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Nova Scotia Oversize Permits

Nova Scotia weight restrictions

Nova Scotia Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Inspection Division

Address: P.O. Box 156 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 2M4

Contact: (902) 424-5536

Hours: 7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. (AT)


Permits are valid for three (3) travel days.


Single25,000 lbs / 11,340 kgs
Steering17,630 lbs / 8,000 kgs
Tandem50,040 lbs / 22,700 kgs
Tridum65,030 lbs / 29,500 kgs
Jeep / BoosterAlways needs permit

When Escorts are Needed:

# of Escorts

Width 12’ – 14’ on hwy other than 100 series1 Front
Width 14’1” – 17’ on divided highway1 Rear
Width 14’1” – 17’ on undivided highway1 Front
Width 17’ – 22’ (arrange in advance)2 (Front & Rear) & RCMP
Length 82’ – 100’1 Rear
Length over 100’ (arrange in advance)2 (Front & Rear)

Vectra Heavy Haulers, a company for heavy haul transport with a formidable reputation, will ensure secure and trusted delivery services according to your needs. To ensure quality services, we follow all regulations, including Nova Scotia spring weight restrictions.

Did you know that we have information on New found land oversize permit as well?

We follow all the provincial and local commercial vehicle permits and guidelines, including Nova Scotia weight restrictions. For more information about regulations in Nova Scotia for permits on oversize transportation, please visit the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation’s official website.