It’s because Hawaii is one of 13 states that collects an annual vehicle registration tax based on weight. So the 2,244-pound difference between the Porsche and the Ford means the truck owner will pay roughly $120 more in fees each year.
As a new resident of Hawaii , to complete your registration you must provide the following: Complete an application for registration of motor vehicle . Recent out-of-state certificate of vehicle registration . Out-of-state title. Bill of landing or shipping receipt. Certificate of safety inspection.
You must renew your motor vehicle registration by the exact date on your renewal notice. Failure to register vehicles by the expiration date will result in a $16 late penalty ($8 county late fee + $8 state penalty ) for passenger vehicles .
Hawaii Safety Inspection Certificate. Valid drivers license (an out-of-state license is OK, as long as it hasn’t expired) Check or cash to pay registration and license plates fees (get an estimate of the cost)
Almost everything in Hawaii is more expensive , but not new cars . After all it weighs more than that sixer of beer, and takes up much more room on a cargo ship. A dealer and its customers who are located 700 miles from a car factory shouldn’t have to pay more for a vehicle than the dealer who is just 70 miles away.
One of the reasons people leave their cars abandoned in Hawaii is that they figure it is too difficult to ship them to the mainland and nothing could be further from the truth. Car shipping is actually an easy process that will help make the rest of your move even easier.
You may also renew your vehicle registration : Online provided that your City and County of Honolulu address is correct and no supplemental forms are required (safety inspection certificate, location certificate, CS-L (MVR) 50 or 50A, etc).
To complete the transfer , the properly endorsed certificate of title , the current certificate of registration, and current safety inspection certificate must be submitted within 30 days to the motor vehicle registration office. A transfer fee of $5.00 will be assessed.
The out-of-state plates will be valid until their expiration date or for 12 months, whichever occurs first. You may also obtain Hawaii license plates under the above conditions instead of an out of state permit. If your vehicle is going to remain in the state this might be an easier alternative for you.
Renewal in person Go to the local county office. Present your renewal notice. Have proof of insurance with you. Show them your safety inspection certificate . Pay your fees.
The cost is $25.00 upon initial application and is not prorated. After the special plates are issued, a $25.00 annual charge will be added to your registration fees upon each renewal of the vehicle registration . The plates are valid until the design of the license plates is changed.
The regular price for a Hawaii State Safety Check is $25.00 .
While many of these tips can serve you well year round, summertime has proven to be especially hard on vehicles in Hawaii , especially combined with the natural elements of sand and salty air. We wish you a safe and smooth summer filled with endless sunny days for you and lots of shady parking spots for your car .
Yes. The landed value of a new or used vehicle purchased out-of-state and imported into Hawaii is subject to use tax at the rate of 4% (4.5% if applicable to the county surcharge). The sales or use tax you paid to another state for your vehicle purchase may be claimed as a credit against your Hawaii use tax .
Both owners must sign to register the vehicle in two names. Submit the last issued Certificate of Registration. Submit the properly signed and completed certificate of title from another state or Hawaii county. A notarized bill of sale must be provided if the certificate of title is not released by the recorded owner.