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Permits and Bylaws

Oversized Load Permits 

When dimensions and/or weight exceed the limits as outlined in the Highway Traffic Act Highway Traffic Act a permit is required to travel on County Roads. 

The oversized load permit issue by the Bruce County Highways Department is only valid on Highways under the County’s jurisdiction.  Each permit has specific conditions that must be adhered to.  Included below are links to the permit information literature as well as trip permits. 

Should you have any questions regarding the oversize permit please contact our office.

Please allow 5 business days for the permit to be issued by the Highways Department

Links to:


Weight Restricted/Load Posted Roads

There are several roads throughout the Bruce County Highways Department's jurisdiction that require weight restrictions/load posting during spring thaw conditions.

As of April 13, 2017 all weight restrictions/load postings have been lifted.


Load Posted Roads 2017 Map


Entrance Permits

Contact the office to arrange for the organization of an entrance permit.

Encroachments Permits

Contact the office to arrange for the organization of an encroachment permit.

Sign Erection

Review By-Law 3809 and contact the office for permission of the sign erection.

Temporary Road Closure Request

Please review By-Law 3985.  A form is to be completed by the requester of the temporary road closure as well as the local Municipality of which the road is in.  Once this form is completed it is to be forwarded to the County Engineer for County Approval.