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My rego is expiring? What do I do?

If your vehicle licence (rego) expired between 21 July 2021 and 30 November 2021, it should have been renewed by 30 November 2021 as the temporary suspension of the requirement to display a current rego ended on that date.

You are now legally required to display a current rego.

Please note that most vehicles must be licensed continuously. This means that the licence fees must be paid from the expiry date of the previous licence (that is, if you renew your licence after the expiry date of the previous licence, the licence fees will be backdated and you must pay these).

If you can, we encourage you to renew your rego online now.

Renew your vehicle licence (rego)

Vehicle licensing (rego) information

Where to license your vehicle

What if I am unable to pay for my rego now?

Vehicle licensing (rego) is required to run continuously. This means you must have your vehicle licensed if it is being used (not de-registered or exempt). We understand that some people may struggle to pay for their rego at the moment and suggest licensing it for a shorter period (note that administration fees apply each time you register).

Police discretion may apply.

Renew your vehicle licence (rego)

Can I put my vehicle's licence (rego) on hold while I’m not using it, then take it off hold later so the current rego is still valid?

No, as this is not how the ‘Put your licence (rego) on hold’ exemption works. The exemption only applies once your licence (rego) period has finished and you are not going to use your vehicle on the road for at least three months in a row. More information about this exemption is available on our website.

Put your vehicle licence (rego) on hold

I need to register a vehicle. How do I do this?

You can register a vehicle at a local counter agent (excluding NZ Post). We recommend you check our website or the agents website to ensure you take everything you need in with you.

Driver licensing agents are following the guidelines set out in the traffic light system, including continued 1m distancing. Use of face coverings is mandatory. We recommend you check the requirements of the driver licensing agent before you arrive.

Where to register a vehicle

How do I cancel my vehicle’s registration?

You can cancel a vehicle’s registration at a local counter agent (excluding NZ Post). We recommend you check our website or the agents website to ensure you take everything you need in with you.

Driver licensing agents are following the guidelines set out in the traffic light system, including continued 1m distancing. Use of face coverings is mandatory. We recommend you check the requirements of the driver licensing agent before you arrive.

Cancelling your vehicle registration

Will I receive a fine if my rego label shows as expired?

As the temporary extensions of regos has ended, standard enforcement agent (local councils and Police) processes apply.