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How to Notify the Hawaii DMV of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your Hawaii DMV?

When looking to change your address for your Hawaii DMV, you have two options to pick from:

Keep reading to learn more with our step-by-step guide.

If you are moving within, to or even from Hawaii, you will need to update your address with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). DMV is a state-level government agency that handles everything related to vehicles and licenses. You can update your address in person or by mail. Please note that in Hawaii, you cannot change your address online.

Hawaii DMV requires you to update your address within 30 days of moving. You are required to update your address on your identification card, driver’s license, vehicle registration and vehicle title.

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I’m moving within Hawaii: How to change my address with the Hawaii DMV?

When you’re moving within your state, you are required to change your address with the department of motor vehicles (DMV) as soon as possible. Every state has their own rules and policies. If you’re moving within Hawaii, you are required to update your address in-person or by mail with the DMV within 30 days of your move.

Because updating your address is so crucial, many states have narrowed the process significantly. In order to update your address on your license and on other documents, you should be aware of the steps that are to be followed in your state.

So how can you apply for a Hawaii DMV change of address?


1. In person

You can update your address in person. Following is a step-by-step guide.

Step by step process

  1. Locate your nearest DMV office. Decide if you want to go for a walk-in or schedule an appointment.
  2. Print and fill out the Notice of Change of Address (Form DMVL 505).
  3. Visit the DMV office along with the required documents.
  4. Determine if you want to replace or renew your license.
  5. Pay the fees required for the process. This may include a duplicate driving license fee, an address change fee and a vehicle registration copy fee.
  6. You will receive your documents in your mailbox.

Documents/Information Required:

  1. Proof of signature
    • Hawaii driver’s license, Hawaii ID card (any one from the two)
  1. Proof of residency
    • Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease agreement
    • Bank statement (Dated within 90 days)
  1. Proof of social security number
    • SSN number
  1. Date of birth
  2. Current and previous address

DMV offices


Department of Motor Vehicles

303 E Lipoa St, Kihei, HI


Department of Motor Vehicles

101 Pauahi St Ste 5, Hilo, HI 


Department of Motor Vehicles

15-2615 Keaau Pahoa Rd, Pahoa, HI

Find your local DMV field office


2. By mail

You can also change your address by mail in Hawaii.

Step by step process

  1. Write a letter that comprises of your:
    • Name
    • Previous address
    • Current address
    • Social security number (SSN)
    • Date of birth
    • Signature

Send your letter along with 2 documents as a proof to your new address.

  1. Or. Fill out the Honolulu County Notice of Change of Address Form (Form CS-L(MVR)82)
  2. Mail the letter or the form to the:

Driver’s License Section,
P.O. Box 30340, Honolulu

Note: In Hawaii, you cannot change your address online


I’m moving from another State to Hawaii: How to change my address with the Hawaii DMV?

Driver’s license & vehicle registration when moving to Hawaii (DMV)

Procedure for new driver’s license and vehicle registration in Hawaii

When moving to Hawaii from out of state, you are required by the The Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division (DMV) in Hawaii to get a new driver’s license and register your vehicle in person at a Hawaii DMV office within 30 days of your move. You may be required to pass a vision test. You will be required to pass a road and written test if you do not have your out of state driver’s license on hand or if it is expired. 

Documents & requirements for Hawaii driver license
  • A filled driver’s license application
  • Your unexpired and valid out of state driver’s licence
  • 2 proofs of residency 
  • A passed vision test
  • A clear driving record 


 DMV Change of Address, Hawaii, United States

I’m moving from Hawaii to another State: How to change my address with the Hawaii DMV?

If you’re moving out of Hawaii, you don’t need to notify your DMV. However, you will be required to change your address with the DMV. Whether you’re moving within, to or from Hawaii the process is the same.

Once you move to another state, you will have to apply for a new registration and license within 30 to 60 days (depending upon which state are you moving to)


What are the documents required?

  • Full legal name
  •  Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Social security number (SSN)
  • Email address
  • Old residential address
  • New residential address
  • New mailing address, if different from the residential address
  • Vehicle registration number
  • Signature


Frequently asked questions about DMV change of address

When should I notify the Hawaii DMV of my move?

Be sure that you notify the FLHSMV within 30 days of the move.

Do I need to take a driving test?

If you have an out-of-state driver’s license, you can transfer it to a Hawaii license. 

Will filling out an official U.S. postal service change of address form update my vehicle registration records?

No, filling out an official U.S. postal service change of address form will not update the information on your DMV records. 

After moving to another state, do I need to return the license plates?

You are not required to return your Hawaii license plates after relocating to a new state. 

Can I change my name and address on my driving licence at the same time?

You can only change your name and address simultaneously if you’re applying for a new license or ID. Otherwise, both the processes require separate procedures. 

Why is it important to update my address?

You will face legal issues, miss important driver’s license and vehicle registration renewal notices, miss traffic ticket deadlines, and notices for parking tickets.


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