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FINANCE - VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING DIVISION

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 DRIVER LICENSING GENERAL INFORMATION

The Driver Licensing Section is an agency with the Department of Finance, Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division.

Office Locations & Hours of Operation:

Hilo Driver Licensing Office
349 Kapiolani Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Ph: (808) 961-2222
Fax: (808) 961-8861
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 4:00PM

Kona Driver Licensing Office
West Hawaii Civic Center
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Ph: (808) 323-4800
Fax: (808)323-4819
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 4:00PM

Waimea Driver Licensing Office
67-5185 Kamamalu Street
Kamuela, HI 96743
Ph: (808) 887-3087
Fax: (808) 887-3086
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 4:00PM

Pahoa Driver Licensing Office
15-2615 Kea‘au-Pahoa Road
(Pahoa Police Station)
Pahoa, HI 96778
Ph: (808) 965-2721
Fax: (808) 965-2724
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 3:30PM

Na‘alehu Driver Licensing Office
95-5355 Mamalahoa Hwy
Na‘alehu, HI 96772
Ph: (808) 854-7214
Fax:(808) 939-2517
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday
By Appointment Only

 

NOTE: Written Tests are issued from 8:00AM - 3:00PM only.

Email Address: vehiclerl@co.hawaii.hi.us

This page provides the information you need to apply for a driver’s license, to renew a driver’s license or to transfer a driver’s license from another state.

For Commercial Driver License Information, please visit www.hawaiicounty.gov/finance-cdl-general-info

The following study materials are available online:

  • Hawai‘i State Driver’s License Manual, Motorcycle Manual, and Commercial Driver License Manual at: http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/library/motor-vehicle-safety-office/
    The Hawai‘i State Driver’s Manual is also available for purchase at most of the local stores.
  • The Motorcycle Manual and Commercial Driver License Manual are available for purchase at the Hilo, Kona and Waimea Driver License Office.

 

Contents:


General Requirements

 

Proof of Name and Date of Birth

  • If you are obtaining a Hawai‘i driver’s license for the first time, you must provide at least one of the following, a valid unexpired out of state license, certified copy of a birth certificate filed with a State Office of Vital Statistics or equivalent agency in the individual’s State of birth, certified marriage certificate filed with a State Office of Vital Statistics or equivalent agency in the State of marriage, certified decree of name change filed with the Lt. Governor’s office or equivalent agency in the State of name change, state or military identification card or immigration documents (alien/refugee registration identification). Photocopies are not acceptable.

Proof of Social Security Number

  • If you are obtaining a Hawai‘i driver’s license for the first time, you must provide proof of social security number, such as a social security card, a valid driver’s license, a valid unexpired state identification card or military identification card that displays a social security number. Photocopies are not acceptable. To get a social security number and card, go to http://ssa.gov/ssnumber/

Proof of Legal Presence and Proof of Residence

Proof of Legal Presence and two (2) Proof of residence is required from:

  • Applicants applying for an original Hawaii driver’s license. Anyone who has never held or is re-applying for a Hawaii driver’s license must provide proof of legal residence in the U.S.
  • Applicants renewing their Hawaii driver’s license. Anyone who renews their Hawaii driver’s license must provide proof of legal presence in the U.S. Applicants who are U.S. citizens and aliens admitted for permanent residence status in the U.S. will need to provide proof of legal presence documents every second renewal.
  • Drivers reinstating their driving privilege because of a license revocation or cancellation.
    Customers whose license or permit to drive has been revoked or cancelled must provide proof of legal presence in the U.S.
  • Drivers who have allowed their license to expire. Anyone who lets his driver’s license expire, even by just one day, must provide proof of legal presence in the U.S. 
  • Permit holders when they pass their road test and obtain a Hawaii driver’s license. All permit holders must provide proof of legal presence in the U.S.
  • Drivers converting their Hawaii provisional driver’s license to a full driver’s license. All license holders who convert from a provisional to a full license must provide proof of legal presence in the U.S.

 

Refer to “List of Acceptable Documents” for further information.

Special circumstances may require additional documents. Call the driver’s license office nearest you for further information on other requirements.

Number of licenses

You must turn over all driver licenses in your possession in order to obtain a State of Hawai‘i driver’s license. No driver is permitted to hold more than one driver license at any time.  

