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Certain driving offences incur demerit points. If you need to know how many demerit points you have, you may be able to check online, or request a Demerit points and suspension history.

View your total demerits

You can view your total active demerit points online if you have a verified RealMe identity. 

View your total demerits online(external link)

Request a Demerits points and suspension history

If you need your full demerit history, you’ll need to request a Demerit points and suspension history. This will show all your demerit points and demerit suspensions in the last 7 years.

How to apply

You can apply by calling us on 0800 822 422, Monday to Friday, between 8am and 5.30pm.

If you're overseas, you can call +64 6 953 6200.

You'll need:

  • the driver licence number (if you know it)
  • licence holder's full name (as shown on the licence)
  • licence holder's date of birth
  • the last address we would have recorded
  • the postal or email address you'd like the certificate sent to
  • a contact phone number
  • Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card to pay the fee of (NZ)$11.10.

We'll send your Demerit points and suspension history to you within 10 days.

Third party requests

If someone else is making a request on your behalf, or if you're requesting details for another person, we may require additional information. The information we give you will be slightly different.

You must include a signed authority from the licence holder when you make your request.

Traffic conviction history

To get a list of traffic convictions and sentencing from court appearances you’ll need to apply to the Ministry of Justice.

Ministry of Justice(external link)

More information

Demerit points

Getting your licence back