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Vehicle overweight permit

TRAVIS permits Over Dimentional permits


The City of Calgary no longer issues “Overweight Vehicle” permits separate from Alberta Transportation commercial vehicle permits. Instead, The City monitors and approves provincial permit requests for overweight loads using the Alberta Government TRAVIS permitting system. In order to travel on a Calgary roadway or cross a bridge with an overweight load, obtain an Alberta Transportation overweight vehicle permit and ensure that the permit shows as having been approved by the City of Calgary prior to any travel on a Calgary roadway.

Load banned roads

Fifty per cent load bans are in place on some roads year round. Seventy-five per cent load bans are in effect during the spring thaw period for some roads but also year round on others. There are also some prohibitions. Bans are reviewed annually. See the listings of roads with load ban limits and prohibitions.

Consult the Load Bans Map for current load bans and prohibitions.

eServices - Overweight vehicle load ban information request 

Overweight vehicles on roadways

Vehicle overweight permits are for commercial vehicles that exceed the maximum allowable weight. This type of permit is issued for large heavy loads that are not easily reduced in weight such as, a gas compressor or turbine unit.

Information requests for long term planning purposes can still be submitted to theCity of Calgary, Maintenance Permit Group by filling out an online service request. 

eServices - Overweight vehicle on Roads information request 

How to apply

Overweight load permit requests are made by using the Alberta Government TRAVIS permitting system.

TRAVIS permits


Application deadlines

TRAVIS overweight vehicle on roadway requests will be approved or denied by the City of Calgary within two business days.

Permit costs 

There is a $25 fee for a vehicle overweight permit.

Overweight vehicles on bridges

Large commercial loads that are not easily reducible in weight, such as heavy construction equipment, gas compressors or turbines may not comply with section 9 of the Alberta Commercial Vehicle and Weight Regulation and need to cross a city bridge.

Information requests for long term planning purposes can still be submitted to the City of Calgary, Bridge and Structures Permit Group by filling out an online service request. 

eServices - Overweight vehicle over Bridges information request 

How to apply

Overweight load permit requests are made by using the Alberta Government TRAVIS permitting system.

TRAVIS permits


Application deadlines

TRAVIS requests received Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. that need a bridge loading review by The City of Calgary will be responded to on the same day. TRAVIS requests received after hours that need a bridge loading review will be responded to on the following business day.

Permit costs 

There is a $25 fee for a vehicle overweight permit.