A special permit can be used to drive a vehicle in Ontario for 10 days starting from the date it is issued. It can’t be ordered in advance or renewed online.
You can only apply for 2 special permits in 12 months (for passenger vehicles).
With a special permit, you can temporarily:
Note: When you’re using a special permit, don’t display any other plate on your vehicle or trailer in a position that could confuse the identity of the special permit.
You can get a special permit for a passenger vehicle, if you:
You can get a special permit for a commercial vehicle, if you are:
To get a special permit, you need:
Passenger vehicle: $23
Commercial vehicle (gross weight under 4500 kgs): $23
Laden commercial vehicle (gross weight over 4500 kgs) or bus, without trailer: $114
Laden commercial vehicle or bus, towing a trailer: $201
You need to pay fees to purchase a special permit. Fees vary based on vehicle class.
Payment: Visa, MasterCard, debit, cash, certified cheque
Delivery: You will get the Special Permit at the ServiceOntario centre.
If you do not have a valid IFTA licence and occasionally travel into other jurisdictions, you can buy a single trip permit. The permit can be purchased on a trip-by-trip basis from authorized permit agents.
A single trip permit allows qualified vehicles conditional travel in another jurisdiction. The permit is valid for one vehicle making a single journey into another jurisdiction for a pre-determined distance and time period. Single trip permits may also include other fees in addition to the fuel tax.
Source of information: https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-permit