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Anti-Fraud Technology Used in Vehicle Registration Stickers

May 17, 2011, 5:15 PM HST
* Updated May 18, 5:47 AM
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By Wendy Osher

New Anti-Fraud Technology Used in Vehicle Registration Stickers

File Graphic, by Wendy Osher.

A new technology utilized in Maui’s vehicle registration will make it harder for criminals to use stolen stickers.  The Print-on-Demand technology features a new emblem that reflects the actual license plate number of the vehicle.

County authorities say the new technology will help to minimize fraudulently taken emblems and provide an efficient tool for law enforcement to quickly identify whether or not the emblem belongs to a vehicle.

The County of Maui, Division of Motor Vehicle and Licensing began issuing the POD registration to walk-in customers.

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“The new printing process has been very well received by our walk-in customers and our staff loves it as it has streamlined their processing” said DMVL Administrator, Lito Vila.

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Cost Saving Measure Means Renewal Notices instead of Application Forms

In a cost saving move, all counties in the state will be sending out renewal notices instead of renewal application forms.  The layout will be in a different format, but will still contain all of the renewal information that currently exists on the application form.  County officials say the transition will result in an annual savings of $12,000 for the County of Maui.

Owners whose vehicle registrations expire on June 30, 2011, will be receiving the new renewal notice the week of May 15th.  Renewal notices for subsequent months will be mailed approximately 45 days prior to the registration expiration date.

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Vehicle owners may continue to renew by mail, in person, or online at www.mauicounty.gov/mvrrenewal.

Owners renewing their registration by mail are reminded to include the top portion of the new renewal notice, any additional forms noted on the renewal sheet, along with the indicated fee, at least ten working days prior to the due date.

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