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State ID Program to Now be Administered by Counties

December 24, 2012, 7:59 AM HST
* Updated December 24, 10:24 AM
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Hawaii sample ID. File image courtesy State of Hawaii.

By Wendy Osher

Starting next week Thursday, Jan. 2, 2013, the state Identification Program will transfer from the responsibility of the Department of the Attorney General to the Department of Transportation, and will be administered through individual counties.

Anyone applying for an original or renewal of their Hawaii State Identification Card must present documentary proof of legal name, date of birth, social security number, legal presence and proof of principal residence address in the US.

This can be done in person at the following Maui County locations:

  • Kahului – 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave. Suite A-17 (Maui Mall Shopping Center)
  • Kihei – 303 East Lipoa Street
  • Lahaina – 900 Front Street Unit I-17
  • Pukalani – 91 Pukalani Street (Hannibal Tavares Community Center)
  • Hana – Hana Hwy and Uakea Road (County Public Works Office)
  • Lanai – 309 Seventh Street #101
  • Molokai – 100 Ailoa Street (Mitchell Pauole Center)

Beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 2, the DOT and all county driver license offices will implement Act 310, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, which affects the issuance of Hawaii State Identification Cards statewide.


Other locations across the state offering State ID services include the following:



City and County of Honolulu:

  • Kalihi-Kapalama – 1199 Dillingham Blvd – Driver Licensing A-101
  • Wahiawa – 330 North Cane Street
  • Waianae – 85-670 Farrington Hwy.
  • Kapolei – 1000 Ulu`ohi`a Street
  • Koolau – 47-388 Hui Iwa Street, Suite 19

Hawaii County

  • Hilo – 349 Kapiolani Street
  • Kona – 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy (West Hawaii Civic Center) Kauai County
  • Lihue – 4444 Rice Street, Suite A-480

State officials say documentary proof requirements affect everyone that applies for a state-issued ID card, including US citizens and foreign-born applicants. The documentary proof also applies to anyone who has just moved to Hawaii from another state or country, and anyone renewing their Hawaii State Identification Card.

For more information and list of acceptable documents please visit the Hawaii DOT website at

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