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Replacing Plates or Emblem

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If your license plate or emblem is lost, mutilated or stolen, you must obtain a replacement.

To obtain a replacement, you must:

  • Complete and sign an Application for Replacement Plate or Emblem form.
  • Submit your current certificate of registration.
  • If your license plates have been mutilated or defaced, you must surrender both your front and back plates.
  • If only one plate has been lost or stolen, you must bring in your one remaining plate.

Hawaii Certificate of Safety Check Inspection must be valid to complete the above transactions.

If you are within 45 days of vehicle registration renewal, you must renew your vehicle registration before a replacement plate will be issued.

The fee to replace both the license plates and emblem is $5.50.

The fee to replace only an emblem is 50 cents.