The information requested is required to maintain the Motor Vehicle Register and to process your application for a storage provider to cancel registration under sections 98 and 255 of the Land Transport Act 1998 and clause 6 of the Land Transport (Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2011. Corresponding information held under the Road User Charges Act 2012 may be amended.
The Transport Agency, in its capacity as the Registrar of Motor Vehicles (and its agents), will hold, store, use and disclose any personal information collected as part of this application in accordance with the Land Transport Act 1998 and the Privacy Act 1993 (Part 11 in particular, which authorises the disclosure of this information in certain circumstances). The Transport Agency (and its agents) may also use this information to communicate with you for the purposes of processing your application, sending you motor vehicle licensing reminders, notifications and information, or obtaining feedback on our services.
To assist in keeping the Electoral Roll up-to-date, the Electoral Enrolment Centre operates an authorised information matching programme with the Transport Agency under s263B of the Electoral Act 1993.
To identify people who have sold more than six motor vehicles in a twelve month period and are not registered as motor vehicle traders, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment also operates an authorised information matching programme with the Transport Agency under s123 of the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003.
You are entitled to access, and request the correction of, any readily retrievable personal information held about you by the Transport Agency. You can do so by writing to us at Private Bag 11777, Palmerston North 4442 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When a vehicle is destroyed, removed permanently from New Zealand, becomes permanently useless or is written off, the person registered in respect of the vehicle must surrender the registration plates and notify the cancellation immediately by completing and lodging the required form at an authorised agent of the Transport Agency. Any person who supplies false or misleading information on a form commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding $25,000.