Lorry exemption permits

Find information about weight limit exemption permits for lorry access.

We issue permits to enable hauliers to use 7.5 tonnes weight restricted roads for journeys which start and finish within a short distance of the weight restriction.

We currently issue permits for the following:

  • A1088 between Elmswell and Ixworth - Application guidance under review - Download a map of the extent of the weight restriction A1088 (PDF, 630KB)
  • C408/C409 Saxham Street - Application guidance under review
  • C634 Barham - Application guidance under review
  • B1106 Fornham - Application guidance under review

Permits are issued only for local journeys and must be placed in a visible and prominent position on the nearside of the front windscreen of the vehicle at all times when using the restricted road.

Apply for a lorry exemption permit

To apply, download and complete the lorry exemption permit application form (Word, 34KB).

If you complete this form online, please make sure you save it to your computer, then attach it to an email and send to vehiclepermits@suffolk.gov.uk.

You can find information on the most suitable routes for lorries travelling around Suffolk on our Lorry Route Network Map (PDF, 347KB)

Please use our heavy goods vehicle incident report to tell us about any problems caused by lorries on a Suffolk highway.