Ineligibility

You will not be issued a driver license if:  

  1. Your license has been suspended or revoked by a court of law;
  2. You have failed to pass the required driver’s test;
  3. You have not provided proof of financial responsibility, if you are required to do so under the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act;
  4. There is reasonable cause to believe that you are afflicted with mental or physical infirmities or disabilities which would make it unsafe for you to operate a motor vehicle;
  5. You are younger than 16 years old;
  6. You are 16 or 17 years old and do not have parental consent;
  7. You are a minor with pending violations or court cases;
  8. You have a traffic violation that is unsatisfied or pending a court hearing;
  9. Your license is suspended or revoked in another state/jurisdiction.

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License Fees

FeeAmount
Application Fee 1.00
Out of State Application Fee 4.00
Written Test (Pass or Fail) 1.00
Oral Test Fee 10.00
Instruction Permit 10.00
Road Test 10.00
New License – 1 year (or fraction thereof) 5.00
New License – 2 years (Age 72 and above) 10.00
New License – 4 years (Age 18 – 24) 20.00
New License – 8 years (Age 25 – 71) 40.00
Provisional License (per year)(Age 16 – 17) 5.00
License Renewal – 1 years (or fraction thereof) 5.00
License Renewal – 2 years (Age 72 and above) 10.00
License Renewal – 4 years (Age 18 – 24) 20.00
License Renewal – 8 years (Age 25 - 71) 40.00


Form of Payment:

  • Cash
  • Personal Check
  • Money Order
  • Cashier’s Check

We do not accept credit, debit or bank cards.

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Renewal Requirements

  1. Complete a driver license application;
  2. Present original or certified copy of document(s) for proof of name and date of birth;
  3. Present proof of Social Security Number;
  4. Present original or certified copy of document(s) for proof of legal presence;
  5. Present two (2) Proof of Residence
  6. Complete and pass eye screening;
  7. Have a clear driving status on the National Driver Registry.

Refer to “List of Acceptable Documents

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Out of State Transfer Requirements

  1. Complete a driver license application;
  2. Present your valid unexpired out of state license;
  3. Present your original social security card;
  4. Present your original or certified copy of document(s) for proof of legal presence;
  5. Present two (2) Proof of Residence
  6. Complete and pass eye screening;
  7. Complete and Pass a 30-question written exam;
  8. You must have a clear driving status on the National Driver Registry.

Refer to “List of Acceptable Documents

You are required to turn in your out of state license. If you do not have your out of state license in your possession and do not turn it in, you are required to apply as a new applicant for an Instruction Permit, and take a road test. Your name on your driver’s license and social security card must match. Upon passing a 30 question written test you will be issued an instruction permit which allows you to drive with a licensed driver 21 years of age or older. Upon successfully passing a road test, a Hawaii driver’s license will be issued. Road tests by appointment except at the Hilo office, where walk-ins may be accepted based upon availability.

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New License Requirements

Instruction Permit

  1. Complete a driver license application for an Instruction Permit
  2. Present Identifying documents for proof of name, date of birth and social security number (See list of Acceptable Documents)
  3. Present original or certified copies of document(s) for proof of legal presence
  4. Present two (2) Proof of Residence
  5. Complete and pass eye screening
  6. Complete and pass 30-question written exam
  7. You must have a clear driving status on the National Driver Registry.

The Instruction permit is valid for one year and allows you to drive with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years of age or older. You may renew the instruction permit 30-days prior to expiration.

Road Test Requirements

  1. Road test appointments are available at the Hilo, Kona, Waimea, Pahoa and Na`alehu offices by appointment. Only the Hilo office will administer Road Tests to walk-ins, upon availability.
  2. You must present: valid unexpired instruction permit.
  3. Licensed driver who is at least 21 years of age or older.
  4. Current, original unexpired vehicle registration (decal must be on license plate).
  5. Current, yellow unexpired safety inspection form (decal must be on vehicle bumper).
  6. Valid, unexpired Hawai‘i State Insurance Card.
  7. All names on all documents must match.
  8. Photocopies, faxes, internet printouts, policies are not accepted.
  9. Vehicle must meet safety standards:
  10. Brake lights, turn signals, speedometer, and seat belts must be in working order;
  11. No cracks in the windshield;
  12. Front and rear license plates must be affixed to the vehicle in factory mounts;
  13. Power windows and locks must be in working order;
  14. Legal tinted windows.
  15. Vehicle must be clean (interior and exterior).
  16. No Rental or company cars.

You may be refused a road test if vehicle is deemed unsafe or in unacceptable condition.

