Ask the Mayor: Renewing Driverʻs License

November 10, 2019, 12:02 PM HST · Updated November 10, 10:36 AM
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Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

Q: How much does it cost to renew my Hawaii Driver’s License and is it a flat rate? I am over the age of 70 and I have to renew my license every two years. Yes, there is an argument that a renewal every two years is a good idea for senior drivers, but it places a financial burden on fixed-income older drivers who have to renew more frequently. Thank you in advance for your response.

A: Thank you for reaching out to me and I understand your concerns. The Driver License Fees, which are set by the Budget Ordinance, are currently $10 per year. This means that the cost of a one-year license is $10, a two-year license is $20, an eight-year license is $80, etc.

In 2010, the County of Maui transitioned from a flat-rate price to a per-year fee so it would make costs fair across the board. This way, seniors wouldn’t be penalized for having to renew every two years.

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If you’d like to see these fees changed, I encourage you to reach out to your Council Member and provide testimony/comments during the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Session.

For more information on Hawaii Driver’s Licenses, please call our Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing at 270-7363 or click here.

Want to Ask the Mayor? Submit your Maui County related questions to Mayor Michael Victorino by emailing [email protected], by phone at 270-7855, or by mail at 200 S. High St., ninth floor, Wailuku 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column; to request a personal response to a concern, email [email protected]

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