FINANCE - VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING DIVISION
DIVISION HEAD: Naomi U. P. O’Dell, VRL Administrator
Vehicle Registration & Licensing, Motor Vehicle Registration, Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 5, Hilo, HI 96720
Information on motor vehicle registration - Phone Number: (808) 961-8351
Vehicle Registration & Licensing, Driver’s License & PMVI, 349 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, HI 96720
Information on driver license and state identification - Phone Number: (808) 961-2222
Information on safety check inspections and taxi cab inspections-Phone Number: (808) 961-2320
Vehicle Registration & Licensing, Pahoa Office, 15-2615 Keaau-Pahoa Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Information on motor vehicle registration and driver’s license-Phone Number: (808) 965-2721
Vehicle Registration & Licensing, West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Information on motor vehicle registration, driver license, state identification
Phone Number (808) 323-4818
Information on road test appointments, commercial driver license, state identification
Phone Number (808) 323-4800
Information on safety check inspections, taxi driver permits and taxi inspections
Phone Number (808) 323-4811
DESCRIPTION: We at the Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division are committed to providing quality customer service. We are responsible for motor vehicle registration and licensing, various county business licenses, bicycle and moped registration, driver’s license, commercial driver’s license, safety check inspections through the periodic motor vehicle inspection program, taxicab driver’s permit and inspections and the issuance of State of Hawaii identification.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOURS OF OPERATION: For location and hours of service for all offices please click on the General Information links below.
Driver’s Licensing Section
**State ID’s are available at the Hilo and Kona Offices only
Vehicle Registration Section
Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection Section
Hawai‘i law requires all motor vehicles to undergo a safety inspection once a year.
Inspections are conducted at automobile dealerships, service stations and garages.
To insure inspection technicians are complying with the state’s many safety provisions, motor vehicle inspectors conduct periodic reviews of their practices and facilities.
Inspectors also investigate complaints regarding Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspections.
The PMVI program ensures uniformity of periodic inspections as well as contributing to the safety of all highway users by reducing accidents due to mechanical defects on vehicles.
There are about 250 active licensed inspection technicians and about 132 inspection stations in the county of Hawai‘i.
Four Motor Vehicle Inspectors and two Clerks currently staff the program on the island of Hawai‘i.
When safety inspections are completed by inspection stations, the safety inspection information is updated electronically into the Statewide database within 48 hours after inspection is completed.