Registration Renewal

The registration of all vehicles in Hawaii must be renewed every year in the county where the vehicle is physically located.

Renewal application forms are mailed to the registered owner approximately forty-five (45) days before the vehicle's registration expiration date.

If you did not receive your renewal application by mail, you may renew by submitting your current Certificate of Registration, current Vehicle Inspection Certificate, and if required, a Traffic Violations Bureau Clearance. Total fees due will be determined by our Customer Service Representative.

To renew your registration by mail:

  1. Mail the renewal application form along with your check for the amount indicated or submit the last issued certificate of registration. Please contact our office at (808) 270-7363 to obtain the amount due.
  2. Make checks payable to County Director of Finance
  3. Enclose a copy of your current Vehicle Inspection Certificate if it is noted on your renewal form
  4. If your renewal application indicates that you have outstanding traffic violation(s), you are required to submit a written clearance for that vehicle before your application can be processed. To obtain a written clearance, please contact the Traffic Violations Bureau located at 2145 Main Street, Wailuku, HI 96793. Telephone: (808)-244-2800
  5. Mailed renewals must be postmarked no later than 10 working days before the expiration date to ensure delivery by end of month

If there is an address error on your renewal application or on your current Certificate of Registration, line out the incorrect address and print your correct address before submitting these documents for renewal.

Failure to renew your registration before the vehicle's registration expiration date will result in a penalty. 

Hawaii DMV Now is a self-service DMV kiosk that offers a fast and easy way to renew your vehicle registration. 
Please note: Any special instructions listed on your renewal notice will not allow you to renew online.