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How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Motor Vehicles notifies vehicle owners of the expiration date of their vehicle registration by mail. Vehicle registrations can be renewed before the expiration date either by telephone, through the mail, or in person. You can renew online only in the counties of Honolulu and Maui. The fees for all four counties are based on the vehicle's weight and usage.

COUNTY OF HONOLULU

REGISTRATION RENEWAL BY U.S. MAIL

  • Send the completed registration renewal form and the appropriate payment to:
    Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing
    P.O. Box 30320
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96820-0320    

REGISTRATION RENEWAL VIA THE INTERNET

You are eligible to renew online if:
  1. You have received a renewal application form.
  2. Your vehicle is registered in Honolulu.
  3. Your registration will be within 45 days of your expiration date.
  4. There is no expired vehicle inspection date on your renewal application form.
  5. Your current mailing address is listed on your renewal form.
  6. You do not have to submit any additional forms with your renewal application.
You must:
  1. Go to Honolulu's Online Services website.
  2. Enter your license plate number and the last four digits of your Vehicle Identification Number.
  3. Have your credit card (Visa, MasterCard) handy to pay for the renewal.

REGISTRATION RENEWAL IN PERSON

  1. Locate the motor vehicle office in your area.
  2. Bring the registration renewal form, along with cash, check, money order, traveler's check or cashier's check. Credit cards are not accepted.

COUNTY OF MAUI

REGISTRATION RENEWAL BY U.S. MAIL

  • Send the completed registration renewal form and the appropriate payment to the Motor Vehicle Renewal Offices located on the Islands of Maui. Renewals by mail should be done at least 10 days before the expiration date.

REGISTRATION RENEWAL VIA THE INTERNET

You are eligible to renew online if:
  1. You have received a renewal application form.
  2. Your vehicle is registered in Maui.
  3. Registration is due within the next 45 days of your expiration date and you have more than 5 days left for your registration to expire.
  4. Your current mailing address is on the renewal form.
  5. You do not have to submit any additional forms with your renewal form.
You must:
  1. Go to Maui's Online Services Website
  2. Enter your license plate number and the last four digits of your Vehicle Identification Number.
  3. Have your credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or bank account details handy to pay for the renewal.

REGISTRATION RENEWAL IN PERSON

  1. Locate the motor vehicle office in your area.
  2. Bring the registration renewal form, along with cash, check, money order, traveler's check or cashier's check. Credit cards are not accepted.

COUNTY OF KAUAI

REGISTRATION RENEWAL BY U.S. MAIL

• Send the completed registration renewal form and the appropriate fees to
County of Kauai
Treasury Division (MVR)
4444 Rice St., Ste 466
Lihue, HI 96766-1340    
Renewals by mail should be done at least 10 days before the expiration date.

REGISTRATION RENEWAL IN PERSON

  1. Locate the motor vehicle office in your area.
  2. Bring the registration renewal form, along with cash, check, money order traveler's check or cashier's check. Credit cards are not accepted.

COUNTY OF HAWAII

REGISTRATION RENEWAL BY U.S. MAIL

•Send the completed registration renewal form and the appropriate payment to:

East Hawaii

Aupuni Center,
101 Pauahi Street,
Suite 5, Hilo, HI 96720    

West Hawaii

Territorial Centre Building
75-5751 Kuakini Hwy #107,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740    
Renewals by mail should be done at least 10 days before the expiration date.

REGISTRATION RENEWAL IN PERSON

  1. Locate the motor vehicle office in your area.
  2. Bring the registration renewal form, along with cash, check, money order traveler's check or cashier's check. Credit card is not accepted

FEES

Annual registration fees are calculated based on the weight and usage of the vehicle. The fees due will be mentioned in the renewal notice mailed to you. You can also contact your local motor vehicle office to find out the exact amount for your vehicle. A penalty may also be assessed if the registration is allowed to expire.

FOR CORRECTIONS

  1. Before renewal, check for errors in the pre-printed vehicle renewal notice that arrived in the mail.
  2. For any other error, dial the toll-free number (808) 532-7700 and explain the error to the DMV customer service agent

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

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