Registering a car in New Zealand
So many things that you need to know when you want to buy a vehicle. One of many is the rego that often leads to confusion. Actually, it isn't as complicated as you might think.
What is it?
First of all, rego doesn't mean registration! A rego is the vehicle licensing. This is where you pay a fee to use your vehicle on public roads. It helps to pay for roading projects and road safety programmes. Most motor vehicles must be licensed continuously!
You'll get an e-mail two to four weeks before the licensing fee is due. You can do it as soon as you get it. It will start the day after your expiry date so there will be no wasted money. But if you wait too long you have to pay any backdated licence fees as well as the new one.
The reminder which you get 2 - 4 weeks before the due date includes following:
your vehicle details
the fee to licence your vehicle for 12 months
a breakdown of the individual components in that fee
how to renew your licence online