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Prince Edward Island Permits

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Department of Transportation & Public Works Highway Safety Division

Address: P.O. Box 2000 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada C1A7N8

Contact: (902) 368-5200

Hours: 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (AT)


The permit is valid for 24 hours.



Gross Weight: Depends on tire sizes and axle spacings.

Length: No maximum established. The permit will be issued if the roads can handle the length. If longer than 80′ then escorts will be required.

Width:    No maximum established. The permit will be issued if the road can handle the excessive width. Escorts will be required for all loads over 12′ wide.

Height: No maximum established. The permit will be issued if there is adequate clearance for the vehicle to pass through safely.

When Escorts Are Needed:

(Government has right to add escorts on load when it deems necessary.)

# of Escorts

Width of 12’ & over2 (Front & Rear)
Length 90’ & over2 (Front & Rear)

Escort vehicles must have a flashing amber light mounted on top of the vehicle. Escorts must also have a wide load sign or a “D” sign attached to the front of the vehicle.

Vectra Heavy Haulers, a certified heavy equipment transport company, will make your oversized freight shipping smooth in Nova Scotia. We follow all the provincial and local vehicle permit regulations. For more Prince Edward Oversize/Overweight Permit (OSOW) office regulation information.