Permits for Abnormal Loads and Vehicles | Western Cape Government

Permits for Abnormal Loads and Vehicles


A permit is needed to transport abnormal loads and vehicles. The requirements for a permit depend on the size and nature of the load or vehicle.


The conditions applying to a permit are stipulated on the permit itself and may include traffic assistance.


Permits are available from the Department of Transport and Public Works, Transport Administration and Licensing. Applications can be made personally or through a consultant but must be made before 12 noon on the day before the vehicle or load is transported. Applications made after that will be considered the following day.


Applicants must complete two copies of the abnormal load/vehicle permit application form as well as the sketch page on the back of the form. Tariffs are determined by considering the dimensions and mass of the vehicle. Quotes can be requested from the Transport Administration and Licensing helpdesk.

The holder of the permit is required to adhere to various conditions.

For more information contact:

Transport Administration and Licensing Helpdesk
Tel: 021 483 2079/2075/2406/5397
Twitter: @WCGovTPW

Provided by:
Government Body: (Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government)

The fee structure for a permit for an abnormal vehicle or load and any traffic assistance is compiled by the electronic permit system. Quotes are available from the Transport Administration and Licensing Helpdesk.


The content on this page was last updated on 9 July 2019