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Hawaii DMV Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the Hawaii DMV.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles. The official website for the Hawaii DMV is:

Online Services at the Hawaii DMV

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The Hawaii DMV offers the following services online:

  • Renew car registration.
  • Request vehicle permits.
  • Order driving records.

Visit to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

Hawaii Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

Hawaii DMV Practice Tests

Hawaii DMV Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free Hawaii DMV Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in Hawaii

Driver’s Education in Hawaii

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

Hawaii Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in Hawaii? has you covered!

Hawaii Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

Hawaii Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

Hawaii Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

Hawaii Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

Hawaii License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a Hawaii driver’s license?

You’ll need to submit proof of your age and name, your Social Security Number, and your Hawaii address.

How do I renew my driver’s license in Hawaii?

You can renew in person at your local office or by mail.

How long do I have to renew my Hawaii driver’s license after it expires?

You have until 1 year after your expiration date to renew your license without having to pay additional fees and retaking the tests. Do not drive with an expired license.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to Hawaii?

Yes, you’ll need to do so when you establish residency in Hawaii.

When will I receive my Hawaii driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

You should receive your new license in about 10 business days.

Can I get a copy of my Hawaii registration online?

No, you’ll need to request this in person or by mail.

How do I renew my car registration in Hawaii?

You can renew your registration online, in person, or by mail.

Can I renew my car registration online in Hawaii?

Yes, you can do so through your county’s online portal.

What happens if my Hawaii car registration is expired?

You may be charged late fees if you renew your registration after it expires.

When will I receive my Hawaii car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

You should receive your new documents in a few weeks.

How much of my Hawaii car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to Hawaii?

Yes, you’ll need to do so with 30 days.

Hawaii DMV Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the Hawaii office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the Hawaii DMV, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

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