Permits and Bylaws

The Bruce County Transportation and Environmental Services Department oversees permits and permissions for the following categories of requests associated with roads and bridges under their jurisdiction: Over Dimensional Loads, Weight Restricted/Load Posted Roads, Entrances, Encroachments, Sign Installation, Temporary Road Closures

Transportation and Environmental Services Permits and Bylaws

Over Dimensional Load Permits

An over dimensional load permit is required from the Bruce County Transportation and Environmental Services Department when vehicles and loads traveling on roads under the jurisdiction of the Transportation and Environmental Services Department exceed the dimensions and/or weight limits as outlined in the Highway Traffic Act .  Each permit has specific conditions that must be adhered to.  Included below are links to the permit information literature and application forms.  Please allow 5 business days for the permit to be issued by the Transportation and Environmental Services Department.  Should you have any questions regarding the over dimensional load permit process, please contact our office.

M1 (2.76m to 3.75m wide and/or greater than 63,500 kg's) Oversized Load Permit

M2 (greater than 3.75m wide) Oversized Load Permit

Moving Permit - Appendix A - Utilities Companies

Weight Restricted/Load Posted Roads

As of April 18, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. all weight restrictions/load postings of 5 tonne per single axle will be lifted on all Weight Restricted/Load Posted County of Bruce roads.

Entrance Permits
Contact the office for an entrance permit.


Encroachment Permits
Contact the office for an encroachment permit.


Sign Installation
Review By-Law 3809, complete the Advertising Sign Permit Application and forward the completed request to  


Temporary Road Closure Requests
Please review By-Law 2013-024.  Obtain an application from the local municipality to be completed by the requester and the local municipality.  Upon approval by the local municipality, the form will be forwarded to the County Engineer for County Approval.


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Transportation and Environmental Services
Transportation and Environmental Services
Location:  Walkerton Administration Centre Tel:  519-881-2400


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