Land Transport Rule 41001: Vehicle Dimensions and Mass 2016 (the rule) provides the dimension limits for vehicles operating on New Zealand roads. Clause 6.49 of the rule requires that the operator of a motor vehicle must apply for and be issued with a permit by the NZ Transport Agency if the vehicle:
has a width and forward distance combination in category 3 or category 4, or
has a height exceeding 5m, or
has a front or rear overhang exceeding 7m, or
has an overall length exceeding 25m, or
exceeds any of the dimension limits specified in category 4.
If you would prefer to make your application by mail, you can download the application form and send it in to us instead of completing this form online.