Notes to applicants

  1. Overweight Permits can only be issued to vehicles that comply with Section 5.1(1) of the Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule 2016 and the requirements of the NZTA Overweight Permit Manual.
  2. It is the applicant’s responsibility to operate within the regulatory requirements relating to SRT, Brake Code and other applicable vehicle ratings.
  3. * Denotes a mandatory field (These must be completed fully otherwise the application cannot be processed).

Postcodes are required for the ‘From’ and ‘To’ locations in the route description to enable a more accurate understanding of the route applied for. An example is shown below.

Help & Information


If travelling through more than one region, please select the originating region.

Please include a road name and number for the "Route From" and "Route To" fields below.

Valid file types include: jpeg, png, gif, bmp, pdf, xls, xlsx, doc, docx. Files cannot be larger than 20 MB.

Please fill out all the details for Unit

Please fill in the axle information for this unit

All numeric values should be to two decimal places. All mass values should be greater than or equal to 1000 kg.

# Axle Type* Axle Set Type* Tyre Size* Suspension Type* Track Outer (m)* Track Inner (m) Weight (kg)* Spacing from prev (m)*

Attach any necessary supporting documentation (up to 8 documents). Examples of the required attachments include: Quality Plan; Trip Register; Truck Attribute Sheet;Trailer Attribute Sheet; Route Maps or Route Description. Attachments are optional.

Valid file types include: jpeg, png, gif, pdf, xls, xlsx, doc, docx. The total file size cannot be larger than 25 MB.

Existing Attachments

It is the permit holder’s responsibility to operate within the regulatory requirements relating to SRT, Brake Code, GVM/GCM, RUC, Load anchorage point ratings, draw beam / draw bar / 5th wheel mount rating, as well as any other conditions detailed in the permit or legislation. The NZ Transport Agency can revoke permits under Section 5.7 of the Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule 2016 (Rule 41001).