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Registration and renewal

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This section contains information on who is required to register as a motor vehicle trader, how to register, the renewal process, and the importance of maintaining your motor vehicle trader registration.

Who needs to register?

The MVSA sets out the criteria for who must register as a motor vehicle trader.

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Registrar may request a person to register

Where a person is identified as importing more than three motor vehicles or selling more than six motor vehicles and does not appear to be a registered motor vehicle trader, the Registrar will write to that person requesting they register under the MVSA.

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Learn more about registration

The benefits to traders who register under the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003 (MVSA).

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Renew my registration

As a registered motor vehicle trader, you must renew your registration every year. Renewing your registration can be done online at anytime - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This section contains why you need to renew, and provides step by step instructions on how.

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Maintain my registration

The MVSA requires that a registered motor vehicle trader keep their registration information up to date.

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Last updated 21 November 2012


Trader obligations

Registered traders have a number of obligations under the MVSA. To find out more about these have a look at the Trader obligations.


Related websites

Companies Office

Commerce Commission

NZ Transport Agency

New Zealand Customs Service

Inland Revenue