Road Tests may be cancelled by the examiner due to inclement weather or unforseen emergencies as deemed necessary without notice to the general public.

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Written Test and Road Test Locations and Hours

The following is a list of driver licensing offices around the island and written tests/road tests hours: 

OfficeLocationWritten Test HoursRoad Test HoursPhone #
Hilo 349 Kapiolani St

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM** By Appointment
Walk-ins upon availability

(808)961-2222
Waimea 67-5185 Kamamalu St

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM** By Appointment Only (808) 887-3087
Kailua-Kona West Hawaii Civic Center
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM** By Appointment Only (808) 323-4800
Na‘alehu 95-5355 Mamalahoa Hwy

By Appointment Only By Appointment Only 808) 854-7214
Pahoa 15-2615 Keaau-Pahoa Rd

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM** By Appointment Only (808) 965-2721

 **NOTE: If you are not issued a Written Test by 3:00 PM, you will be advised to return the following day

 

To schedule an appointment, please call your nearest Driver’s License office or email roadtestappt@hawaiicounty.gov

 

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Duplicate License Requirements

You may apply for a duplicate license if you are changing your name or address; do not have your license in your possession (lost/stolen) or your license is damaged. You must present your driver license, if you do not have your license in your possession, you must provide (2) identifiable documents (i.e. social security card and birth certificate).

  1. Complete driver license application for duplicate license
  2. For name changes, present acceptable documents for name change (certified marriage certificate, certified divorce decree, certified name change document)
Your original license expiration date will remain the same. If you are eligible for a license renewal (six months prior to expiration) we recommend you apply for a license renewal instead of a duplicate license.

 

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Renewing License While Out of State

 

You may renew your Hawai‘i driver’s license while out of state. To renew by mail, you must send a request to renew by mail. Your request must contain the following information:

  1. Your name as it appears on your current driver’s license;
  2. Your social security number or driver’s license number;
  3. Your date of birth;
  4. A phone number or e-mail address where you can be reached;
  5. An address where you can receive mail;
  6. Your signature as it appears on your license.

 

The processing of your license may be delayed if any of the above information is missing. A renewal packet will be mailed to you to complete and return to us. You may renew six (6) months prior to license expiration date.

If you are in the military and are ordered to a war zone, you may have your Hawaii driver’s license automatically extended. The extension is valid until 30 days after you return to the United States of America. To apply for an extension, you must mail or fax a copy of your orders or a letter from your commanding officer to the Driver Licensing Section.

Original or certified copies of identifying documents and documents for legal presence are required and must be mailed in with your renewal packet. Original or certified copies of documents are required. Notarized certifications, photo copies or faxed copies are NOT acceptable.

Requests for license renewals or extensions may be mailed or faxed to:  

Department of Finance
Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division
Driver License Section
349 Kapiolani Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Fax # 808-961-8861

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Replacing a Lost License While Out of State

  1. You must mail a request for a duplicate license with duplicate license fee ($6.00) made payable to “County Director of Finance”.
  2. Your request must include:
    1. Your name as it appears on your current driver’s license;
    2. Your social security number or driver’s license number;
    3. Your date of birth;
    4. A phone number where you can be reached;
    5. An address where you can receive mail;
    6. Your signature as it appears on your license.
    7. Processing may be delayed if any of the above information is missing.
    8. Upon receipt of your request, a temporary duplicate license valid for 60 days will be mailed to you. Please allow 5 to 10 days for mailing.

    Your request may be mailed to:

    Department of Finance
    Vehicle Registration & Licensing
    Driver License Section
    349 Kapiolani Street
    Hilo, HI 96720

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    Temporary License

    1. A temporary license valid for 60 days will be issued to you at time of license/permit issuance. A permanent license will be mailed within 3 to 5 days.
    2. If you intend to use your temporary card for identification purposes, we recommend that you also carry a second form of identification.

 

Refer to Hawaii’s Legal Presence Law Information and Requirements for further information.

