Most permits are issued immediately over the phone - the required details are recorded and you're provided a permit number verbally. The permit number should be carried in the vehicle for the duration of the permit and is used as a reference for enforcement. Carriers from Canada have the option of being billed for their permit or paying for it at the time of issue. Carriers from the United States must pay for their permit at the time it is issued. The Permit Office will accept VISA, Mastercard and American Express.
Please be advised that effective November 1, 2014, the SGI Permit Office requires payment by credit card for all single trip permits. This does not apply to Term Permits or permits issued through SGI's Self-Issue Permit Program.
Most single trip permits can be applied for and immediately issued using the online permit application. Some permit applications may require further approval from Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure bridge engineers, but the turn around on these permits is generally very fast. If you wish to issue your own permits online, you must first apply and be approved by the Permit Office. Contact the Permit Office for more information on becoming a self issuer.
A term permit is a yearly permit issued for overweight or over-dimension vehicles or loads. Term permits usually require a written application request by mail, fax, or email. Term permits with no fee can be issued over the phone without paper documentation.
Not all loads and vehicles are eligible for term permits. Contact the Permit Office at 306-775-6969 for more information on the types of permits that are available and for information on application requirements.