Documents with temporary extensions due to COVID-19

From 15 September 2021, Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) has granted temporary extensions for vehicle registrations (Rego), Warrants of Fitness (WoF) and Certificates of Fitness (CoF) which expire between 21 July 2021 and 30 November 2021.

These extensions allow people to continue driving and using their vehicles legally while alert levels restrictions prevent them from renewing the documents.

For more details about the extension, visit the Waka Kotahi website.


Wellington City Council normally issues an infringement fee of $200 for any vehicle that is being operated on a public road which is unwarranted or unlicensed. However, due to the extension granted by the NZ Transport Agency, from 15 September until 30 November 2021, no infringements will be issued for a Rego, WoF or CoF that expires between 21 July and 30 November 2021.

Vehicles with a Rego, WoF or CoF which expired prior to 21 July 2021 will be issued parking infringements as normal.

Any infringements issued prior to 15 September 2021 are still payable, as the extension only came into force 15 September 2021.

Waka Kotahi has confirmed that all Rego, WoF and CoF documents must be renewed by 11.59pm on 30 November 2021. The Council will resume issuing infringements as normal for these offence types from 1 December 2021.

Changes to grace period

The usual grace period of one calendar month will not apply to vehicles with documents expiring between 21 July and 30 November 2021. This is because the extension was implemented by the Government, in extraordinary circumstances.