Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

All records for the official address change are made independently for each vehicle and for each personal document.

When you submit the address change forms at DMV Offices you need to put one record for one change. Some counties have specified forms for both changes. They will not be processed at the same time. It is thus possible that you do have different addresses on both documents.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Hawaii

How do I change my address on my car insurance?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

In Hawaii, it is recommended that you get in touch with your insurance agent to check about the procedures and documents that apply to the procedure to address changing on your policy.

Many particulars about data changes can be arranged at the time you purchase the policy as agents are at this point more flexible. Note that some premiums depend on your place of residence and it is therefore advisable to ask about those and changes thereto in advance.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Hawaii

How do I change my address on my car registration?

All Hawaiian drivers who move within the state must follow thesteps to change addresseson vehicle registrations. The car registration is used to provide confirmation for the ownership of a vehicle that can be driven legally. Taxation for the car registration is based on the address of residence and you would thus want it updated.

Honolulu

To complete the process of address changing in Honolulu, follow the process below:

  1. Complete Honolulu Notice of Change of Address
  2. Provide vehicle VIN number
  3. Fill in license plates number
  4. Provide information for the new and the old address

Mail the documents within 30 days moving to:

Department of Customer Services

Division of Motor Vehicles

Licensing and Permits

P.O. box 30330 Honolulu

Hawaii 96820-0330

If you live in Hawaii County or Kauai county:

Counties of Hawaii and Kauai have an online system that offers certain services for drivers and their vehicles. When you renew registration during the online process you can indicate your current mailing address. If there are no other special documents required in the Special Instructions section, you can finish with the address change at this instance by providing data for vehicle VIN number and license plates number to enter in the system.

Each vehicle needs to be dealt with separately. Fees that apply are calculated by the system when you finish the transaction and proceed with the online payment. There may be no fee associated with the address change but one can be calculated due to administrative processing.

Maui

Make sure to complete and sign the Notice of Change of Address form and submit in person, mail or fax the application and the accompanying documents within 30 days of the actual change. Following this deadline will guarantee that all correspondence between applicants and DMV offices is sent to the correct address. Provide two documents that can serve as proof of residency and indicate information including:

  • Previous address
  • Current address
  • License plates number
  • Make of the vehicle
  • Model of the vehicle
  • VIN number

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Hawaii

How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

Hawaii drivers who want tochange addresses on CDL licenses must send a letter to the designated DMV office that deals with CDL license applications in your county with the following information:

  • Name
  • Previous address
  • New address
  • License number
  • Date of birth

You must provide two documents that can serve as principal proof of residence in Hawaii.

In this way the official address change will only be updated in the computer records.

If you also want to obtain a duplicate CDL license or CDL permit with the new address you will need to:

  • Fill in the Application for Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Check the box for duplicate indicating change of address.
  • Pay the required fees.

The fees and locations vary by county:

Honolulu

  • Fees:
    • $30 for CDL license
    • $40 for CDL permit
  • Office locations:
    • City and County of Honolulu
    • CDL Unit
    • 99-501 Salt Lake Boulevard

Hawaii

  • Fees:
    • $5 per year or prorated
  • Office locations:
  • County of Hawaii
    • Hilo Police Station
    • 349 Kapiolani Street
  • West Hawaii Civic Center
    • 74-5044 AneKeohokalole Highway
    • Waimea Police Station, Waimea

Maui

  • Fees:
    • $15 for a CDL license
  • Office locations:
    • County of Maui
      • Kahului Service Center
      • Maui Mall
      • 70 E. Kaahumanu Avenue, Suite A17
    • Hana
      • 4610 Hana Highway
      • Molokai
      • Mitchell Pauole Center
    • 100 Ailoa Street
      • Lanai
      • 717 Fraser Avenue

Kauai

  • Fees:
    • $15 for a CDL permit
    • $10 for a CDL license
  • Office locations:
    • County of Kauai
    • Department of Finance
    • 4444 Rice Street
    • Suite 480, Lihue

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Hawaii

How do I change my address on my drivers license?

Honolulu

To complete the procedure of address changing, make sure to prepare and sign a letter with information including your:

  • Name.
  • Old and new address.
  • Social Security number.
  • Date of birth.
  • Proof of residency.

Additionally, you need to mark the appropriate box on the State of Hawaii Driver’s License Application form and send the letter using one of the following methods:

  • Via mail to:

Driver License Section

P.O. BOX 30340

Honolulu, HI

96820-0340

  • Via fax to:

808-832-2904

This address change request only reflects on the computer system. If you also require a duplicate license you need to add $6 fee and apply for a duplicate at any DMV Office in your county.

Hawaii

If you are a resident of Hawaii County and you need to change address on your driver s license make sure to:

  • Check the change address box on the State of Hawaii Driver’s License Application.
  • Prepare a letter with your correct name and date of birth.
  • Provide license number, written signature and current address.
  • Present two documents that can serve as proof of your principal residence.
  • Mail the letter and the supporting documents to:

Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division Hilo Driver License 349 Kapiolani Street Hilo, HI 96720

To obtain a hard copy license, you must explicitly request a duplicate license and pay the $6 fee. Otherwise, the change will be visible only on the electronic system.

