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HIGH LOAD CONSENTS


You must apply for a high load consent if you plan to move any tall structure such as a house or a boat.

Please complete the high load application form below.

 

Vehicles or loads exceeding 4.25 metres in height must comply with these conditions:
Height (metres) Conditions
4.25 - 5.0
  • You will need to obtain written permission from us and any other owners of overhead obstructions that the load or vehicle can’t clear safely
  • You will also need to obtain permission from relevant rail service operations if the vehicle is going to travel over a railway crossing that doesn’t cross a state highway, and the vehicle exceeds the height shown on an electrified railway safe height sign
Over 5.0 - 6.5
  • Along with the above conditions you will also need a consent from the Over-dimension Permit Issuing Agency (OPIA). To contact the OPIA freephone them on 0800 OVERSIZE (683 774)
Over 6.5
  • Along with the above conditions you will also need written approval from the Transport Agency

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE APPLICANT
 
By submitting this application, the applicant acknowledges and agrees as follows:

  1. This High Load Consent is only valid for the date and time stated above.  If either date or time is changed, a new High Load Consent will be required.

  2. The applicant will be liable for any damage to Vector's lines and/or equipment by a high load being transported or escorted without a current and valid High Load Consent, and Vector will charge the applicant for such damage incurred.

  3. The below lead times apply when requesting a High Load Consent:

    1. for high loads ≤ 5.5m, at least two (2) working days

    2. for high loads >5.5m, at least five (5) working days where no outage is required

    3. for high loads >5.5m where a customer/s outage is required:

      1. at least five (5) working days where <20 customers are affected

      2. at least twenty-five (25) working days where ≥20 customers are affected

  4. Additional charges will be incurred where:

    1. any changes and or cancellations to the scheduled time and/or date were not advised to the relevant Field Service Provider (Electrix or Northpower) by 3:30pm on the day prior to the original departure time; or

    2. there is a "no show" by the applicant at the scheduled time and/or date

  5. All information supplied by the applicant in relation to this High Load Consent is correct and no relevant information has been omitted.

  6. For vehicles and/or loads that are over dimension as per NZTA rules, the following also applies:

    1. The applicant will need to obtain written permission from:

      1. any owner of overhead obstructions that the load or vehicle cannot clear safely; and

      2. relevant rail service operators if the vehicle is going to travel over a railway crossing that does not cross a state highway, and the vehicle exceeds the height shown on an electrified railway safe height sign; and

      3. the New Zealand Transport Authority.

The applicant will need to obtain a consent from the Over-Dimension Permit Issuing Agency (OPIA): 0800 OVERSIZE (683 774)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By submitting this application to transport a high load, you accept and agree that you have:
  • supplied all relevant information in support of your application and that all such information is accurate; and
  • read, understood and agree to the 'Important Information for the Application' at the top of this section.