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.
You must have a current and valid Hawai'i Certificate of Safety Inspection to obtain a replacement license plate or emblem.
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.