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Hawaii Registration Renewal

Renew Vehicle Registration in Hawaii

The state of Hawaii requires vehicles to be registered with the relevant motor vehicle division of the county where the owner resides. Registration fees are due annually.

The options for renewal may vary slightly based on the county of residence.

Generally, residents can renew their HI registration:

  • Online.
  • By mail.
  • At self-service kiosks.
  • At a drop box.
  • In person.

Registration renewal notices are mailed out at 45 days before expiration. You can renew up to 10 months after expiration (late fees will apply).

Renew HI Registration Online

Online renewal is provided through the online portal on the following county motor vehicles office websites:

Online renewal may require your:

  • Driver’s license or ID number.
  • License plate number.
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN).

Provide the requested information and credit/debit card for payment.

Hawaii Registration Renewal by Mail

Most Hawaii residents can also renew by mail. To renew by mail, simply:

  1. Review the renewal notice you receive prior to your registration expiration date.
  2. Complete the form included with the renewal notice.
  3. Provide a vehicle inspection certificate (if required).
  4. Include a check or money order for the applicable amount.
  5. Mail your items to the address provided on the renewal notice.

HI Vehicle Registration Renewal at Self-Service Kiosk

Most Hawaiian counties also allow customers to renew their vehicle registrations at a self-service kiosk.

Renewal at a kiosk may require your:

  • Renewal notice to scan the registration document.
  • License plate number.
  • Vehicle identification number.
  • Credit or debit card for payment.

The kiosk will print your registration and decal on the spot.

Find a kiosk near you using the DMVNow kiosk finder.

Kaua’i Registration Renewal at a Drop Box

The county of Kaua’i allows residents to renew their registrations at the drop box at the Kapule DMV office. To renew at the drop box:

  1. Complete a safety check and make sure any holds on your registration are cleared (if required).
  2. Provide your renewal notice and check or money order in an envelope.
  3. Place it in the drop box.

Your items will be mailed to your address in an estimated 7-10 days.

Renew Hawaii Registration in Person

Hawaii residents can also renew vehicle registrations by visiting their local motor vehicle office. Consider making an appointment in advance.

Renewal in person may require your:

  • License or ID.
  • Current registration or renewal notice.
  • Proof of a completed safety check (if required).
  • Payment for the renewal fee.

Hawaii Registration Renewal Fees

Registration fees in Hawaii are based on the weight class of the vehicle and the county in which it is registered. Additional fees and annual taxes will likely apply.