You must replace a motorcycle license in Hawaii following any event in which your current motorcycle license becomes lost, stolen or damaged. This is due to the fact that, in order to legally ride a motorcycle within the state, you must have a valid license on your person. Therefore, it is important to familiarize yourself with the process of obtaining a duplicate license as well as obtaining a duplicate motorcycle learner’s permit, should you need to.

A Hawaii motorcycle license replacement can be requested in person and online. However, you can only receive a temporary license the same day as your request if you submit an application in person.

If you are temporarily located outside of the state, you will have an additional by mail option. Should you need to replace a motorcycle learner’s permit, you may do so following the same methods as obtaining a duplicate license.

Documents Required to Replace a Motorcycle License in Hawaii

Motorcycle license replacement documents are required in Hawaii whenever applying for a duplicate license or permit in person. However, the only document that you will need to provide is a valid photo ID. This requirement can be satisfied with several different documents, including:

  • A valid U.S. or foreign passport.
  • A school ID that includes a photo.
  • An employee ID that includes a photo.

If you do not have another photo ID, you may contact your local office to determine whether or not other documents may acceptably prove your identity.

How to Replace a Hawaii Motorcycle License Online

Replacing a motorcycle license in Hawaii can be completed online, so long as you do not hold a commercial driver’s license or a commercial learner’s permit. To submit a request, you must be able to provide the following information:

After submitting your online request, a temporary license will be mailed to you within two to three business days and you will receive your new motorcycle license within six to eight weeks.

How to Replace a Hawaii Motorcycle License in Person

When learning how to replace a motorcycle license in Hawaii, it is worth knowing that anyone is eligible to replace a license in person at a driver’s license office or select Satellite City Halls. You will need to complete a driver license application form, which can either be done in the office or you can print and complete an application prior to your visit in order to reduce the amount of time that you may need to be at the licensing office.

You must provide both a photo ID and the duplicate license fee alongside your application. After your application has been accepted, you will receive a temporary license that you may use until you receive your new motorcycle license by mail.

Out-of-State Motorcycle License Replacement in Hawaii

If you need to replace a motorcycle license in Hawaii, but you are currently temporarily located out of state, you may submit your request by mail. To submit your request by mail, you will need to write a letter requesting a duplicate license. Your letter must include all of the following information for your request to be processed:

  • The last four digits of your Social Security Number or your motorcycle driver’s license number.
  • Your date of birth.
  • The out-of-state address that your duplicate license should be mailed to.
  • Your email address.
  • The reason that you are requesting a duplicate license.
  • Your signature and the date.

The duplicate motorcycle license fee must be included with your letter as a certified check or money order. You can mail your letter to:

Driver License Section
P.O. Box 30340
Honolulu, HI 96820-0340

Alternatively, you can also email your signed and dated letter to dl@honolulu.gov or to fax 808-768-9096. Should you choose to email or fax your letter, you must arrange for another individual to visit the main driver license processing office in Honolulu to pay for the duplicate license.

Hawaii Motorcycle License Replacement Fees

The duplicate motorcycle license fee in Hawaii is $6. If you intend to request a replacement at your local driver license office or Satellite City Hall, it is important to verify what payment methods your local office accepts prior to your visit. If you intend to request a replacement online, you may only use a debit or credit card to complete your payment for the license.

Any online purchase will also include a $1 service fee. For by mail requests (out-of-state only), you can only submit payment by certified check or money order.

Last updated on Tuesday, March 5 2019.

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