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Road user charges (RUC)

Anyone using New Zealand’s roads contributes towards their upkeep. Most road users pay levies in the prices of their fuel. Others, such as drivers of light diesel vehicles and diesel-powered heavy vehicles like trucks, pay through road user charges (RUC).

New RUC rates effective from 1 July 2014
Changes to Road User Charges (RUC) rates came into effect on 1 July 2014.

Click here to find out how much your RUC licence will cost.

More information on the new rates is available here.

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About RUC

Information about the road user charges system, including our handbook which contains an overview of the new system.

RUC rates and transaction fees

RUC vehicle types, weight bands and rates (including distance licence, H distance licence and additional licence rates). Also find out about transaction fees, and waiver or refund eligibility.

RUC distance recorders

Approved hubodometers and electronic distance recorders.

RUC record keeping

Transport service licence holders, other than a rental service licence holder, must keep and retain records relating to RUC vehicles.

RUC licences

Types of licences - how to buy and display; licensing errors and replacements; refunds; changing your vehicle type; and special vehicle types.

RUC exemptions

Certain vehicles are exempt from paying RUC.

RUC assessments

Assessments for unpaid road user charges and review process.

RUC contact details

Contact details for RUC counter agents, the RUC Contact Centre, and the RUC phone and fax service.