Morses Line


Photo of Morses Line Border Crossing StationMorses Line – VT State Route 235, Morses Line Road, / QC 235, Chemin Dutch

This is a very sleepy border crossing that averages about 80 vehicles per day.  This port is outdated and so little used that the U.S. is moving forward with plans to close it in 2012.  At this time, trucks using the port have to be inspected as they sit on Morses Line Road because the building overhang in the inspection land isn’t tall enough to handle most of them.  The nearest alternative port is Armand / Phillisburg.

Update July 2013:  The Canadian port at Morses Line is part of a 5 year  pilot project which will enable a border services officer located at a remote-processing centre in Hamilton to process certain types of after-hours travelers.  This port is typically closed at night but this program will test the ability of border officer to  safely clear travelers for entry into Canada using a two-way audio and one-way video kiosk. Cameras will be installed to provide the officer with the ability to see the traveler and the vehicle.

To be allowed entry to Canada travelers must be registered in the program in advance. The CBSA will conduct pre-screening verification on those interested in participating.  Applicants must be Canadian or American citizens, Canadian permanent residents, or lawful permanent residents of the United States. Only those who meet the assessment criteria will be permitted to participate in this pilot. During regular business hours travelers will be processed according to normal procedures.  The pilot is expected to become operational in 2015.

Morses Line Port Information

  • Note: Canadian hours of operation may not match US hours.
  • Hours of Operation  – The US port is open 8am to midnight 7 days a week.
  • Effective 4/1/2011 Canada reduced it’s hours to 8 am to 4pm.
  • More limited hours for commercial services so confirm availability by calling border officials.
  • No NEXUS or FAST lanes.

Map of Morses Line Border Crossing Area

Current traffic conditions are shown in color if data is available. You can toggle traffic on or off by clicking the “Traffic” button. This map is interactive so you may zoom in or out.  Drag the orange “man” to the map to see a street view if available in this area. You can get directions to this port by clicking on the “Directions” link under the map.

Current Road Conditions in Vermont and Quebec

We have special pages showing all current road advisories for the State of Vermont and the Province of Quebec. These pages show problems such as roadway accidents, snow or ice, lane closures or blockages, construction, road restrictions, traffic problems, and roadwork around the border crossing.

Morses Line Border Crossing Travel Tips

  • You can get 24 x 7 information on weather-related road conditions, construction and congestion by calling 5-1-1 within Vermont or by dialing 1-800-ICY-ROAD.
  • Québec also has the 511 telephone service, available 24/7, which provides road conditions information.  From within Quebec Province call 511 on any phone.  You can also reach it from anywhere in North America by calling 1 888 355-0511 toll free.
  • Send us YOUR tips about this port!

Telephone Numbers for the Border Customs Offices at Morses Line

  • Morses Line U.S. Customs Office Telephone Number: (802) 285-2224
  • You will need to call the Canadian Border Information Service (CBIS) for information on the Canadian port as they discourage calls directly to the border patrol office.

Morses Line GPS coordinates – Latitude & Longitude: 45°0’49″N 72°58’41″W

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