Safety Checks

Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection Office Location & Office Hours

The County of Kauai Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection Office is located at the County of Kauai Civic Center, 4444 Rice St., A-480, Lihue. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Contact us at or 808-241-4197 to schedule an appointment for the following:

Inspection stations are allowed to collect fees in full prior to inspection. Cost per vehicle inspection (GVWR 10,000 lbs. and under):

  • Car & light trucks $25.00 + tax
  • Motorcycles $17.00 + tax
  • Trailers $17.00 + tax
  • Duplicate inspections $6.34 + tax

Failed vehicle inspections are valid for thirty (30) days to correct defects. Return to issuing station within thirty (30) days for re-inspection of corrected defects at no additional charge. Failed Vehicle Inspection Receipt Not Valid for Operating on Public Roadways.

To locate a certified public inspection station on Kauai:

For vehicles GVWR 10,001 lbs. and over please go to State of Hawaii, HDOT, MVSO site HIdot/motor-vehicle-safety-office