Answers

Is the report available immediately?

Yes, the report will be prepared straight away after the payment. Usually it’s ready to be displayed on your screen in less than 30 seconds. Our system will also send you an email with the link to the report so that you keep access to it.

How much does it cost to get a comprehensive vehicle history and money owing report?

Please see the Features and Pricing page.

Does the report show the names and addresses of registered owners?

Names and addresses of individual registered persons will not be displayed in the report due to the NZ privacy law regulations. You can use our ownership check service to confirm the current registered person if you know their legal name or driver’s licence number. Names and addresses of companies and organisations are provided in the report as recorded by the NZTA.

I need to find the owner of the vehicle involved in an accident. How can I do it?

The best thing to do in this case is to report it to the police. Personal details of individual registered persons are not available to the general public due to the NZ privacy law regulations.

I need a document stating that I’m the owner of my vehicle. Can you help?

A vehicle sales agreement and purchase receipt are generally considered to be evidence of legal ownership in New Zealand. We don’t issue proof of ownership documents.

Does the report show the total amount of money owed?

The amount of money owed is confidential information, so it’s not available in the report. Our sample report shows how the Money Owing section generally looks like.

How can I find out what vehicles are registered in my name?

If you have a specific list of vehicles you’d like to check, you can use our ownership check service.

If you suspect there may be a vehicle unknown to you but registered under your name, you'll need to contact the NZTA directly.

Can I find a vehicle using a partial plate number or VIN?

A full plate number or VIN is required to look up a vehicle.

My vehicle has been stolen/recovered. How do I update the information?

Please contact the Police.

I’ve spotted a stolen vehicle. Who should I contact?

Please contact the Police. For your safety, never approach a stolen vehicle.