Anytime you are doing work on a roadway or occupying that road, including making changes to the boulevard or ditch portion of your driveway, you must get permission from the road owner.

The Town of Innisfil issues a variety of road permits that grant you permission to use our roadways. If you are not sure if you are making changes to a town-owned road, please review our road jurisdictions, or contact us at 705-436-3710 for assistance.

Review each of the permits and learn how to apply.

Half load restrictions

Half load restrictions (By-law 017-01) are in place from March 1 through May 1 for all Town roads. County of Simcoe roads in Innisfil are also subject to reduced load restrictions. Commercial vehicles cannot exceed a weight of 5,000 kilograms per axle, unless they meet the exceptions under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)

Oversized load permits

You need an oversized load permit if your vehicle, load dimensions or weight exceeds the limits set in the Highway Traffic Act. View our Guide to Oversize/Overweight Vehicle Permits and Oversized Load By-law for complete details about weight and size restrictions on municipal roads. During half load restrictions, oversized load permits do not apply.

Oversized Load Application

We need five business days to process your application.

Application details

We issue two different permits:

  • Single trip
  • Annual permit

You must include the following information with your application:

  • Whether you'd like a single trip or annual permit
  • The size and type of load that you will move with the permit
  • A list of roads that you will travel on with the permit
  • The number of original copies you'll need of the permit
  • How you'd like to receive the permit (in person or by mail)
  • Insurance information

Permit fees

Depending on the permit type, the following fees apply:

  • $85 for a single trip
  • $510 for an annual permit

Insurance requirements

You need to provide proof insurance to get a permit. Review the insurance requirements:

  • Must have Comprehensive General Liability Insurance
  • Insurance must have a $5 million minimum
  • Must include the the Corporation of the Town of Innisfil as an additional insured party as part of the insurance policy
  • Insurance must be valid during the period of the permit

Right of way permit

You need a right of way permit to do work on or near a roadway, or if you will be occupying a roadway for an extended period of time. Work could include repairs on utilities, reconstruction, utility installation, bore holes, storage of materials, accessing a property and temporary signage. View the Right of Way Activity Guidelines and Permit Procedures for full details.

Right of way permit application

Right of way permits are valid for the application dates only. If work will extend beyond the approved time, you must apply for a permit extension prior to the permit expiry date.

If you will be changing the flow of traffic or require a road closure, you will also need to provide a traffic control plan with your application.

Permit fees

It costs $214 to apply for a right of way permit. You may need to pay additional fees for any staff time needed for reviews and inspections.

Insurance requirements

You need to provide proof insurance to get a permit. Review the insurance requirements:

  • Must have Comprehensive General Liability Insurance
  • Insurance must have a $5 million minimum
  • Most include the The Corporation of the Town of Innisfil as an additional insured party as part of the insurance policy
  • Insurance must be valid during the period of the permit

Entranceway permits

If you're constructing a new entrance or driveway to your property, or want to widen an existing entrance, you'll need to apply for an entrance permit. Please complete the Entrance Permit Application and email it to us.

Application details

An application is considered complete when we have received:

  • Permit application
  • Sketch or drawing of the proposed entranceway which shows setbacks from the property lines, road, and other items on the boulevard
  • Fee payment
  • LSRCA/NVCA approval (this is only applicable to properties with the conservation authority's jurisdiction)
  • Confirmation that the area is staked out and ready for an initial inspection

An initial inspection will take place only after a complete application is received. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Customer Service at 705-436-3710 for assistance.

Permits are valid for 1 year from the date of approval. If construction will take longer than 1 year, you may apply for a permit extension.

Upon completion of your driveway construction, email roadspermits@innisfil.ca to request your final inspection.

Permit fees

It costs $280 to apply for an entrance permit plus a damage deposit of $1,410. We will return the deposit after the final inspection. You can pay the fee in person at Town Hall or by mail. 

If you are only paving your driveway, there is no fee for the permit. Paving only permits can be granted only if no other driveway construction is being completed.