Oversize/Overweight Load Permit
An Oversize / Overweight Load Permit is required by companies wanting to move loads that exceed Ontario Highway Traffic Act accepted length, width, height or weight limits. Section 110 of the Highway Traffic Act authorizes municipalities to grant permits for the movement of excess loads within their jurisdiction, upon application in writing, and may specify any conditions deemed necessary by the Corporation to protect persons or property from injury or damage. Available are single use permits for a fee of $25.00 or an annual permit at $150.00. A minimum of 48 hours processing time is required.
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Special Events Permit
A City of Niagara Falls Special Events Permit is issued for events taking place on municipal property. These events include but are not limited to: filming, parades, bicycle tours and races, running events, procession, walk-a-thon, sidewalk sale, etc. The Special Events Permit Application is available online.
All special event applicants must provide proof of liability insurance, minimum amount of five million dollars ($5,000,000), naming the City of Niagara Falls as co-insured.
Military and religious groups are exempt from having to provide insurance for their events. Fill out and return a Certificate of Insurance Document to prove that you are insured.
Some roadways in the City of Niagara Falls are not under municipal jurisdiction, view the list of roadways that are under the jurisdiction of a different road authority. If you wish to obtain a permit on any of the roadways listed in the above document, please contact the applicable road jurisdiction:
Consent from Business Improvement Areas
If your special event is taking place in any of the Business Improvement Areas (BIA's) in the City of Niagara Falls, you will require to obtain a written permission from a representative of the applicable BIA:
If you have any questions about Special Events Permits and/or wish to submit an application form, please contact Marzenna Carrick - Manager of Transportation Engineering at extension 5204 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Tim Burshtein - Traffic Technologist at extension 5202 or email@example.com.