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Canadian Weights for SR 9 Heavy Haul Corridor

What is the Purpose of this Permit?
To authorize Canadian weight limits into Sumas, WA from the Canadian border and return on the SR 9 heavy haul corridor.
Who Issues this Permit?
Washington State Department of Transportation
What Activities Require this Permit?
This permit allows drivers to haul reducible loads with Canadian weights from the Canadian border to Sumas, Washington. Carriers applying for this permit must be licensed to their maximum in Washington State.
How Much Will this Permit Cost?
$14.00 Annual
Where Can I Get the Application for this Permit?
The application which is called 'DOT Form 560-020' is online and can be accessed at https://wsdot.wa.gov/commercial-vehicle/permits/home.
Do I Need to Include Anything with my Application?
Yes – the Canadian Axle Spacing Report (DOT Form 560-014) is required to issue a Canadian Weights US 97 Heavy Haul permit. Axle Spacing Report is available at: https://wsdot.wa.gov/commercial-vehicle/permits/home
Is the Decision on my Permit Dependent on Anything Besides the Information in my Application?
Yes – The Axle Spacing for Canadian Weights report (DOT Form 560-014) is required to issue a Canadian Weights US 97 Heavy Hal Corridor permit.
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?
This permit is issued as requested. There is no review time necessary.
Where do I Submit my Application?
You can self-issue this permit type by accessing WSDOT's self issue permit program at https://wsdot.wa.gov/commercial-vehicle/permits/self-issue, you can contact a Permit Agent or visit any WSDOT Permit Office.

For information about Permit Agents or WSDOT Permit Offices see: https://wsdot.wa.gov/commercial-vehicle/permits/permitting-offices
How Long is my Permit Valid?
Permit is valid for one (1) year from the date of purchase (Monthly option is not available for this permit)
What is the Appeal Process for the Permit?
N/A
Notes / Comments:
WSDOT's Commercial Vehicle Services can be reached at (360) 704-6340
Legal Authority:
  • MOU Between City of Sumas, WSDOT and the Port of Bellingham
Permit Timeliness Results

Permit Timeliness data collection is in response to a State Auditor’s Performance Audit and RCW 43.42A. Each regulatory agency developed a plan to improve permit clarity, predictability, and timeliness. Each agency considers the customers experience to ensure permit assistance is simple to use, easy to access, and designed in a customer-friendly manner. Agencies report progress to the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). ORIA prepares and distributes reports, with participation from the State Auditor’s Office and Results Washington. See latest report here: https://www.oria.wa.gov/ORIA-2018-PermitTimelinessProgressReport.pdf.

All permits submitted for reporting were entered into this Regulatory Handbook. Here are the results of the performance data:

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Process a Permit Application (Definition)
Average number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1
Maximum number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Issue a Permit Decision (Definition)
Average number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 1
Maximum number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 1

(Summary results based on 359 submittals in 2020)

Where can I get permitting assistance?
Helpdesk phone: (360) 704-6340
Subject matter expert phone: (360) 704-6340 - 3 Permit Specialists
Subject matter expert email: CVSpermits@wsdot.wa.gov
Statewide Contact:
Washington State Department of Transportation
Commercial Vehicle Services
7345 Linderson Way SW
PO Box 47367
Tumwater, WA 98504-7367
Telephone: (360) 704-6340
Email: CVSpermits@wsdot.wa.gov
Website: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov
* Permit information last updated 7/27/2020
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