From 1st November 2017 there was a change in the way Registered Motor Vehicle Traders will be allowed to access information about the owners of vehicles registered on the Motor Vehicle Register (MVR). If you already belong to the MTA or VIA then you are already covered. However if you don’t belong to either of those industry associations you need to read the below.
This is important for users of Motorcentral Car Check, Car Jam or MotorWeb VIR reports – whether you run these via AutoPlay Sales Pipeline or direct with your provider. In particular when trying to verify the owner of a vehicle before trading it, as of 1st November, you and your organisation are only allowed to access this information if you are registered with an NZTA-approved industry body, or have been approved directly by the NZTA to access this information.
How do I know if I can access this information from 1st Nov 2017?
If you have applied directly with and been accepted by the NZTA, you should have received your authorisation letter already. Otherwise, if you are a member of any of the following industry bodies you should have access to owner information using that bodies’ authorisation:
• National Automotive Industry Technology Association (NAITA)
• Motor Trade Association (MTA)
• Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association (VIA)
• Financial Services Federation (FSF)
• Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ)
• NZ Bankers Association
To confirm you will have access, please check you are on the following list:
What if I'm not listed?
If you are not on the list of companies and individuals who have already been granted access to owner information and you are a member of one or more of the above industry bodies please check with that body immediately to determine why you are not listed.
Otherwise you have the following options available:
1. Become a member of an authorised industry body
The easiest way to access the restricted information is to become a member of one of the above listed industry bodies who have already been approved to access this information. During our research, we found NAITA to be the most cost-effective for this purpose, with their annual membership being only $95 per dealership. More information can be found on their website including their 2017 Membership Application Form. (DISCLOSURE – AutoPlay is one of the founding members of NAITA which was formed by technology providers in the Automotive sector) www.naita.org.nz
2. Apply directly to the NZTA for individual authorisation
NZTA offer comprehensive information on how to apply directly for access to the current owner information here - http://www.nzta.govt.nz/…/who-should-and-shouldnt-apply-an…/. Please Note: The Transport Agency generally allows up to eight weeks from the time of receiving a complete application (together with full payment) to provide you with a draft decision. You will not be able to access personal information during this time.
3. No longer access this information
Having access to this information may not be essential to your situation. Your reports will still work as they currently do, you will just no longer be given the current owners details (name and address) without the necessary authorisation. If however, you believe you know the current owners details (name or driver’s licence number), you can still verify they own a particular vehicle by using the NZTA's 'Check registered person query' online form (https://transact.nzta.govt.nz/…/ConfirmRegisteredPers…/entry). It’s free and returns an instant result that you can then have emailed to yourself.
What do I need to do next?
If you are already on the list of authorised companies and individuals you do not need to do anything. From November 1st we will automatically allow continued access to owner information via your MotorCentral, MotorWeb or CarJam reports
If you are not listed, then on November 1st you will no longer see owner information on your reports. For uninterrupted access to this information, you will need to apply for authorisation either directly with the NZTA or by becoming a member of one of the listed industry bodies.
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