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Banner Permit
A Banner Permit is required to install a banner spanning over a Regional road.
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Entranceway Permit - Permanent
An Entranceway Permit is required for any new or modified entranceway onto a Regional Road, unless it is part of an approved development Site Plan.

The Entranceway Permit allows a property owner to create a new entranceway or modify an existing entranceway for residential, industrial, commercial, or farm access. Entranceways will typically require a curb cut or culvert where there is a ditch.

Regional staff review each Entranceway Permit application for safety and compliance with Regional standards. The Region may deny an Entranceway Permit if the location is found to be unsafe or if it does not comply with Regional standards for location and design.

There is no fee for a Regional Entranceway Permit, but culverts and curb cuts for new or modified permanent entranceways are typically required to be installed by the Region at the owner’s cost. A site-specific quote will be given once the application has been reviewed.

The owner is responsible for any construction required to complete the entranceway after the Region has completed the culvert installation or curb cut (For example paving the driveway) Regional staff will inspect the work to ensure the entranceway complies with Regional standards, permit conditions, and approved locations.

Once an Entranceway Permit is issued, any works within any part of the Regional road right-of-way will require a separate Road Occupancy Permit (ROP), that can be applied for at www.durham.ca/permits. A Road Occupancy Permit is required to allow a contractor to work within the Regional road allowance and enables the Region to coordinate works.

For Non Regional roads please contact the appropriate Municipality:

Town of Ajax – 905-619-2529 ext 3631
Township of Brock – 705-432-2355 ext 241
Municipality of Clarington – 905-263-2291
City of Oshawa – 905-436-3311
City of Pickering – 905-420-4660 ext 2063
Township of Scugog – 905-985-7346 ext 112
Township of Uxbridge – 905-852-9181
Town of Whitby – 905-430-4300 ext 4932

Application Timeline
Applications should be submitted a minimum of ten (10) business days prior to the requested construction of entranceways. Entranceways requiring the Region to construct may take longer.

This permit type requires you to have an account and logged in.

Entranceway Permit - Temporary
A temporary Entranceway Permit is required for any new temporary entranceway onto a Regional Road or any temporary change to the use of an existing entranceway onto a Regional road. The temporary Entranceway Permit allows a property owner to create a new or modify an existing entranceway to provide access for the duration of the temporary activity. Examples include new construction activity, temporary sales trailers, site alterations, or use of a residential or field access for construction activity.

Regional staff review each temporary Entranceway Permit application for safety and compliance with Regional standards. The Region may deny a temporary Entranceway Permit if the location is found to be unsafe for the proposed use, or it does not comply with Regional standards for location and design.

There is no fee for a temporary Entranceway Permit, but the Region typically collects a refundable $5,000-10,000 deposit, and may impose additional conditions such as mud mats / wheel washing facilities, road cleaning, and traffic management requirements. The conditions will need to be agreed by the applicant and any deposits paid before the permit is issued.

Once a temporary Entranceway Permit is issued, any works within any part of the Regional Road right-of-way will require a separate Road Occupancy Permit (ROP) that can be applied for at www.durham.ca/permits. A Road Occupancy Permit is required to allow a contractor to work within the Regional road allowance and enables the Region to coordinate works.

Regional staff will regularly inspect temporary entranceways during construction, use, and removal/restoration to ensure the entranceway complies with Regional standards, permit conditions, and approved locations.

For Non Regional roads please contact the appropriate Municipality:

Town of Ajax – 905-619-2529 ext 3631
Township of Brock – 705-432-2355 ext 241
Municipality of Clarington – 905-263-2291
City of Oshawa – 905-436-3311
City of Pickering – 905-420-4660 ext 2063
Township of Scugog – 905-985-7346 ext 112
Township of Uxbridge – 905-852-9181
Town of Whitby – 905-430-4300 ext 4932

Application Timeline
Applications should be submitted a minimum of ten (10) business days prior to the requested construction of entranceways. Entranceways requiring the Region to construct may take longer.

This permit type requires you to have an account and logged in.

Film Location Permit
Film location approval is required for any activity on Regional roads which would include traffic stoppages, traveling shots, lane or road closures.

Any organization/person planning a filming event on a Regional road must first obtain proper approval from Durham Region and from Durham Regional Police. Please contact Durham Region Film Office at 905-668-4113 ext.2617

For Non Regional roads please contact the appropriate Municipality:

Town of Ajax – 905-619-2529 ext 3231
Township of Brock – 705-432-2355
Municipality of Clarington – 905-623-3379 ext 2251
City of Oshawa – 905-436-5617
City of Pickering – 905-420-4660 ext 2050
Township of Scugog – 905-985-7346 ext 132
Township of Uxbridge – 905-852-9181 ext 202
Town of Whitby – 905-430-4300 ext 2315

Durham Regional Police Service – 905-579-1520 ext 4352
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Municipal Consent
Municipal Consent approval gives utility providers permission to install or move utility infrastructure within the Region's right-of-way. Municipal Consent grants approval for the location of the plant within the right-of-way.A Road Occupancy Permit is also required to undertake the work.

Municipal Consents will only be granted to:
-Utility companies
-Commissions
-Agencies
-Municipalities
-Private applications (who have a Municipal Access Agreement with the Region of Durham)

Our Works Department's application drawing requirements must be followed when submitting an application.

Separate applications are required for projects that involve work at more than one location.

