Standard Passenger License Plates in Hawaii Counties

In fact, the Standard Passenger License plates in Hawaii follow specific requirements and guidelines and differ in each region. Some of them are general for all of them such as the inspection certificate, proof of identity, etc.
Below you can find detailed information for each of the regions. You can as well follow our FAQ page in case you have any questions.

Passenger plates in Honolulu

Whenever you buy a new transport in Honolulu, you ought to have it registered. Generally, dealers do it for you when you buy an automobile. But if they don’t offer that service you should do it by yourself. All you need to do is visit the local Office of Motor Vehicles and submit the below-mentioned documents:
  • Application form
  • CS-L 1 (FYI it must be only submitted when it’s signed by the owner, the dealer (licensed by the state/region), and the buyer
  • The proof of inspection
  • The non-residents should also provide the papers of Non-residency as well as CS-L 50 (for military workers)

What concerns charges, they are based on the transportation means type and due date. Thus, they mainly differ.
If you ever lose or someone has stolen your permit, you may just apply to the DMV. The replacement is free. The applicant should only submit the ID.
To renew your permit you should apply to the local DOT office. You may visit the local kiosk and sign a request. No need to wait as the kiosk workers will print them out immediately. The renewal process may also be done online by visiting the County’s website or just by mailing the required documents.
For out-of-state permits, it’s better to complete the transfer application and receive a permit from HONO DMV. Required papers are out-of-state certificate, Bill of lading, CS-27.
In case you want to check the letter-digit combination, you may use the Honolulu license plate lookup services.
You can find the DMV by the following address:
Ala Moana Satellite City Hall Honolulu, Hawaii Address 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. #1286 Honolulu, HI 96814

Passenger plates in Hawaii (county)

Generally, you should have your vehicle registered in the region where you live. To list your transport you have to get:
  • a safety inspection
  • submit the title and a registration blank form
  • pay required fees

If you are relocating to HI, you need to register your car within 30 days of your arrival.
All you need to do is go to the nearest department and fill in a request. If you do not have a shipping receipt or bill of lading, you may fill out a form of CS-L(MVR) 199.
In Hawaii, prices are determined by your region of residence, weight, taxes, and other regions/state payments. To find out how much you will owe, contact your nearest department. Generally, the standard is up to $50.
After listing your automobile, you can get a Hawaii passenger plate. It must contain up to 6 characters including digits and letters. Proceed with the application at the nearest DOT.
The state doesn’t have a central DMV office. You can visit the nearest one. For more details contact the driver licensing department by the below-mentioned email: HAWAII LICENSE PLATE SEARCH [email protected]

Passenger plates in Kauai

In Idaho, you proceed with the application process in person at your local center. Collect your title, proof of identity, insurance, and cheques.
If you have recently got the Kauai resident status, you must register your car within 90 days. But don’t forget to title it at first.
The registration process has to be in-person at any DOT office. The required documents include the insurance proof of identity and cheques of payments.
Generally, it’s up to you to decide whether to submit the listing for one or two years. The difference is only for cost. The fee is paid every year and is based on the weight and the type of the automobile or motorcycle.
Kauai DOT addresses are as follows:
DLD County of Kauai Department of Finance Driver License Division 4444 Rice St., Ste A480 Lihue, HI 96766
Registration for motor vehicles County of Kauai Treasury Division (MVR) 4444 Rice Street Ste A480 Lihue, HI 96766

Passenger plates in Maui

Maui standard plates undergo the same processes as the other states. That is to get the number tag you must have your transport listed and inspected as well as make all the payments.
The fees are determined mainly based on the automobile type. Generally, the standard one costs up to $50.
In Maui, you must have a number card with a sticker indicating how long it is valid. The standard one in Maui depicts a rainbow with a white background and black lettering.
To renew the number card as well as registration you should provide your proof of identity, inspection certificate, and cheques. The renewal date is the last day of the month.
To apply for the number tag renewal or replacement you should visit the nearest department, apply online or mail them the required papers. The mailing address for Maui is
110 Alaihi Street. Suite 101 Kahului, HI 96732