Hawaii – Navy Community
Registering Your Vehicle In Hawaii
All automobiles used on the highway must be registered with the state of Hawaii within 10 days of arrival. If you are not a legal resident of Hawaii, you may keep your original vehicle license plates, but you must register your car to get a Hawaii vehicle permit sticker. To complete vehicle registration, you are required to have proof of ownership or certificate of registration; shipping documents; and Hawaii no-fault insurance coverage. Additionally, Hawaii requires an annual safety inspection for all vehicles; valid identification card; and Non-Resident Certificate Form DSL50 (to be signed by your commanding officer verifying your home of record as reflected in your service record).
For more information on vehicle registration, visit the Department of Customer Services at www.honolulu.gov/csd.