An OUT OF STATE PERMIT(PDF, 79KB) allows a vehicle to be operated within Kauai County until the Out-of-State Registration expires or for a maximum of one year from date of arrival. Remember, the vehicle’s registration must be valid at time of the vehicle’s arrival into Kauai County.
You will be required to obtain a County of Kauai Certificate of Registration when your Out-of-State vehicle permit expires. If you are planning on operating your vehicle within the County of Kauai after the expiration of your Out-of-State vehicle permit, notify our Customer Service Representatives at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Customer Service Representative will explain the option and benefit of obtaining a County of Kauai Certificate of Registration instead of an Out-of-State vehicle permit.
To obtain an Out-of-State Vehicle Permit:
You may then take your vehicle back to your safety inspection station to obtain your vehicle’s Safety Inspection Certificate. Please present your Out-of-State Vehicle Permit and temporary safety inspection certificate. Your safety inspection station will affix the safety decals on the vehicle.
The following Requirements List(PDF, 175KB) is required to switch your out-of-state registration and license plates to a County of Kauai registration and Hawaii license plates:
The required fees will be determined by our Customer Service Representative at the time of registration.