If your overweight permit is granted, it will be issued to you as soon as it is ready and you will be invoiced by Council at the end of the month. You can find the current permit fees on our Fees and Charges page.
To discuss the permitting process further, you can contact our bridge consultant by emailing LA.OWPermits@beca.com or phone 07 577 7971.
If you are shifting a house or extra large load then you need an over-dimension permit and these are issued by NZTA, visit the NZTA website for further information.
Bridges with Weight or Size Restrictions
The following district bridges have a weight, speed or other restriction to protect the structure from damage. Please observe the restriction signs otherwise you risk damaging your vehicle the bridge or both. Council recovers all damage costs from drivers where they can be identified and some bridges have CCTV to monitor use.
Victoria St bridge (high-level bridge) in Cambridge
Max weight: 3 tonne
Max speed: 30km per hour
Max height: 3m
Max width: 2.1m Campervans and large trailers can be too wide and high to cross this bridge.