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Road Permits and Forms

If you are hosting a road race, putting in a new driveway, or looking to install a sign along a Grey County Road the policies and forms on this page will help ensure your activities can be completed safely and according to County by-laws.

Step 1 - Locate Permit Forms

Annual Oversize Permit: 
(Calendar year January 1 to December 31)

Single Oversize Move Permit

Exceptional Move Permit: 
For vehicles over 5.0 Metres (16’5”) in width and/or over 45.75 metres (150’) in length and/or in excess of 63,500 kg (140,000 lbs) in weight.  Police escort is required in some cases, see permit for details.

An Overload Permit is required when dimensions or weight exceeds the normal limits permitted by legislation.  Details as follows:

Maximum Width
Vehicle Including Load - 2.6 Metres
Exceptions

  • Raw Forest Products (En Route) - 2.8 Metres       
  • Road Service Vehicles defined as vehicles travelling to and from a maintenance site or repair centre - No Specified Limit     
  • Loose farm products (including rectangular and round bales of hay) -  No Specified Limit   

Maximum Length
Single Vehicle Including Load - 12.5 Metres
Exceptions

  • A Fire Apparatus
  • A Semi-Trailer
  • An Articulated Bus

Maximum Length (Semi-Trailer)
Semi-Trailer Including Load - 14.65 Metres                             

Maximum Length Combination
Combination of Vehicle and Load - 23.0 Metres          

Maximum Height
Vehicle and Load - 4.15 Metres        

Maximum Weight
Maximum wight allowances are determined using axle configurations and spacing.  An overload permit is required if the axle and/or gross vehicle weight exceeds the limits set out in the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

Farm Vehicle Exemption
Over-dimensional farm vehicles are exempt from permit requirements when the vehicle is self-propelled or drawn by a farm tractor.

Who do I contact for using a King's Highway (i.e. Highway 10)?  
Ministry of Transportation

Some lower tier municipalities require an oversize permit when using their local roads.  You will need to contact that Municipality to discuss their requirements.

Step 2 - Submission and Payment

Submission Methods

Completed permits and payment can be:

  • Emailed to:  roads [at] grey.ca
  • Faxed to:  (519) 376-0967
  • Mailed to: Transportation Services Department, County of Grey, 595 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound ON  N4K 5N1

Payment Methods

  1. Cheque made payable to the Corporation of the County of Grey
  2. Visa or MasterCard (email roads [at] grey.ca) or visit the County of Grey’s Administration Building
  3. Debit (on site at the Owen Sound Administrative Office Only)

General Inquiries:  519-372-0219 ext.1217

Step 3 - Process and Turnaround Time

Entrance, Encroachment and Advertising Signs Permits

Once a completed permit application and payment have been received at the Grey County Transportation Services Department office, it can take up to 4 weeks (20 business days) for the permit to be reviewed and signed off by all parties at the County.  During this period, the permit location is visited by County personnel in the field to ensure that it meets the County’s specifications for a road access location.  It is then returned to the office where it is signed off by the Director. Then the approved permit is returned to the applicant with instructions on how to proceed.  Should the permit not meet specifications, County personnel will contact the applicant and advise them of the problem.

Release of Holdback Fee for Entrance Permits

Once an entrance has been installed, please complete the Declaration for Holdback Release Form (included in package) and submit to the office.  Once again County personnel will visit the permit location and view the work that has been done.  If all requirements of the permit have been met, the County will process the refund of the deposit.  It can take up to three (3) weeks for a cheque to be processed.

If the entrance does not meet County specifications, the applicant will be advised of what is required to properly finish the entrance.  Once this remedial work is completed, the applicant must once again request an entrance inspection and have it passed by County personnel prior to the deposit being refunded.

Grey County

Situated two hours north of Toronto, Grey County offers beauty you can’t get in the city, along with a lifestyle that is more relaxed and family oriented.

  • 595 9th Ave East Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3E3
  • (519) 376-2205 | 1-800-567-4739