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Dance Hall License

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License Description: Any house, hall, building, or room used for public dancing, for admission to which fees are charged or collected, whether directly for tickets or indirectly in any manner by way of cover charges, fees for partners, or other charges of any nature, or in which female dancing partners receive or have agreed to receive compensation.

Exception: Church halls, club houses, or halls which are occasionally used for dances, at which no compensation is paid or agreed to be paid to any female dancing partners, are not included.

Term: One (1) Night

Fee: $1.00 per night

Apply for a Dance Hall License

Complete and submit the following to the Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division:

  1. Application for Business and Occupation form
  2. $1.00 per night License Fee - please make payments payable to: County Director of Finance

Renew a Dance Hall License

There are no renewals for this license.

Update Business License Information

Business License holders must notify the Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division of any changes to:

  • Physical Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Business Name or Owner
  • Contact Information

To update any information, complete and submit the Business License Information Update form to the Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division.

Note: Licenses are Non-Transferable

Cancel a Dance Hall License

Business License holders must notify the Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division of such fact in writing and return the license for cancellation, under a penalty not to exceed $100 for failure to do so. (HRS, Section 445-9)

Contact Information


Motor Vehicle Registration
101 Pauahi Street, Suite 5
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-8351


Motor Vehicle Registration
West Hawaii Civic Center
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 323-4818


Motor Vehicle Registration
15-2615 Keaau-Pahoa Road
Pahoa, HI 96778
(808) 965-2721

Mailing Address

Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division
101 Pauahi Street, Suite 5
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-8351

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