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This section outlines current vehicle safety alerts and issues that are beyond routine vehicle requirements.
Licensing is the regular fee you pay to use your vehicle on the road.
You're legally required to let us know when you buy or sell a vehicle. For peace of mind, do it online at the time of sale.
Registration is generally a one-off requirement that identifies you as the person legally responsible for your vehicle.
Things you need to know if you are not using your vehicle for a while or it is going to be permanently off the road.
Your vehicle needs regular inspections to make sure it's safe.
Vehicle-specific requirements for each type/class of vehicle.
Safety, reliability and fuel efficiency are some of the things to consider when choosing a vehicle.
Know the ins and outs of importing a vehicle.
Your responsibilities as a motor vehicle trader and the ways we can help you meet them.
The Motor Vehicle Register records information about vehicles used on New Zealand roads and the persons responsible for their use.
One-stop-shop for vehicle inspection information aimed at inspecting organisations and vehicle inspectors .
About the Clean Car Programme and the legislation that governs it.
The Auckland regional fuel tax scheme began on 1 July 2018, at a rate of 10 cents per litre (plus GST), on petrol, diesel and their bio-variants. This tax supports transport projects that would otherwise be delayed or not funded.