Proposals to address wheel clamping

The Government recently announced measures to protect the public from wheel clampers charging excessive fees and preying on motorists.

The Government has proposed that a maximum of $100 will be able to be charged by wheel clampers. Legislation to bring this into effect will be introduced to Parliament.

On 13 August 2018, Cabinet agreed to proposals to address problems with wheel clamping.
Cabinet decided that:

  • wheel clampers won’t be able to charge more than $100 (including GST) for wheel clamping
  • wheel clampers who breach the fee cap will be subject to penalties
  • New Zealand Police would enforce breaches of this fee cap

You can read background information about the Cabinet decision in these documents:

Next steps

These changes will be included in a draft Bill to amend the Land Transport Act 1998, which will be introduced to Parliament.

Last updated: 22 February 2019