Registered person's responsibilities

If a motor vehicle is registered in your name, you’re responsible for making sure it meets all the requirements.


All vehicles driven on the road must be registered and issued with registration plates – commonly called number plates. The plate must be clearly visible on your motorcycle.

Vehicle registration

Warrant of fitness

All vehicles on our roads must have a current warrant of fitness (WoF) or certificate of fitness (CoF).

Warrant of fitness

Licensing - rego

Licensing is sometimes confused with registration. Licensing is the payment of a fee to use a vehicle on the road. All vehicles used on the road must be licensed regularly and must display a current licence label.

Vehicle licensing (rego)

Buying or selling a motor vehicle

 You’re legally required to let Waka Kotahi know as soon as you buy or sell a motor vehicle. The best way to do this is online. 

Buying and selling a vehicle