Transferring Ownership for
If your vehicle was previously registered in another person’s name,
you must record the ownership transfer in Hawaii and obtain Hawaii license plates. To accomplish this transfer-registration, you
Complete and sign an Application for
Registration, Form DF-L(MVR) 1. If the
vehicle is to be registered in two names, both parties must sign.
Submit the last issued Certificate of
Registration that was issued out-of-state.
Submit the out-of-state Certificate of
Ownership/Title signed by the seller. If
the Certificate of Ownership/Title is not signed, a notarized bill of sale must
accompany the Certificate of Ownership/Title.
If a lien holder appears on the Certificate of Ownership/Title, a lien
satisfaction letter or the original canceled contract stamped “PAID IN FULL”
must accompany the Certificate of Ownership/Title to remove the lien
Submit a bill of lading (shipping receipt)
showing the vehicle’s date of entry in Lihue.
This is not required if the vehicle has a current Out-of-State Vehicle
permit on its back bumper.
Submit a current Hawaii Vehicle Inspection
Submit a G-27 form filed with the State
Dept. of Taxation if your vehicle’s year model is the current year model,
previous year model or subsequent year model.
If you are a non-resident active duty
military service member, submit a properly completed Non-Resident Certificate,
Form DF-L(MVR) 50, for each vehicle being registered. Form DF-L(MVR) 50 is available from your
military personnel office or your military unit.
Registration personnel will determine the required fee. If the weight of the vehicle as established
by the manufacturer is not available to registering personnel, you may be
required to have the vehicle weighed at a State-certified scale.
brief, when transferring ownership of an out-of-state registered vehicle, you
and sign Form DF-L(MVR) 1.
a current out-of-state registration certificate.
a properly completed Certificate of
a bill of lading or out-of-state Vehicle Permit.
a G-27 form if applicable.
a current Hawaii Vehicle Inspection Certificate.
a vehicle weight slip from a State-certified scale, if
payment of fees.
Transfer of Ownership upon Death of
If the vehicle is jointly owned,
the survivor may transfer ownership to his or her name
Section A of the Certificate of Title or lines No. 1 and 2 on the Certificate of
Completing and signing the appropriate lines on the reverse side of
the Certificate of Title/Ownership as the new registered and legal
Submitting the properly completed and endorsed Certificate of
Title/Ownership to registration personnel or mail to the Treasury Division,
Motor Vehicle Registration, 4444
Rice St., Ste 466, Lihue, Hawaii 96766-1340, with the current
Certificate of Registration.
Submitting a copy of the deceased’s death certificate, obtainable
from the State Department of Health, 3040 Umi St., Lihue,
Submitting a current Hawaii Vehicle Inspection
If the vehicle is registered only
in the name of the deceased, detailed legal requirements must be met. For assistance, call the vehicle registration
personnel at 241-4256.