Legal owners may dispose of vehicles free of charge by completing a Junking Affidavit downloadable here or available at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Owners must surrender license plates and the certificate of title, along with the Junking Affidavit form at the DMV office. For more information on junking your vehicle through the DMV, please click HERE.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, an appointment must be made with the DMV. An appointment can be scheduled by visiting: https://www.kauai.gov/DMV
Residents using the Waiver form must provide a photograph of the front and side of the vehicle and a copy of their ID, please see Instructions for Waiver, Release, and Indemnity Agreement form.
A Waiver, Release, and Indemnity Agreement form is accepted if a Junking Affidavit cannot be obtained.
Once license plates and titles are surrendered vehicles must be transported or towed to Puhi Metals Facility for recycling. Puhi Metals Facility is located at 3951 Puhi Road and is open Monday - Saturday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm; phone: (808) 245-6919. Puhi Metals will require a copy of the Junking Affidavit or Waiver, Release, and Indemnity form in order to accept the vehicle for recycling.
Starting Monday, August 2 anyone using a waiver form will be charged a fee of $60.
Residents must come in person before or at the same time a vehicle is brought in if they are using the waiver form to verify signature, and they must provide a photo of the front and side of the vehicle to junk. The waiver form must be completely filled out including the VIN. A fee of $10 fee may be assessed if Puhi Metals must photograph the vehicle and a $5 fee if Puhi Metals prints the waiver form for the customer.
Tow Truck Operators:
For towing of abandoned vehicles from commercial properties, operators will be assessed an administrative fee for utilizing the waiver form. It is up to the tow truck operator to pass this fee on to their commercial customers.
The County cannot tow abandoned and derelict vehicles from PRIVATE PROPERTY.
If a vehicle is abandoned on private property it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove such vehicles (HRS, Ch. 290-11)