Maui

To apply to change address on drivers license in Maui, send your application and the accompanying documents to one of the DMV Offices in person, by mail or by fax.

Enclose two documents to serve as evidence of principal residence, check the “change address” box on the State of Hawaii Driver’s License Application and fill in the Maui Notice of Change of Address form with the required data.

Kauai

Address changing in the Kauai County is much alike the same procedure in the other state counties. Make sure that all documents you present are originals or certified copies, as plain copies will not be accepted. Attach the following documents to the application for official address change:

  • Two documents with the residential address
  • Proof of legal name and date of birth
  • Proof of social security number
  • Proof of legal presence

If you need to obtain a duplicate license with the new name as well, make sure to submit the relevant Kauai Driver s License Application form.

Many of the supporting documents are unified in all four counties and are acceptable as evidence to the facts that are stated during the application process. Make sure to submit documents in line with the current legislation for legal presence adopted by the Department of Transportation of Hawaii.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Hawaii

How do I change my address on my ID card?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

If you want to make the official address change on your Hawaii state ID card, you must prepare and present the required documents in person to the specific locations, which are now appointed to issue state identification cards on state level.

The documents you need to present in support to the address change request must assist as:

  • Proof of legal presence.
  • Proof of legal name.
  • Proof of date of birth.
  • Proof of Social Security number.
  • Proof of principal residence address.

The Department of Transportation of Hawaii has adopted an integrated list of documents that are acceptable as evidence to the aforementioned facts. Fees for documents vary across counties, depend on applicant s age and other factors and are often updated. It is hence recommended that you check the relevant fee at your local DMV Office.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Hawaii

How do I change my name on my car insurance?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

If you are a driver in Hawaii who undergoes the process of an official name change, you will be required to update that information with all agencies and organizations, including your car insurance company. In order to change your name on your vehicle insurance ID card, you need to find the policy documentation received from the insurance company and call the customer service number written on the policy. That way you will notify your insurance company of your official name change and the company will update your name in their records and will mail you a new insurance ID card afterwards.

How do I change my name on my car registration?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

Residents of any of the four counties in Hawaii who recently had an official name change, need to visit a Social Security Administration (SSA) office, complete an Application for a Social Security Card and submit some additional documents in order to change your name in the SSA records.

Once you have done this, you need to visit a county’s local Hawaii DMV office in person and submit the following documentation, which might vary depending on the county you live in:

  • Proof of your legal name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Court order
    • Divorce decree
  • Proof of your identity
  • Your current registration
  • Your current certificate of title
  • Payment for a duplicate registration

For specific instructions, contact your county by phone:

  • Honolulu: 808-768-3391
  • Hawaii: 808-961-2222
  • Maui: 808-270-7363
  • Kauai: 808-241-4242
How do I change my name on my driver’s license?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

Hawaiian residents who want to requestname changes on drivers licenses must undergo two processes of name changing. First, a name change request must be submitted to the Social Security Administration (SSA) in order to have an official name change on the social security card. You will have to submit the following documents:

  • Application for a Social Security Card
  • Proof of identity:
    • ID card
    • Hawaii driver’s license
    • US passport
  • Proof of legal name change:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Court order
    • Divorce decree
  • Proof of US citizenship or Hawaii residence:
    • A permanent resident card
    • US birth certificate
  • Payment for the replacement fee

After you have made an official name change at the SSA office, you may visit your county’s local Hawaii DMV office in person and submit the above-mentioned and some additional documents that vary according to the county you live in:

Honolulu

If you live in Honolulu County, you need to change your name on your drivers license in person at a county’s local Hawaii DMV office, by submitting the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Proof of your legal name change
  • Pass a vision test
  • Provide your fingerprints
  • Payment for the required duplicate driver’s license fee

Hawaii

Residents of the Hawaii County can change their names on drivers licenses in person at a county’s local Hawaii DMV office, by providing the following documents:

  • Current Hawaii driver’s license (or Social Security card and birth certificate)
  • Proof of your legal name change
  • Completed State of Hawaii Driver’s License Application
  • Payment for the required duplicate driver’s license fee

Maui and Kauai

If you are a resident of either the Maui County or the Kauai County, you will have to change your name on your driver’s license in person at a county’s local Hawaii DMV office, by providing the following documents:

  • Proof of your legal name change
  • Current Hawaii driver’s license or other proof of identity
  • Payment for the required duplicate driver’s license fee
How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

Residents of Hawaii, who have recently made an official name change, need to update their records at the Social Security Administration (SSA) office prior to visiting a county’s local Hawaii DMV office. In order to inform the SSA office of your name change, you need to contact or visit in person any local SSA office and submit an Application for a Social Security Card. To support your name change request, submit one of the following documents as proof of a legal name change:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Court order
  • Divorce decree

Applications for updated Social Security cards may be submitted not only in person at a SSA office, but also by mail. Once your application is processed, you will get a new Social Security card within 10 business days.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