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Special Requirements - Minors

 

  1. A certified copy of the minor’s birth certificate is required to establish acceptable signatory for parental consent.
  2. Social Security Card
  3. Proof of legal presence
  4. Affidavit for Proof of Residence

Acceptable Signatories for Instruction Permits for Minors

  1. If parents share custody, both parents must sign (parents married, separated or divorced with joint custody).
  2. Divorced parent with certified court custody papers indicating parent has legal custody may sign.
  3. If one parent is deceased, surviving parent may sign and must present deceased parent’s death certificate.
  4. Legal guardian(s) may sign with certified court documents.
  5. Foster parent(s) may sign with certified court documents. A minor applicant in foster care shall present verification of foster care on Department of Human Services letterhead signed by the Director or their designee.
  6. Next of kin may sign if both parents are deceased. Must provide death certificate for both parents.
  7. Responsible adult(s) may sign if both parents are deceased. Responsible adult(s) must be willing to assume financial responsibility of the minor and must provide death certificate for both parents.
  8. Legally emancipated minor may sign for himself/herself with court documents showing grant of emancipation.
  9. Adult spouse of minor applicant may sign with proof of age and marriage certificate.
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Graduated License (15 and 6 months - 17 years)

The graduated licensing program establishes a three-stage program for drivers under the age of 18. This program allows beginning drivers to develop their driving skills over time as they gain experience and maturity.

Instructional Permit Phase

 

  1. You must be at least 15 years and 6 months in age
  2. You must be in immediate possession of the permit when driving a motor vehicle
  3. You must be seated next to a person who is at least 21 years of age and licensed to operate the same type of motor vehicle. However, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., the supervising parent or guardian must be seated next to the minor driver.
  4. You must have all occupants wear their seatbelts and children under 4 years of age be properly restrained within a child safety seat in compliance with Hawai‘i State law.

 

The permit is valid for one (1) year from date of issuance and may be renewed 30-days prior to the expiration date of the permit and no later than 90 days after the expiration date of the permit.

Failure to renew the instructional permit within 30 days after the expiration date will result in waiting 180 days before being eligible for a road test.

Provisional License Phase

 

You may be granted a provisional license to operate a motor vehicle if you:

  1. Are at least sixteen (16) years old, but under the age of eighteen (18);
  2. Hold an instruction permit and has held that permit for at least 180 days and there is no pending violation that might result in a suspension or revocation of that person’s instructional permit;
  3. Satisfactorily completes a State certified driver’s education course and possesses the classroom and behind-the-wheel certificates; and
  4. Successfully passes a road examination test.

Provisional License Requirements

  1. Have in their immediate possession their provisional driver’s license;
  2. Have all occupants wear their seat belts and children under 4 years of age be properly restrained within a child safety seat in compliance with Hawai‘i State law;
  3. Passenger Restrictions:

The provisional licensee driver SHALL NOT TRANSPORT more than one person below the age of eighteen (18) without being accompanied by a licensed driver that is the provisional licensee’s parent or guardian, unless that person is a household member.

 

  1. Night-Time Driving Restriction:

The provisional licensee driver SHALL NOT DRIVE between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., unless accompanied by either a parent or guardian that is licensed to drive the same type of motor vehicle and is seated in the passenger seat beside the licensee.

The person granted a provisional driver’s license may drive between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. without a licensed parent or guardian in the motor vehicle only under the following conditions:

a)       Traveling to or from the licensee’s place of employment, where the operation of a motor vehicle is necessary for that purpose.  The provisional licensee shall keep in his or her possession a signed statement from the employer containing the employer’s:  name, address, telephone number, and verification of employment and work hours.

b)      Traveling to or from a school-authorized activity, where the operation of a motor vehicle is necessary for that purpose, and the provisional licensee shall keep in his or her possession a signed statement from a parent or guardian containing the parent’s or guardian’s:  name, address, telephone number and verification that the operation of the motor vehicle by the licensee is necessary to travel to or from the school-authorized activity;

Provided that under a and b above, the provisional licensee shall not transport more than one person under the age of eighteen (18) between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. without being accompanied by the licensed parent or guardian of the provisional licensee.

Full Driver’s License

You are eligible to apply for a full driver’s license if:

  1. You have satisfactorily held the provisional license for at least six (6) months;
  2. You have no pending violation that might result in a suspension or revocation;
  3. You are at least seventeen (17) years old, and have satisfactorily complied with all the requirements of Chapter 286, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes.

 

 

 

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Changing your Driver License Address

To change your driver license address, send us a letter with your name (as it appears on your license), license number, date of birth and signature.  Write your current address and identify it as “Current Address”, and write your new address, identify as “New Address”.  You must provide two forms of proof of your principal residence address in Hawaii.  (See Hawaii’s Proof of Principal Residence for a list of acceptable documents) Mail your letter and documents to:

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

If you want your new address to appear on your plastic  license, you must appear at the driver’s license office nearest you and apply for a duplicate license.  Please be prepared to provide your two (2)  forms of proof of your principal residence address in Hawaii.  The fee for a duplicate license is $6.  If you are out of state, you may request a duplicate license by mail.

