Registering with farm plates lets you transport the following:
- Any commodity used in the operation of the vehicle owner's farm.
- Primary farm products for another farm when using a 2-axle truck registered with a gross vehicle weight of 14,600 kg or less, with or without compensation.
- Primary farm products for another farm, without compensation, when using a 3-axle truck registered with a gross vehicle weight of no more than 22,500 kg.
- Passengers in a private car pool that share in the transportation expenses.
- Up to 8 students for compensation when the vehicle is operated by a school board employee or the parent or guardian of a student. The driver has to be approved by the school board, principal of the school or the Ministry of Education.
- Passengers for limited compensation as a volunteer driver for a purpose approved by a home care board, special-care home board or senior citizen activity centre board.
- Recreational vehicles, except in connection with a business.
- Household effects belonging to others without compensation to and from a private residence (must use a vehicle with a registered gross vehicle weight of 5,000 kg or less and not done in connection with employment or a business). A farmer may haul their own household effects with a Class F vehicle at any weight.
- Fish, if a valid commercial fisherman’s licence, domestic net fisherman’s licence or Indian fishing permit is held. The vehicle must have three or fewer axles.
- Materials or goods (up to 1,000 kg) if owned by a municipality, town or village and transported by the council member for a town, village or rural municipality.
Vehicles registered with farm plates can be driven within Saskatchewan for personal purposes, by anyone the farmer chooses to allow, without time or distance restrictions. Vehicles used outside of Saskatchewan may be restricted depending on the operator's place of residence. Vehicles operated outside of Saskatchewan must also comply with the requirements of the jurisdiction they are in.
Power units and heavy trucks
Farm plated power units (regardless of the registered gross vehicle weight) or trucks registered with a gross vehicle weight of more than 22,500 kg cannot be used to transport products in the operation of someone else's farm.
To legally do this a farmer must either:
- Obtain a commercial class licence plate for the vehicle.
- Obtain an out-of-class permit from SGI's Permit Office by calling 1-800-667-7575 or 775-6969 in Regina (7 days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.).
- Jointly register a vehicle to a group of farmers. This could be a combination of individuals and/or corporations. Each farmer listed on the registration must qualify for farm plates in their own name and have a financial interest in the vehicle. A vehicle that is jointly registered in Class F may be used to haul the farm products of each farmer listed on the registration.