Come to VTNZ to get your vehicles registered and to get your Road User Charges licence (RUC). We can issue your labels on the spot and make sure you get the right one for your vehicle.
Vehicle Licensing means paying a fee to use your vehicle on public roads. This is the label that is displayed on your windscreen. Most vehicles in New Zealand must be registered and display a valid vehicle licence (also known as a rego).
NZTA will send you a renewal notice in the mail four weeks before your rego expires. This includes information about the costs and your options.
Don’t wait for your rego label, get it right away at VTNZ. We can also line up your WoF and rego renewal dates so you can get them all sorted at once.
All you’ll need is a current WoF or CoF and your vehicle’s licence plate number and we can do the rest.
Owners of vehicles powered by a fuel that isn’t taxed, like diesel and diesel/electric hybrids, must pay road user charges. Heavy vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross laden weight of more than 3.5 tonnes (3,500kg) also incur road user charges. This includes non-powered trailers.
You can be fined if your Road User Charges run out – so it’s important to keep up to date.
Find out more about how VTNZ can help your business stay on top of Vehicle Licensing and Road User Charges. Contact us.
If you own a diesel powered car, ute, van or heavy vehicle you’ll need a distance licence. A distance licence is purchased in 1000km units (or multiples of 1,000).
Every vehicle has been allocated a permanent RUC weight.
The RUC weight of the vehicle is the lesser of the:
The RUC rates tell you how much you will need to pay depending on the permanent RUC weight of your vehicle.
Over the permanent RUC weight
If you have a permit allowing you to carry loads heavier than your permanent RUC weight, you can:
To change to an H RUC vehicle type, you need to complete a Road user charges application to change to H RUC vehicle type form (RUCCV-H) (PDF, 2 pages, 80 KB) and send it in to the NZ Transport Agency.
No need to book. Wait for your vehicle or leave it with us.