The majority of the vehicles travelling within our district are given full access to all of our roads and bridges. The only restrictions, apart from the usual traffic regulations contained in the New Zealand Road Code are when weight and speed limits imposed by Council do not allow for the safe passage of vehicles. See our latest public notification of restricted roads and bridges.
There are strict controls on the weight and axle loads of overweight vehicles. This is to protect our road network. If your vehicle exceeds the load limits, you need to apply for an overweight permit before you travel.
Is my vehicle overweight?
Check general mass (weight) limits on New Zealand roads
To apply for an overweight permit within the Kaipara District:
- on local roads, please submit your application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- on State Highways, please submit your application to NZTA through their online permit portal (external link).
We suggest applicants allow as much processing time and plan ahead where possible to avoid disappointment. To assist us in attaining a comprehensive database Council has introduced a fee for the processing of permits. Please note that Council will only charge for approved permits.
The cost per permit can be found in the latest fees and charges currently adopted by council. Council is not currently issuing area wide permits, only route specific.
All overdimension permits are applied for via the NZTA through their overdimension online permit portal (external link)
Is my vehicle or trailer overdimension? Check to see if:
- Your heavy vehicle fits within standard dimension requirements
- Your trailer fits within standard dimension requirements
High Productivity Motor Vehicle (HPMV) and 50 MAX Permits
All 50 max permits are applied for via the NZTA through their HPMV online permit portal or email applications to email@example.com
If the applicant requires a special permission permit for bridges within the Kaipara District that are currently not 50max complaint the applicant can complete a standard overweight application form and submit this to firstname.lastname@example.org along with their already approved 50max permit issued by NZTA attached.
PLEASE NOTE: These permits will be reviewed on a case by case basis. We suggest applicants allow as much processing time and plan ahead where possible to avoid disappointment.