and Drainlayers Board
Rental vehicle companies
If you’re a rental vehicle company and your customers are expecting to freedom camp in New Zealand, the vehicles they rent will need to comply with the self-containment requirements and be certified as self-contained.
There is a different timeframe to have rental vehicles certified under the green warrant system than for private vehicle owners. You need to get your rental vehicles inspected and certified by a Certification Authority under the new green warrant requirements by 7 December 2024.
We’ve created a flowchart that helps you understand how the green and blue warrants operate during the transitional period, and to help you understand the rules around freedom camping in New Zealand.
We are currently appointing Certification Authorities and anticipate they will be operational in early 2024. As they are appointed, their details will be added and searchable at www.nzscv.co.nz.
To be certified as self-contained under the green warrant system, vehicles must have a fixed toilet and must meet other requirements in relation to the vehicle's water supply system, wastewater system, ventilation system, sink, and rubbish storage. We’ve created an infographic summarising the different requirements vehicles need to meet.
The detail of the requirements is contained in the Regulations, made by the government in August 2023. The Vehicle inspection guidance (aimed at Vehicle Inspectors and Certification Authorities) may also be helpful in understanding the requirements contained in the Regulations.