Oversize Vehicles or Loads

Oversized vehicles and loads

To obtain permits for oversized vehicles and loads, please contact the NZ Transport Agency Over Dimension Permits Contact Centre, phone 0800 683 774. 

Overweight loads

To obtain permission for an overweight load, complete the NZ Transport Agency's Overweight Permit Application Form NZTA804. For more information see the Overweight Permit Manual.

Overweight Permit Application Form NZTA804 (PDF, 275KB

Overweight Permit Application Form NZTA804 (Word, 427KB)

Send an electronic copy to roads@hcc.govt.nz.

High Productivity Motor Vehicles

A High Productivity Motor Vehicle (HPMV) is one that
  • carries a divisible load and;
  • exceeds a mass of 44,000kg and/or the maximum length dimensions allowed for standard vehicles, but meets higher individual axle and axle group limits and is no wider or higher than a standard vehicle and;
  • operates under a route specific HPMV permit issued by a Road Controlling Authority (RCA) on roads and bridges that have been determined to be able to accommodate the additional mass and/or length and;
  • displays an 'H' sign on the front and rear.

More information about HPMVs can be found on the NZ Transport Agency website and Factsheet 13g.

 To obtain a HPMV permit apply online at NZTA.

Page reviewed: 12 May 2015 11:00am