Vehicle ownership check in New Zealand

Plate or VIN of the vehicle

Please note: the vehicle must be in New Zealand; the vehicle registration must be active and complete.

If you haven’t checked the vehicle history & debt yet, you can do it by entering the plate or VIN in the top menu.

Registered person

Important: “Registered person” is the person or legal entity entitled to possession of the vehicle. While it’s commonly used as an indicator of ownership in New Zealand, being a registered person doesn’t legally prove legal ownership according to the terminology of the NZ Transport Agency. The legal owner may be different from the registered one (e.g. if the vehicle is leased). A vehicle sales agreement and purchase receipt are generally considered to be evidence of legal ownership.

To verify the registered person, please enter their exact details below.

Please use this type of check only if the vehicle is registered in the name of a company/legal entity, and if you know exactly how it’s recorded with the NZTA. Variations will result in a mismatch.

Don’t know the owner’s details?

The name spelling must normally exactly match the spelling on the person’s driving licence.



This check is performed using the register of the New Zealand Transport Agency. The result can’t be used to legally prove legal ownership. While That Car Limited has taken all reasonable care in performing the check, we are unable guarantee the accuracy of the data and cannot be liable for any errors.