Northumberland County introduces new online road permit program

Cobourg, ON – February 7, 2023 – Northumberland County is introducing an easy-to-use online road permit application process for drivers with oversize or overweight loads. Vehicles travelling on County roads that do not meet the Highway Traffic Acts dimensional requirements must apply for a single use or annual permit. The new online application process, which was recently launched, makes it easy to apply, pay for and receive approvals to safety travel on County roads.

“The streamlined service makes it easier for residents and businesses to get the permits they need when they need them,” commented Denise Marshall, Director of Public Works. “This service modernization is another example of the County’s commitment to continuous quality improvement for our community.”

Each year, the County reviews and processes approximately 200 annual and single trip permits for oversize and overweight road use requests. With the online value-for-money solution in place, the County will improve responsiveness to resident and business needs by reducing the time required for approvals and providing easy electronic processing of fees.

There are two main types of oversize and overweight permits available, with different fees and conditions for vehicles and operators on County roads. Annual permits are $200 per year, which includes unlimited trips but must meet Highway Traffic Act requirements. Single trip permits are $50 for individual trips and vehicles.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to apply for oversize or overweight load permits online by visiting our Road Permits page. County staff are available for assistance at 1-800-354-7050. If required, permit applications can be accepted in-person at 555 Courthouse Road, Cobourg, Ontario, or by email.