Registration records of all vehicles/motorcycles/trailers in Hawaii must be updated annually.
Annual fees are defined by HRS 249 and are based on the vehicle weight and usage. They are computed by the Treasury Division, Motor Vehicle Section.
Deadline for registering vehicles is the last working day of the expiration month of the current registration. However, if the registration expiration date occurs on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the delinquent renewal penalty fee will not be charged until after the next working day. (HRS 249)
Penalty will be assessed if fees are not paid on or before the expiration date. The penalty shall be 20% of the County Weight Tax and 20% of the State Weight Tax. (HRS 249)
Paying by mail or in person, the following payment types are accepted:
- Proof of Hawaii motor vehicle insurance is required to obtain a Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection (PMVI)
- Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection (PMVI) sticker and certificate is necessary to operate a vehicle on all Hawaii roads and for all vehicle ownership-registration transactions.
Non-resident active duty military personnel must submit a properly completed Non-Resident Certificate, Form DF-L(MVR) 50 and safety inspection for each registration, renewal or transfer transaction.
*Form DF-L(MVR) 50 is available from your military personnel office or your military unit.
Mopeds: $27.50 flat registration fee and safety check with your renewal notice or current registration