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Cost of State ID on Maui Doubles, May 1

April 15, 2014, 1:49 PM HST
* Updated April 17, 12:57 PM
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Image courtesy County of Maui.

Image courtesy County of Maui.

By Maui Now Staff

The cost of obtaining a state identification card will increase to $40 in Maui County (which comes out to $5 per year) when new regulations go into effect on May 1, 2014, according to a press release announcement issued by the state Department of Transportation.

The new fee doubles the cost of obtaining a state identification card on Maui. According to information posted on the Maui County website, the current cost of initial and renewal state IDs is $20 for applicants 64 and younger, or $15 for applicants 65 and older.

The same fee increase to $40 plus a $5 per year fee goes into effect in Honolulu and Hawaiʻi counties, with a smaller increase slated for Kauaʻi where an ID will cost $32 plus a $4 fee per year, beginning on May 1. Newly issued state IDs are good for a period of eight years.

Duplicate IDs will also be available for $6 in Maui, Honolulu and Hawaiʻi Counties, and for $7 in Kauaʻi County.


Transportation officials also announced a planned change in the documents required to obtain a driver license.

Image courtesy County of Maui.

Image courtesy County of Maui.


Beginning May 1, 2014, driver license applicants will be required to present two forms of “proof of principal residence in Hawaiʻi,” which is defined as the location where a person currently resides on either a permanent or temporary basis.

Officials say any two of the following documents (original or copy) with the applicant as the addressee and stating the applicant’s principal residence will be acceptable proof:

  1. A current valid Hawaiʻi driver’s license;
  2. Vehicle registration or title;
  3. A current voter registration card or other mail addressed to the applicant from a government or medical entity that is not more than two months old;
  4. Utility bill that is not more than two months old with applicant’s name and address;
  5. Checking or savings account statement not more than two months old;
  6. Payroll check or check stub issued by an employer within two months of the application date;
  7. Current mortgage account or proof of home ownership;
  8. Residential rental or time share contract for six months or more;
  9. US income tax return, W-2 form or 1099 SSA benefits form from the previous year;
  10. Hawaiʻi income tax return from the previous year or W-2 form;
  11. Receipt for personal property taxes paid to a county within the State of Hawaiʻi within the last year;
  12. Medical card issued by a health insurance agency with principal residence address printed on it;
  13. Documentation dated not more than ninety days prior to making application that the individual is receiving State of Hawaiʻi public assistance;
  14. Current property tax assessment bill or statement;
  15. A stamped department of taxation form A-6, application for tax clearance that is not more than six months old;
  16. Homeless applicants may use the address of their current shelter agency, or if not staying in a shelter, may use the general delivery of the post office nearest where they spend most of their time;
  17. Applicants documenting enrollment in a State or Federal address confidentiality program which allows an applicant to obtain and use alternative addresses may use an alternative address on the card but must provide the applicant’s permanent address for file purposes;
  18. PO Box numbers are not acceptable to indicate principal residence address unless a number and street name have not been assigned for US mail delivery. An address convention used by the US Postal Service is acceptable;
  19. Affidavit indicating that the applicant currently resides with the affiant, provided the affiant’s address can be verified and the affidavit is notarized within two months of the application date; or
  20. Other documents the examiner of drivers accepts as proof of principal residence in the State of Hawaiʻi.
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