FINANCE - VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING DIVISION
No Smoking in Cars with Minors Present…Its the Law!
Hawaii County prohibits smoking in any motor vehicle whenever occupied by a person less than eighteen (18) years of age. Hawaii County Code, Section 14-21 (12), Ordinance No. 10-33
Any person violating subsection 14-21 (12) shall have a mandatory fine of not less than $25 and not more than $50. Hawaii County Code, Section 14-24 (b)
DIVISION HEAD: Naomi U. P. O’Dell, VRL Administrator
DRIVERS LICENSING: Hauoli O. Aiona, Supervising Driver Licensing Examiner
Hilo (808) 961-2222, Fax (808) 961-8861
Waimea (808) 887-3087, Fax (808) 887-3086 | Kailua-Kona (808) 323-4800, Fax (808) 323-4819
Naalehu (808) 854-7214, Fax (808) 939-2517 | Pahoa (808) 965-2721, Fax (808) 965-2724
STATE IDENTIFICATION CARD - HILO AND KONA ONLY: Hilo (808) 961-2222, Fax (808) 961-8861
Kailua-Kona (808) 323-4800, Fax (808) 323-4819
(State Identification Card is part of the Driver License offices in Hilo and Kona)
VEHICLE REGISTRATION: Hilo (808) 961-8351, Fax (808) 961-8330
Kona (808) 323-4818, Fax (808) 327-4410 | Pahoa (808) 965-2721, Fax (808) 965-2724
PERIODIC MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION: Hilo (808) 961-2320 | Kona (808) 323-4811
HOURS OF OPERATION: For location and hours of service for the different sections please click on the General Information links below.
DESCRIPTION: The Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division is comprised of three Sections. The Driver’s License Section issues Driver’s Licenses, State Identification Cards and Commercial Driver’s Licenses. The Motor Vehicle Registration Section issues vehicle, bicycle and select business registrations. The Periodic Inspection Section authorizes and monitors Vehicle Inspection providers.
E-MAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, safety inspection forms are sent to Honolulu for updating and inputting into the Statewide data base. Motor Vehicle Registration staff can see the safety check expiration date on the vehicle file once it is entered. Updates may take up to 4 months to reflect current safety inspection expiration.