Overweight and Overdimension Permits
If your vehicle exceeds the limits due to the indivisible load you are carrying, or the vehicles design, you need to apply for an overweight permit before you travel.
To find out more about overweight permits, visit the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).
Read the full Vehicle dimensions and mass permitting manual (VDAM) – Volume 1
Download the application form from NZTA
Complete the application form and send to ManawatuDCPermit@mdc.govt.nz
The expected processing time for permits is 3-5 days depending on permit type.
It is the permit holders responsibility to ensure that a written request (via email) is sent for the renewal of any continuous permits prior to the permit expiry date.
We also require a copy of the corresponding NZTA permit, to enable us to approve your application in a timely manner.
See our list of restricted bridges.
If you are wanting to apply for an over-dimension permit please visit NZTA where you will be able to either download an application form or submit an application online.