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How to Renew a Driver's License in Hawaii

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A Hawaii Driver's License can be renewed either in person at any driver license location in your county of residence, or by mail.


  1. Your Hawaii driver's license will generally expire on your birthday. The expiration year depends on your age when the expiring license was issued or last renewed:
    Driver's Age at License
    Issue or Last RenewalValidity of License
    Under 21license valid for 4 years
    21-71license valid for 6 years 
    72 and olderlicense valid for 2 years    
  2. It is advisable to renew your driver's license before the date on which it will expire. You can renew your license any time in the six months leading up to its expiration.
  3. There is no grace period in Hawaii and your driving privileges expire if you do not renew.


You must bring:

  1. Your expiring license or proper identification documents if the expiring license is not available
  2. The renewal fees, which is different in each county and depends on the validity of the license as well. The fees range between $5 and $18.

You need your vision tested, picture taken and be fingerprinted.


You need to:

  1. Send a letter requesting to renew your license to the specific county
    • Include details like full name, date of birth, address, Social Security Number, license expiry date and copy of current license or its number.
    • The office will send you back a packet containing a Driver License Application, Medical and Vision testing forms, a Signature form and a Thumbprint impression form.
  2. Return the completed forms to the office.

You will be issued a new license if your record is clear. Your license will have "valid without a Photo" printed across it, if your photograph is not in the database.
You are permitted two consecutive renewals by mail.
The mailing addresses for each county are as follows:

City and County of Honolulu    
Driver License Section
P.O. Box 30340
Honolulu, HI 96820-0340
Fax: (808) 832-2904    
County of Hawaii    
Driver Licensing Section
Hawaii County Police Department
349 Kapiolani St.
Hilo, HI 96720
Fax: (808) 961-8861    
County of Kauai    
4444 Rice St.
Suite A480
Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Fax: (808) 241-6533    
County of Maui    
County of Maui Service Center
Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing
Attention: Renewal by Mail
70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Suite A-17
Kahului, HI 96732-2176    


Submitted by cfalk1 on 6th Dec 2011

will the forms be sent to me

will the forms be sent to me if i am not in the usa at the time for renewal?

Submitted by renesal on 9th Feb 2012

I need a form for license

I need a form for license renewal. My license will expired on July 9, 2012. Thank you

Submitted by RoaringLion on 19th Aug 2011

There is no indication of

There is no indication of fees based on counties. This information would be very helpful to have online.

Submitted by SoonL on 1st Mar 2012

Is it possible to send a

Is it possible to send a request by email to obtain the renewal package forms?