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Driver Licensing - General Information

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The Driver Licensing Section is under the Department of Finance, Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division. 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. Also see Commercial Driver License Information.

Office Locations & Hours of Operation

Hilo Driver Licensing Office

349 Kapiolani Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (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
Phone: (808) 323-4800
Fax: (808)323-4819
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Waimea Driver Licensing Office

Waimea Center
65-1158 Mamalahoa Hwy, Ste 1-A
Kamuela, HI 96743
Phone: (808) 881-3488
Fax: (808) 887-2064
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Note:  The Waimea Office will be closed from 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Pāhoa Driver Licensing Office

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

Ka‘ū Driver Licensing Office Na‘alehu Police Station

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

Note on Hours

Written Tests are issued from 8:00AM - 3:00PM only. Vehicle Registration for Out of State Transfers and Salvage Vehicles 8:00AM - 3:00PM only. Please anticipate a two to three hour wait. Office hours are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances and may close earlier than the posted hour. We apologize for any inconvenience.


All correspondence should be addressed to: VRL-Driver License, 349 Kapiolani St., Hilo, HI 96720. We are unable to process correspondence in Pahoa, Ka’u, Waimea and Kona.


Study Materials

1The Hawai‘i State Driver’s Manual is also available for purchase at most of the local stores.

2The Motorcycle Manual and Commercial Driver License Manual are available for purchase at the Hilo, Kona and Waimea Driver License Office.

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