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Online Vehicle Registrations Rise

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Both Maui and Honolulu Counties are reminding drivers that they can register their motor vehicles online.  

Last year, 24, 852 Maui drivers renewed their vehicle registrations online, an 8% from the previous year, according to County of Maui Motor Vehicle and Licensing Administrator Lito Vila. Online vehicle registrations on Honolulu increased 11% last year from the year before.

“We want to encourage more people to take advantage of government service options that get them out of lines and allow them to quickly handle tasks involving vehicle registration,” customer services director Sheri Kajiwara said. 

Below is a list of requirements and restrictions for online renewals:

  • An expired vehicle registration cannot be renewed online.
  • The vehicle must have a City and County of Honolulu registration.
  • The renewal notice must show a current mailing address.
  • A current Hawai‘i vehicle safety inspection must be on file.
  • The registration is within 45 days of the expiration date. 

According to the county of Maui website, Maui drivers with trailers or any special instructions listed on their renewal notice cannot renew their registration online. Maui drivers renewing their registration online will be notified of any additional fees before they are asked to confirm their payment.


Residents will also be notified of any collection fees for returned electronic check payments. Such fees include but are not limited to a $30 return check fee. Fees for canceled or rejected credit card transactions will also be charged. Maui residents can renew their registrations the County of Maui website.


Vehicle registration renewals for Honolulu drivers can also be completed on the Honolulu County website. The webpage offers instructions for renewals. Major credit/debit cards are accepted and no card fees will be charged.

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