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Operators can now apply for their HPMV permits online


Following its successful implementation in Auckland, the new online high productivity motor vehicle (HPMV) permitting system will be rolled out by the NZ Transport Agency nationwide. This will enable all HPMV operators to apply for their permits online from mid-March 2015.

Applying online means operators will have the benefit of a system which offers a range of features including tracking each step of their permit’s progress and remembering details to make repeat applications much easier and faster. The system will also enable permits to be processed more efficiently, saving time for both the Transport Agency permit issuing officers and customers.

Transport Agency freight director Harry Wilson says the new system is centralised, meaning that the permitting team will receive all permits through one channel.

“This means that our permit issuing officers will have a much better understanding of permit demand and so will have the ability to more effectively manage workflow which will speed up permitting time for our customers,” he said.

While the permit applications will be centralised, the decision to issue or decline a permit will still rest with each region’s permit issuing officer.

Mr Wilson says that operators will be able to continue using a manual system for permits indefinitely; although it is expected most will opt for the time-saving option of online applications.

The new system will be simple to use, and the permitting team will be on hand to help HPMV operators with support and advice, just email

The online permitting system will be available through the Transport Agency website(external link).

For more information please contact:

Janette Williams 
Communications Manager - Freight Portfolio
Communications and Engagement
NZ Transport Agency

T: 07 958 7238
M: 027 440 1226