RDW is the Netherlands Vehicle Authority

RDW, the Netherlands Vehicle Authority, stands for safety, sustainability and legal certainty in mobility. We keep a close eye on international developments like vehicle data and act in line with the ambitions of the European Commission.
    • Licensing:
      The licensing of vehicles and vehicle parts on the Dutch and European market.
    • Supervision and control:
      Supervising companies accredited by RDW and monitoring the technical condition of vehicles.
    • Registration and information provision:
      Gathering, storing, updating and managing data concerning vehicles, their owners and vehicle documentation and providing information about this data to interested parties.
    • Issue of documents:
      Issue of documents that are required for vehicles or owners, including vehicle registration certificates, driving licences and the PTI (Periodic [motor vehicle] Technical Inspection) forms.
  • The mission is the motor of RDW's strategy. Together with its statutory tasks, assigned tasks and the developments in society, the mission substantiates the RDW strategy. The Strategic Plan lays down the strategic objectives of the organisation. This plan is recently re-evaluated.

    Watch the RDW strategic aims 2024, Safe, Sustainable Vehicles, Reliable registrations, and Service delivery: