Identification Credentials, Safety Checks, and Vehicle Registration Get Renewal Waivers

Driver’s licenses, instruction permits, and State Identification cards that expire between March 15 and May 31, 2020, are being granted a 90-day waiver. All State-issued credentials expiring during this date range will be considered valid for an additional 90-days from the end of Governor Ige’s 6th supplementary emergency proclamation on May 31, 2020. This extension is to provide enough time for people to obtain or renew credentials once face-to-face government services are reopened. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders with a CDL that expired between March 16, 2020 thru May 31, 2020, are allowed an extension of up to 90-days but the 90 days cannot go past June 30, 2020.

Safety check certificates and stickers expiring on or before May 31, 2020, will remain valid until August 31, 2020. All other safety checks that expire in 2020 will be valid for an additional 3 months after the 2020 expiration date. HDOT is extending the safety check waiver to minimize unnecessary face-to-face interactions and to provide enough time for PMVI stations, counties, and people to conduct and process safety checks once the stay-at-home order ends.

Motor vehicle registration fees and any applicable penalty fees for late registration have not changed. These funds are necessary to meet the local share of upcoming stimulus projects for road construction and maintenance. You can do renewals for registration by mail, online, or through available kiosks. For more information:  https://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2020/04/30/hdot-covid-19-update-identification-credentials-safety-checks-and-vehicle-registrations/

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