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FINANCE - VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING DIVISION

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DIVISION HEAD:  Naomi U. P. O’Dell, VRL Administrator

      The Pahoa Vehicle Registration & Licensing office will be closed on Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:00 to 12:30 p.m., beginning September 4 through September 25th.

     The Waimea Driver License office will be closed on Monday, September 15th and Tuesday, September 16th.

EAST HAWAII 

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

WEST HAWAII

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:  vehiclerl@co.hawaii.hi.us

HOURS OF OPERATION:  For location and hours of service for all offices please click on the General Information links below.


Driver’s Licensing Section

Driver Licensing - General Information

Commercial Driver Licensing - General Information

Hawaii’s Legal Presence Law Information and Requirements

Hawaii’s Proof of Principal Residence

Hawaii State Civil Identification Cards - General Information and Requirements**

List of Acceptable Documents

**State ID’s are available at the Hilo and Kona Offices only

Vehicle Registration Section

Motor Vehicles - General Information

Motor Vehicles - Fee Information

Bicycle and Moped Registration

Motor Vehicle Licensing and Registration Forms

Dog License Registration

Registering a Trailer

Business Licenses

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.

Taxicab Rules and Regulations Section

Mass Transit Agency Rule 69

 

Taxi Driver Permit Rules and Regulations

Hawaii County Code 18 (Chapter 18, section 18-31 thru 18-55)

State of Hawai‘i Motor Vehicle Web site

Hawai‘i Motor Vehicle Safety Office

Hawai‘i State Medical Report Form

Service Excellence Survey

Customer Service Survey Form