Special permits

​​​​​​​​The Ministère limits the loads and sizes of vehicles and vehicle combinations to protect infrastructures and ensure the safety of other road users.

The Highway Safety Code allows road vehicles that comply with the loads and sizes authorized by the Vehicle Load and Size Limits Regulation to use the entire Québec road network.

When a road vehicle or a combination of road vehicles cannot comply with the rules established by the Regulation, it can be possible to obtain a special permit​.

There are three special permit categories:

Indexation of permit cost

The Financial Administration Act provides for the adjustment of rates set by the government, one of its organizations, or a ministry on January 1st of each year. The cost of permits renewed in December for the following year is the one for the current year.