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The law only provides for some exemptions to certain legal requirements. When applying for an exemption you're seeking to avoid a legal requirement, so you need to prove why you shouldn't have to comply. Exemptions aren't granted automatically – you have to meet the grounds set out in law. 

Up until 31 March 2021, exemptions could be granted under s 166 of the Land Transport Act 1998. From 1 April 2021, the new s 168D replaces s 166 of the Land Transport Act 1998.

Read our exemption information carefully to see if you might be able to get an exemption and what you need to do to apply.