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Over dimensional permit


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24 hours a day, seven days a week using your City of Calgary myID


Annual permit $50 Administration Fee.

Coordinated/Escorted permit
$128 Administration Fee
$1568 Signals turning fee
*Note that additional fees may apply depending on the work needed.


Minimum of two weeks in advance of move date and five business days to process.

Related information

Road permits

ePermits FAQ

Over-dimensional coordinated move playbook

Registration information


Daily / Single Trip permits

All new daily / single trip permits will be processed through the TRAVIS system, which is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The City will no longer being issuing these permits separately.

TRAVIS - Apply for Daily/Single trip permits


Annual / Coordinated permits

We will continue to support your business needs with Annual (City Wide) permits and the Coordinated / Escorted permits.

How to apply

Once you register for a myID, as a citizen or business administrator, you will be able to log into ePermits to apply.

If you need help or additional explanation when using the ePermits website, please see the ePermits frequently asked questions for more information.

An over dimensional permit is required once a dimension of a vehicle hauling a load is larger than one of the following measurements:

  • 8’6” / 2.6m wide
  • 13’6” / 4.15m high
  • 75’ / 22.86m long

Application deadlines

The application will take approximately a minimum of five working days to process.

Annual permits

Annual permits (City Wide) may be issued to carriers that have a high volume of demand. There is a $50 administration fee for an annual over dimensional permit. The maximum dimensions that an annual permit can be issued for are:
  • Width: 6.0m
  • Height: 4.9m (ground to top of load)
  • Length: 40.0m (bumper to bumper)

;Apply for an Annual Over dimensional Permit.

Coordinated / Escorted permits 

When a load is at or is higher than 5.3 meters, a coordinated / escorted set-up is required to adjust traffic control / signal devices and utility lines. There are additional fees associated with a coordinated set-up. Carriers must apply a minimum of two weeks in advance of a move. In order to obtain the desired time slot, we recommend that carriers apply as far in advance as possible. The City’s on-line permit system, ePermit, will allow bookings to be made two months in advance (four months for house moves). Follow The Playbook that describes how to arrange a coordinated over-dimensional load move within the city of calgary. Apply for a Coordinated / Escorted Over dimensional Permit.

Pilot requirements

If your load is at or exceeds one of the following dimensions: 

​Escorts ​Width ​Height
​One pilot ​12’6” / 3.81m ​16’1” / 4.9m
​Two pilots ​14’6” / 4.41m ​17’4” / 5.3m
​Three pilots ​24’ / 7.31m


The following regulations apply for over dimensional loads:

  • Movement of over dimensional loads with the proportions of the same or greater than 12’2” / 3.7m wide and 15’ / 4.6m high cannot travel during the morning peak hours of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and the evening rush hours of 3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • For loads over 7.32m wide or 5.3m high, the applicant will be responsible for all costs incurred for removing and reinstalling the affected traffic control devices. These costs will be determined and collected prior to issuing the permit.
  • Once a load is 17’4” / 5.3m in height or greater, it is considered a coordinated move. Coordinated move requires escorts from the City and Enmax. It may also require escorts by Shaw or Telus. Coordinated moves are only escorted out of the City at the following times:
    • Sunday to Thursday 11 p.m.
    • Monday to Friday at 1 a.m. and 3 a.m.

Permit costs

The cost of the permit will depend if it is a daily, annual or coordinated move over dimensional permit. The prices are:

  • Daily: $25
  • Annual: $50
  • Coordinated set-up (escorts required):
    $128 Administration Fee
    $1568 Signals turning fee
    *Note that additional fees may apply depending on the work needed.

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