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Office Locations & Hours of Operation


Motor Vehicle Registration
101 Pauahi Street, Suite 5
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 961-8351
Fax: (808) 961-8330
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00AM - 4:00PM


Vehicle Registration & Licensing West Hawaii Civic Center
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Bldg C
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808) 323-4818
Fax: (808) 327-4410
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00AM - 4:00PM


Vehicle Registration & Licensing
15-2615 Keaau-Pahoa Road
Pahoa, HI 96778
Phone: (808) 965-2721
Fax: (808) 965-2724
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00AM - 3:30PM


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

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

Mailing Address

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

All offices will be closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.

Special Hours

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 posted hour. We apologize for any inconvenience.


All correspondence should be addressed to VRL-MVR, 101 Pauahi St., Suite 5, Hilo, HI 96720. We are unable to process mail at our Pahoa and Waimea VRL offices.


DMV Now Kiosks

DMV Now is a freestanding kiosk that uses touchscreen technology to guide you through your vehicle registration renewal.

Beat the lines and renew your vehicle registration at one of our Kiosk locations:   

  • Hilo Safeway Store - 381 E Maka’ala St, Hilo, Hawaii
  • Kona Safeway Store - 75-1027 Henry St, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Waimea VRL Office - 65-1158 Mamalahoa Hwy., Suite 1-A, Kamuela, Hawaii
  • Waimea - Foodland Parker Ranch Center - 67-1185 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela, Hawaii

Or, visit for statewide locations.

DMV Now Customer Care: If you require assistance with a DMV Now Kiosk or registration renewal, contact the Customer Care Center at 1-866-955-5258 available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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