Becoming a registered trader
If you run a business selling motor vehicles (for example, cars, trucks, vans, motorbikes), it’s very likely that you’ll need to register as a motor vehicle trader. This applies to both individuals and companies that sell vehicles.
The cost to register as a motor vehicle trader depends on whether it is your first application or a renewal, and whether you are registering as a company or an individual trader. This cost is payable when you first apply, and then every year to renew your registration.
In this section
Who needs to register
Find out whether you need to become a registered motor vehicle trader, and if you're eligible to register. We also explain who can't register as a motor vehicle trader.
Apply to register as a motor vehicle trader
You can apply to become a registered motor vehicle trader here. We’ll help you work out whether to register as an individual or a company.
Making declarations outside New Zealand
If you complete a statutory declaration overseas, the witnesses you can use might be different to those you can use in New Zealand. If you're a company director living overseas, you might be able to send us a declaration that doesn't need to be witnessed.
Overseas companies trading motor vehicles in New Zealand
Overseas companies can't register as motor vehicle traders in New Zealand, but they still have to comply with our laws. This page explains the options available to overseas companies that want to trade in motor vehicles in New Zealand.