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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 any time - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You should allow at least 5 working days prior to your expiry date, to ensure necessary checks can be completed by the Registrar, and in case you are required to provide additional information.


If you registration expires due to non-payment of the registration fee or outstanding documentation, you will not be able to retain your previous trading number and you will be required to commence a new application, including paying the new application fee again. The application fee is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another application.

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[icon] Note.Changes to your renewal

From 14 July 2016, instead of completing a paper declaration at each renewal, you are now required to complete an online renewal certificate. Read more about these changes...

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Changes to your renewal

The process for renewing your motor vehicle trader application has changed.

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Why you need to renew

The Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003 (MVSA) requires that all registered motor vehicle traders renew their registration each year.

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How to renew your registration

There are two ways you can renew your registration as a motor vehicle trader – online or paper

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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