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Applying for a Motorcycle/Moped License

You may operate a moped using your current driver’s license.  You must obtain a Class 2 license to operate a motorcycle or motor scooter.

Requirements for Motorcycle Instruction Permit

  1. Complete application for Instruction Permit / Class 2
  2. Present identifying documents for proof of name, date of birth and social security number (see List of Acceptable Documents);
  3. Present original or certified copy of document(s) for proof of legal presence
  4. Present two (2) Proof of Residence
  5. Successfully Pass eye screening
  6. Have a clear driving record on the National Driver Registry
  7. Successfully pass the motorcycle written test
  8. Successfully pass the rules of road written test (if you do not currently hold a Class 3 license)

Requirements for Moped Instruction Permit

  1. Complete application for Instruction Permit / Class 1
  2. Present identifying documents for proof of name, date of birth and social security number (See List of Acceptable Documents);
  3. Present original or certified copy of document(s) for proof of legal presence (See List of Acceptable Documents);
  4. Present two (2) Proof of Residence
  5. Successfully pass eye screening
  6. Have a clear driving record on the National Driver Registry
  7. Successfully pass rules of the road written test
  8. Successfully pass the motorcyle written test

Restrictions for Motorcycle/Moped Permit

  1. You may not operate a motorcycle/moped at night.
  2. You may not carry any passengers.
  3. You must wear DOT inspected helmet, goggles
  4. You may not renew your instruction permit unless you have attempted to take the motorcycle skills test.
  5. Once your motorcycle/moped instruction permit expires, you must wait 90 days and reapply as a new applicant.

Motorcycle/Moped Skill Test Requirements

  1. Present Motorcycle/Moped Permit
  2. Present current registration
  3. Present current safety inspection form (safety inspection sticker must be on motorcycle/motor scooter/moped)
  4. Present current insurance card (not applicable for moped)
  5. DOT inspected helmet
  6. You must wear long sleeves or a jacket, pants, shoes or boots (no slippers)

If you are under the age of 18, you are required to hold your Class 1 or 2 permit for 90 days and submit a Driver Education Certificate and Behind the Wheel Motorcycle Certificate before applying for the skills test.

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Acceptable Documents

Proof of Name and Date of Birth

  1. Valid, unexpired Out-of-State, U.S. territorial or Canadian driver’s license
  2. Valid, unexpired U.S. passport
  3. Valid, unexpired Foreign passport with appropriate Immigration Document(s)
  4. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization documents
  5. Alien registration/refugee identification card
  6. Valid, unexpired State of Hawai‘i identification card with photo
  7. U.S. Government issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad

 

Proof of Social Security Number

  1. Social Security card in name of applicant (no copies or metal plates). Need a Social Security card: http://ssa.gov/ssnumber.
  2. Valid Driver’s license with social security number and photo
  3. Valid State of Hawaii identification card with social security number and photo
  4. Valid Military identification card with social security number
  5. Medicare identification card with suffix “A”, “M”, “T” or “TA”
  6. W-2 tax form issued from previous year

Proof of Name Change

  1. Certified marriage certificate, displaying name change
  2. State issued marriage certificate with seal
  3. Certified divorce decree displaying name change
  4. Certified decree of name change issued by the courts or Lt. Governor’s Office, State of Hawai‘i.

 

Proof of Principal Residence Address – Two (2) documents required: 

 Note: Present any two of the following documents that contain the applicant’s name and the address of the applicant’s principal residence within the State of Hawaii.