Please apply at least 60 days before the planned start of the work. The official application date is the date that the Region of Durham receives the application. Approval is valid for six months. If the work is not constructed within six months of approval, it must be re-submitted. A Municipal Consent fee of $600 plus HST per application will be invoiced after approval.

This permit type requires you to have an account and logged in.

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Oversize/Overweight Load Permit
This permit is required for commercial vehicles to carry a load larger or heavier than the maximum limits established in the Highway Traffic Act. Approval is only given for roads under the jurisdiction of Durham Region; depending on the route, permits may also be required from the Ministry of Transportation and the local municipalities. For a more detailed list of requirements and conditions, please refer to the MTO “Guide to Oversize/Overweight Vehicles and Loads in Ontario”, which can be found here:
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/trucks/oversize-overweight-manual.shtml

Oversize Loads
Oversize loads are:
• Wider than 2.6 m
• Higher than 4.15 m
• Longer than 23 m

Oversize loads may need an escort as a condition of the permit. The permit holder is responsible for organizing and paying for the escort. An oversize load needs:

A private escort (1 or 2) if it is:
• Between 36.76 m and 45.75 m long
• Between 4.00m and 4.99 m wide
• Higher than 4.6 m – also requires consultation and route confirmation with Durham Region Traffic Signal Operations

A police escort if it is:
• Longer than 45.75 m
• Wider than 5.00 m

For a police escort contact the Durham Regional Police Service Pay Duty Clerk:
Phone: 905-579-1520 ext. 4352
E-Mail: payduty@drps.ca

Overweight Loads
A weight distribution diagram must be submitted with the application if the weight is greater than the allowable weights indicated in the Highway Traffic Act.

You will need to provide the following information and documents:

Description of Route
Identify the specific roads that are being travelled on the application form as well as the origin and destination points.

Load Restricted Roads
Vehicle weight is limited to five tonnes per axle on some sections of Durham Region roads. This may apply only during the typical March-April load restriction season, or all year. Check the list of roads with weight restrictions. A load exemption letter is required for the use of the restricted roads on the list.

Application Timeline
Applications should be submitted a minimum of ten (10) business days prior to the anticipated transport date.

Time Restrictions
Due to size, some loads will have time restrictions attached to a avoid interfering with peak traffic times. These restrictions will be indicated on your permit.

Insurance Coverage
A valid certificate of insurance is needed for the duration of the time the permitted activity is taking place on the road allowance. All certificates must be completed by the insurance broker or insurer on the Region’s form.
All Applicants coverage must include:
• $5 million limit Commercial General Liability (CGL)
• $2 million Non-Owned Automobile Liability
• $5 million Automobile Liability for vehicles registered to the organization

Cost
The following fees apply:
• Annual permit - $150 per year
• Single trip permit - $100 per trip
• Project permit (multiple loads along the same route) - $200
Payment options include VISA, MasterCard or certified cheque made payable to The Regional Municipality of Durham. Region staff will contact you by telephone to confirm credit card details

Security Deposit
Some permits will require a security deposit. The amount of the security deposit depends on which roads are being used. It must be enough to cover the cost of repairing or replacing the road. The minimum security deposit is $1,000.
Payment options include VISA, MasterCard or certified cheque made payable to The Regional Municipality of Durham. Region staff will contact you by telephone to confirm credit card details
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Road Occupancy Permit
A Road Occupancy Permit is required for work within any portion of the public right-of- way (the road, boulevard, shoulders and sidewalk), whether the work requires a closure or lane restrictions or not. The Works Department is responsible for issuing permits for any work done on Regional roads. Please go to the following URL to get a listing of Region Roads:
http://www.durham.ca/works.asp?nr=/departments/works/roads/regroadslist.htm
Work that impacts a sidewalk or multi-use path may also require a permit from the local municipality. There is no fee for a Regional Road Occupancy Permit.

Examples of work that requires a Road Occupancy Permit includes:
• excavation of the boulevard for utility installation or maintenance
• any work that involves crossing the boulevard, such as landscaping or installing pools
• road widening projects
• installation of storm sewers, sanitary sewers and watermains for site development
• geotechnical investigations and monitoring
• crane setup (including arc swing over the Region’s right-of-way)
• placement of disposal bins
• entrance construction or removal

During road occupancy, Regional staff performs regular inspections of the work to ensure:
• efficient traffic flow on the road during the work
• safety is maintained on the roads, boulevards and sidewalks
• the right-of-way is kept clean and free of construction materials and equipment
• applicants comply with Regional standards, permit conditions and approved locations
• applicants restore the right-of-way to its original state within a reasonable time
• all work is documented for future use

Application Timeline:
Applications should be submitted a minimum of five (5) business days prior to the requested occupancy date.

Locates Requirement:
Applicant shall have received all locates prior to applying for a Road Occupancy Permit.
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Special Event Permit
A Special Event permit is required for anyone wanting to hold a parade/procession, festival, bike or walk-a-thon, or any similar event that requires a lane or road closure or may interfere with the normal flow of traffic on a Regional road.

Any organization/person planning a special event on a Regional road must first obtain proper approval from the Municipality(ies) involved and from Durham Regional Police.

Town of Ajax – 905-683-4550
Township of Brock – 705-432-2355
Municipality of Clarington – 905-623-3379
City of Oshawa – 905-436-3311
City of Pickering – 905-420-2222
Township of Scugog – 905-985-7346
Township of Uxbridge – 905-852-9181
Town of Whitby – 905-668-5803

Durham Regional Police Service – 905-579-1520
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