If you want to cancel the driver licence of a family member because they are deceased, please call us on 0800 822 422.
The NZ Transport Agency is responsible for administering and maintaining the national driver licence register. Part of keeping the national driver licence register up-to-date involves cancelling the licence record when a driver is deceased.
To assist the Transport Agency, the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages may notify us when a driver is deceased. This is provided for under Section 78A of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995.
When the Transport Agency receives notification from the Registrar-General, we may write to the estate of those drivers seeking confirmation. This is to help ensure the correct licence record is cancelled.
Where a driver believes their licence record has been cancelled in error, or where the estate of a driver has any concerns, they should contact us as soon as possible toll-free on 0800 822 422 or write to us at:
Driver Licensing Administration
NZ Transport Agency
Palmerston North Office
Private Bag 11777
PALMERSTON NORTH 4442