Firearms Registration

Aloha, Welcome to the Firearms Registration Webpage!

Due to public health concerns, all firearms transactions shall be made by appointment only.  

In order to better serve our community we have made the firearms registrations forms available online for completion so they can be printed and brought to the Firearms Section for verification.  This process will help expedite the application process.  To schedule your appointment after completing and printing the required forms please call our firearms section at 808-241-1929.  For general questions, please call 808-241-1929.

APPLICATION FOR A FIREARM PERMIT

Forms available online must be completed and brought to the firearms section through appointment only.  You must be 21 years or older to purchase a firearm.  You must complete the online forms prior to your scheduled appointment.   

  • Valid Photo Identification
  • Permit to Acquire Application (printed through the online application) 
    • You will need the Make, Model, Caliber, Type/Revolver/Semiautomatic etc, Barrel Length, and Serial Number (Handguns Only)
  • Mental Health Waiver (printed through the online application)
  • Name Address, and Telephone number of Seller
  • Background check Fee (All permit applications, firearm registration, out of state applicants, and law enforcement officers with personal firearms will be assessed a $43.25 one time fee.  Only Cashiers Check or Money Order Accepted.  Make payable to Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center.  NO CASH ACCEPTED.  
  • Background Check (Background check includes, but is not limited to, warrant checks, local and national arrest history, local and national criminal history, local and national criminal convictions, any pending cases and TRO's.)
  • Original Hunters Education card or an original Handgun Safety Training Course Affidavit. (Handguns Only)
  • Original documentation of proof of U.S. Citizenship if born outside the United States.  (U.S. Passport, Naturalization Certificate, born Abroad Birth Certificate).  

Please note, there is a 14 day waiting period on all permits.  After the 14-day waiting period the permit will be valid for only 6 calendar days.  Permits not picked up by the 6th day will be voided.  Applicants will need to reapply and go through another 14-day waiting period, so please plan accordingly.  

Reference:  HRS 134-0002:  Permit to Acquire 

FIREARMS REGISTRATION

You must be 21 years or older to register a firearm.  For in state registration, take your firearm in person to the KPD Headquarters Firearms Section no later than 5 calendar days from a purchase or acquisition for registration.  All registrations are by appointment only.  Please contact 808-241-1929 to schedule your appointment.  

You will need the following when you register your firearm:

  • Valid Photo Identification
  • Your original firearms permit
  • Name, address, phone number of seller, in state registration only
  • The firearm for inspection (In a gun case, unloaded)
  • If you were born outside the United States, bring proof of citizenship such as an Original US Passport, Original Naturalization Certificate, Original Born Abroad Certificate, or if you are in the military your Enlisted (ERB) or Officer (ORB) Record Brief will suffice only if the document states you are a United States Citizen.  

Out-of-State Registrants need to take firearms(s), in person, to the Kauai Police Department Headquarters Firearms Section no later than 5 calendar days from arrival.  All registrations are by appointment only.  Please contact 808-241-1929 to schedule your appointment.  There is no 14-day waiting period for Out-of-State Registrations.  You need the following when you register your firearm:  

  • Background fee $43.25.  Only Cashiers Check or Money Order Accepted.  Make payable to Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center.  NO CASH ACCEPTED.  
  • Valid Photo Identification
  • The firearm for inspection (In a gun case, unloaded)
  • If you were born outside the United States, bring proof of citizenship such as an Original US Passport, Original Naturalization Certificate, Original Born Abroad Certificate, or if you are in the military yhour Enlisted (ERB) or Officer (ORB) Record Brief will suffice only if the document states you are a United States Citizen.  

The following forms are available on this website and maybe filled in prior to coming to the Firearms Section.

Married couples who would like to have their firearms jointly registered in both names need to also bring the Original Marriage Certificate. 

Reference:  HRS 134-0003 Registration, mandatory exceptions