Registration records of all vehicles in Hawaii must be updated annually.
Annual fees are based on the vehicle weight and usage. They are
computed by the Treasury Division, Motor Vehicle Section.
The 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
A 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.
Make checks payable to Director of Finance. Proof of Hawaii
motor vehicle insurance is required to obtain a vehicle inspection, and the
vehicle inspection sticker and certificate are 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, for each registration, renewal or
transfer or transaction.
*Form DF-L(MVR) 50 is available from your military personnel office or your