Residents of all four counties in Hawaii who have recently went through the process of an official name change need to update their name at a local SSA office and at a county’s local Hawaii DMV office. The fees for name change on your car registration differ depending on the county where you live in, but they might be the same as the fees for duplicate documents. If that is the case, you will need to pay:

  • Honolulu: Contact your county at 808-768-3391 in order to find out the fee for change of name on your car registration, or the fee for duplicate car registration
  • Hawaii: $5
  • Maui: $10
  • Kauai: $10
How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

Residents of all four counties in Hawaii who have recently made an official name change need to update their name at a local SSA office and at a county’s local Hawaii DMV office. The fees for name change on your car title might vary according to the county where you live in, but they might be the same as the fees for duplicate documents. If that is the case, you will need to pay:

  • Honolulu: $5
  • Hawaii: $5
  • Maui: $10
  • Kauai: Contact your county at808-241-4242 in order to find out the fee for change of name on your car title, or the fee for duplicate car title
How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

If you are a resident of any of the four counties in Hawaii and you have recently had an official name change at the SSA office, your next step is to update your DMV records at a county’s local Hawaii DMV office. Depending on your county and on the number of documents you need to update, you will be required to pay fees that might be the same as the fees for duplicate documents:

Honolulu

  • Drivers license: $6
  • ID card: $6
  • Title certificate: $5
  • Car registration: Contact 808-768-3391

Hawaii

  • Drivers license: $6
  • ID card: $6
  • Title certificate: $5
  • Car registration: $5

Maui

  • Driver’s license: Contact 808-270-7363
  • ID card: $6
  • Title certificate: $10
  • Car registration: $10

Kauai

  • Driver’s license: Contact 808-241-4242
  • ID card: $7
  • Title certificate: Contact 808-241-4242
  • Car registration: $10
What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

When you apply for anofficial address change in Hawaii, you need to prove your new place of residence. To do so, you must present any two of the documents from the list below:

  • Hawaii State Identification Card
  • Vehicle registration or title
  • Voter notification postcard (yellow card) or other mail addressed to the applicant from a government or medical entity
  • Utility bill with the applicant s name and address
  • Checking or savings account statement
  • Payroll check or payroll check stub
  • Current mortgage account or proof of home ownership
  • Current property tax assessment form
  • Receipt for personal property taxes paid to a county within the State of Hawaii within the last year or property tax assessment bill or statement
  • A United States or Hawaii income tax return, W-2 or 1099 SSA benefits form from the previous year
  • Residential rental or time-share agreement for six months or more
  • Medical card issued by a health insurance agency (principal residence address must be printed on card)
  • Documentation about State of Hawaii public assistance
  • Department of Taxation form A-6, application for tax clearance that is not more than six months old
  • Current shelter agency address for homeless applicants
  • If in a shelter because of abuse, the applicant may display the address of a relative or friend or post office box number on the card
  • Applicants under a State or Federal address confidentiality program may use an alternative address on the card
  • P.O. Box numbers only if number and street name have not been assigned
  • Notarized affidavit indicating that the applicant currently resides with the affiant, provided the affiant s address can be verified

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Hawaii

What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

Applicants who do not have a status of US citizens need to add additional documentation in support to the address change formsin order to prove their legal status in the country. The address change checklist for non-residents is in line with the most recent amendments to the federal law made by the Hawaii Department of Transportation.

The following documents serve as proof of legal name, date of birth and legal presence in the country:

  • DHS/USCIS I-551 Permanent Resident Card issued since 1997
  • DHS/USCIS I-688 Temporary Resident Card
  • DHS/USCIS I-688B or I-766 Employment Authorization Card
  • Valid Foreign Passport with Appropriate Immigration Documents (if applicable, valid unexpired U.S. visa affixed accompanied by an approved I-94 form)
  • U.S. Department of Receptions and Placement Program Assurance Form
  • DHS/USCIS I-797 Notice of Action

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Hawaii

What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

The current address on personal documents is used for proof of residency. All situations of address changing therein need to be done within 30 days. Applicants who wish to have appropriate personal documents in Hawaii need to show proof of legal presence in the United States, which means that they are either a US citizen or have legal authorization to stay in the country.

Consequences that are related to timely correspondence or taxation may occur if you do not proceed with the official address change. All reminder notices are sent to the most recent address Hawaii DMV Offices have on file. If the address is not updated, you may miss important renewals or fail to keep track of your driving record. This can indirectly impose further penalties or harsher fines. You would also want to avoid faulty taxation that may be based on your old place of residence.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Hawaii

When must I change my address with the DMV?

The answer applies to all Hawaiian counties.

In Hawaii, it is obligatory to let DMV Offices know of any change of address that you have made within 30 days of moving.

Although there are no direct penalties or fines from failing to act in compliance with this time frame, consequences will affectany written correspondence. Timely reminders about any renewal of documents, which are related to your vehicle, need to be sent to the correct address.

Taxes are often calculated on the basis of your place of residence and the official address change will affect taxing.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Hawaii