  1. Vehicle registration or Title issued at least 30 days before the application date
  2. Valid Driver’s License issued
  3. Voter Notification Postcard (yellow card) or other mail addressed to the applicant from a government or medical entity
  4. Utility bill with the applicant’s name and address not more than 2 months old
  5. Checking or savings account statement not more than 2 months old
  6. Payroll check or check stub with applicant’s name and address issued by an employer within 2 months of the application date
  7. Mortgage account or proof of home ownership
  8. Residential Rental or Time-Share Agreement for six (6) months or more (Month-to-month agreements will not be accepted)
  9. United States income tax return, W-2 form or 1099 SSA benefits form from the previous year
  10. Hawai`i income tax return or W-2 form from the previous year
  11. Receipt for personal property taxes paid to a County within the State of Hawai`i within the last year
  12. For an individual claiming that the individual had no income to file a tax return and is receiving State welfare assistance, a document from the Hawai`i State Department of Human Services dated not more than ninety (90) days prior to the application for a driver’s license or commercial driver’s license certifying that the individual is receiving State of Hawai`i public assistance
  13. Medical card issued by a health insurance agency with applicant’s name and address
  14. Documentation dated not more than ninety (90) days prior to making application that the individual is receiving State of Hawai`i public assistance
  15. Current Property Tax assessment form
  16. Department of Taxation Form A-6, application for tax clearance with applicant’s name and address
  17. Homeless applicants may use the address of their current shelter agency or, if not staying in a shelter, may use the general delivery of the post office nearest where they spend most of their time
  18. Applicants documenting enrollement in a State or Federal address confidentiality program which allows an applicant to obtain and use alternative addresses may use an alternative address on the card, but must provide the applicant’s permanent address for file purposes.
  19. In areas where a number and street name have not been assigned for United States mail delivery, an address convention used by the United States Postal Service is acceptable
  20. Spouse or parent affidavit, provided the spouse or parent’s address can be verified

Proof of Citizenship

U.S. Citizen

  • Valid U.S. Passport
  • Certificate of birth that bears an official seal and was issued by a State, county, municipal authority, or outlying possession of the United States
  • Certification of Birth Abroad issued by the U.S. Department of State (Form FS-545 or DS 1350)

Lawful Permanent Resident

  • Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570)
  • Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)
  • Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Resident Card, Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)
  • Temporary I-551 stamp in foreign passport
  • Temporary I-551 stamp on Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, with photograph of the bearer
  • Reentry Permit (Form I-327)

 


FAQs

1.       My insurance card is expired. Can I use a fax copy or bring in my policy?

You must bring in a fraudulent resistant insurance card.  We are unable to accept a faxed copy or use your policy.

2.      How long is my written test valid for?

The written test for Class 1, 2 and 3 is valid for thirty days.  Commercial driver license tests are valid for one year.

3.      I currently hold a CDL and my license was revoked for driving under the influence by the Administrative Driver’s License Revocation Office.  What happens to my CDL?

We are required by law to “withdraw” your CDL for a period of one year.  After the one year period ends, you must re-apply as a new applicant and pay a reinstatement fee.

4.      I currently hold a CDL and the courts suspended my CDL for driving under the influence. How does that affect my license?

We are required by law to “withdraw” your CDL for a period of one year.  After the one year period ends, you must pay a reinstatement fee before we will give you back your license.

5.      Can I use a rental vehicle to take my road test?

No, the insurance coverage for rental vehicles do not extend to unlicensed drivers.

6.      I am in Maine and have lost my license.  Can my mother come in to pay for another one for me?

No.  You must send us a letter requesting a duplicate license and appropriate fee ($6).  Your letter must have your name as it appears on your license, your driver’s license number or social security number, your date of birth, a telephone number or email address, your signature and an address where we can forward your license to.

7.      My child is 15 ½ and wants to get her permit.  Her father does not live in Hawai‘i, and we have joint custody. Does he need to sign for her permit?

Yes.  Your daughter may come in to take the written test.  She must present a certified copy of her birth certificate, social security card and divorce decree showing custody.  In addition, if your name has changed, you will need to present name change documents (divorce decree, marriage certificate).  We will complete an application card for you to send to her father for his signature.  Father must sign in front of a Notary Public.  The written test will be held for 30 days.

8.      I received a letter which says, “Order of Security Requirement or Suspension”. What do I need to do?

You are receiving this letter because of your recent involvement in a motor vehicle traffic accident.  If you had insurance on the vehicle you were operating at the time of the accident, contact your insurance company and inform them that you are required to submit the Form SR-21.  Be prepared to provide your insurance company with a copy of the letter.  We must receive the Form SR-21 before the “order effective date” located on the bottom of the letter.   The Form SR-21 is verification of insurance.  Even though you showed the Police Officer your insurance card at the time of the accident we are required by law to obtain verification.  If you did not have insurance at the time of the accident, you must comply by providing a Security Deposit as stated on the letter, obtain a Release from Liability from the other party whose property was damaged, or provide evidence of an installment agreement that you have entered into.  If you are unable to do any of the five items, your license will be suspended for a period of two years.

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