About Changing Your Address on Your Hawaii Registration
You must perform a Hawaii DMV change of address within 30 days of moving from one part of the state to another. By law, you must notify your local DMV agency whenever your address changes and no longer matches the information on your original registration application.
If you fail to change car registration address information in a timely manner, you may not receive your annual registration renewal application from your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You may also miss out on other important correspondence pertaining to your license plates.
While the specific process of changing your address with the DMV varies depending on the county where you live, you can typically submit your request in person or by mail. After changing your address with your county DMV, you may choose to purchase a replacement registration card that displays your new address.
To learn more about performing an address change on car registration credentials, review the information below.
What do I need to change my car registration address in Hawaii?
Before performing an address change on registration credentials, you must change your address with the United States Postal Service (USPS). To do so, you may visit your local post office branch, or you may submit your request online for a small fee.
After changing your address with the USPS, you must update the information on your vehicle registration records. While the application process varies by county, you will typically need to provide your local DMV office with the following:
- A completed DMV change of address form
- Your new and former mailing addresses
- The registered vehicle’s identification number (VIN)
You may also need to provide certain other documents and information depending on your circumstances (learn more here).
After changing your car registration address in Hawaii, your county’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will update the address on your vehicle registration records. You must update the information on your state-issued driver’s license in a separate transaction.
Performing an Address Change on Registration in Hawaii
After completing an official DMV address change form, you must submit your request to a local office of the Department of Motor Vehicles. You cannot perform your change of address online in HI, as the state requires you to submit your request in person or by mail.
To submit your request in person, visit a DMV office in the county where you live. During your visit, submit your completed application and payment for the replacement registration card, if you wish to purchase a duplicate credential.
To submit your request by mail, forward your completed application to the address on your official form.