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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.

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.

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