Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division re-opens Waimea Office

Written by on August 26, 2020

The Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division announces the re-opening of the Waimea Office beginning, Tuesday,  August 25, 2020, for limited services from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.   

Walk ins are welcomed but will be subject to daily limits based on the availability of staffing and the estimated transaction processing time.  Use the online scheduler to make an appointment. 

Face coverings must be worn and customers must adhere to the recommended 6 foot social distancing.  Only customers receiving services will be allowed inside the lobby.  Please check in with the Customer Service Representative at the door. Please limit your transaction to one per appointment.  The Waimea office does not process Commercial Driver License.

In anticipation of higher demand upon the initial reopening, the Vehicle Registration & Licensing offices will be limiting transactions to the following:

  • Renewals of driverʻs licenses and State IDs that are either expired or will be expiring within 30 days.
  • Permits (new and renewal) and state identification (new and renewal);
  • Out of State driver’s license that are expired or will be expiring within 30 days.
  • Replacement of lost driverʻs license, permit, or state identification.

Due to health and safety concerns a modified skills test has temporarily replaced the in-vehicle road tests for Class 3 driver’s license.   For further information click on road test appointments.

Due to the high volume of calls and emails we are receiving in office, we ask that you allow 48 to 72 hours for a response. 

During this emergency period, driver’s license, permits and state identification which expired or will be expiring from March 16 through August 31, 2020 have been extended till September 30, 2020.

 If you are unable to make an appointment, you may walk in to any of our offices (Hilo, Kona, Pahoa, Waimea) to renew your license.  Walk ins are limited.  The Ka’u Driver’s license office does not accept walk ins.

The REAL ID enforcement deadline of October 1, 2020 has been extended.  The new REAL ID enforcement deadline is October 1, 2021.  At this time, travelers are able to use their current REAL ID compliant credential with no gold star to travel after October 1, 2020.

If you wish you may renew your license by mail.  To be eligible to renew your driver’s license by mail, you must possess a current Hawai’i driver’s license issued on or after May 1, 2014 and all required documents and legal presence has been met.

If you wish, you may renew your State ID by mail.  To be eligible to renew your state identification by mail, you must be at least 80 years of age or older, possess a current state identification card issued on or after May 1, 2014, and all required documents and legal presence has been met.  

Via: County Of Hawaii

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