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When do I have to get my WoF/CoF renewed by?

If your WoF/CoF expired between 21 July and 30 November 2021, it should have been renewed by 30 November 2021.

To ensure road safety remains a priority, we encourage you to renew your WoF/CoF now by dropping by or booking with any inspection site.

Vehicle inspection sites are following the guidelines set out in the traffic light system including continued 1m social distancing. Use of face coverings is mandatory. Please clean the inside of your vehicle before you bring it in, removing all personal items and rubbish. Your inspection provider may ask you to have the windows down when presenting to aid airflow and further reduce risk. We recommend you check the requirements of the inspection location you choose before you arrive.

Note: You must have a current WoF/CoF before you can renew your rego. The ability to renew your rego online remains available.

Police officers will take the action they deem most appropriate for the situation most likely to lead to road safety, whether it’s education, compliance, or enforcement. If your vehicle’s WoF/CoF/rego wasn't renewed by 30 November 2021 you face the possibility of receiving an infringement for having expired vehicle documents outside of the extension period. Drivers are encouraged to ensure their vehicle documents are in order.

It’s still a requirement that vehicles must be safe to operate on a public road. At a minimum, inspect your vehicle (especially tyres, windscreen, wipers, mirrors, indicators, and lights) to assess its safety.

Drivers of heavy vehicles should also follow the inspection guidelines on our website as a minimum safety check.

If you think your vehicle is unsafe, either don’t drive it or arrange for a WoF/CoF when you can.

Drivers must continue to comply with all other road rules, as well as any relevant restrictions of their licence (eg learner licence restrictions and zero alcohol licences). Any licence suspensions, disqualifications and revocations will also continue to apply.

Vehicle safety basics
Heavy vehicle maintenance guidelines [PDF, 303 KB]

Are inspections sites open to everyone under the Protection Framework (traffic light system)?

Vehicle inspection sites are following the guidelines set out in the traffic light system including continued 1m social distancing. Use of face coverings is mandatory. Please clean the inside of your vehicle before you bring it in, removing all personal items and rubbish. Your inspection provider may ask you to have the windows down when presenting to aid airflow and further reduce risk. We recommend you check the requirements of the inspection location you choose before you arrive.

Where can I go to renew my WoF/CoF?

Inspection sites are open. Please check their websites or contact them for availability.

Vehicle inspection sites are following the guidelines set out in the traffic light system including continued 1m social distancing. Use of face coverings is mandatory. Please clean the inside of your vehicle before you bring it in, removing all personal items and rubbish. Your inspection provider may ask you to have the windows down when presenting to aid airflow and further reduce risk. We recommend you check the requirements of the inspection location you choose before you arrive.

The WoF/CoF on the vehicle I drive has expired but I have a practical driving test booked? Can I sit the test using this vehicle?

The WoF/CoF on the vehicle you intend to use must be current as temporary extensions are no longer in place.

Note: You must have a current WoF/CoF before you can renew your rego. The ability to renew your rego online remains available.

Driver licensing agents are following the guidelines set out in the traffic light system for driver testing, including continued 1m distancing. VTNZ are adhering to other strict health and safety procedures. This includes the continued use of facemasks for driver testing officers, applicants, and support people. 

Those with facemask exemptions will need to contact VTNZ so further protection procedures can be put in place, email dtexemptions@vtnz.co.nz

More information is available for customers on the VTNZ website(external link)

Information about the temporary extensions in place