Use this application form if you are applying to change your RUC vehicle type to/from an H vehicle type.
To change to an H vehicle type you must have a permit issued under the Land Transport Rule: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass.
If you regularly carry overweight loads you can apply for an H vehicle type, enabling you to carry weights up to the maximum weight specified on your permit at all times.
If you only operate your vehicle over it's RUC weight occasionally, or carry varying overweight loads, you may want to purchase additional RUC licences to cover specific journeys instead. You can do this at an agent using a Road user charges application for additional licence form (RUCAD).
There is a fee of $46.00 (incl GST) for this application. This fee is non-refundable, regardless of whether your application is approved or declined.
If you would prefer to make your H vehicle type application by mail, you can download the application form and send it in to us instead of completing this form online.
The particulars you provide will become part of the Motor Vehicle Register. Collection, dissemination and release of this information is authorised by the Road User Charges Act 2012. Corresponding information held on other parts of the Land Transport Register may be amended.
Under the Electoral Act 1993, s 263B, the Electoral Enrolment Centre operates an authorised information matching programme with the NZ Transport Agency. The purpose of this programme is to assist in keeping the Electoral Roll up-to-date.
The Privacy Act 1993 provides rights of access to, and correction of, any readily retrievable personal information held about you. Should you wish to exercise these rights please contact the NZ Transport Agency, Palmerston North Office, Private Bag 11777, Palmerston North 4442.