-23
Modified Permits or Re-issued Permits2004-07-23
Where the holder of a special permit requests a modification. Exceptions: Permit Office error; Inclement Weather, Equipment failure or disposal; Mobile, Modular, and Mini-Homes with serial number.50.002004-07-23
Where a special permit is lost or misplaced by the holder and a duplicate is requested50.002004-07-23