Motor vehicle admin fees will change from 1 October 2023

From 1 October 2023, motor vehicle admin fees will change. This page displays the fees both before and after this date. 

Waka Kotahi funding and fees changes

Most transactions involving your vehicle include an administration fee.

You can save time and money by completing some transactions online.

Some transactions can only be completed at an agent and most will require ID.

All prices below include GST.


Administration fee

Common vehicle transactions

Until 30 September

From 1 October

Renew your motor vehicle licence (rego) (MR1 and MR1B)





At an agent



Put your vehicle licence (rego) on hold (MR24) Online Free Free
Through our contact centre $10.40
At an agent $5.50

Change of registered person (let us know you've bought a vehicle) (MR13B)



Registration (MR2A - Application for registration of motor
$7.39 $14.39
Registration (MR2B - Application for registration of VIN-exempt motor vehicle) $14.70

Cancellation of registration (MR15)



Replacement certificate of registration (MR3/MR7)



Replacement motor vehicle licence (rego) label (MR6)





Administration fee

Common vehicle trader transactions

Until 30 September

From 1 October

Trader notice of acquisition (MR13C)



Registration reversal (MR2D)



More information about trade plate fees