Appointments in Hawaii
The county that you live in will determine what appointments will be available at the Hawaii Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If applying for a commercial driver's license (CDL), please see below.
If you reside in Hawaii County you will be able to schedule an appointment for a road test at the Waimea, Kona and Ka'u offices. Call your nearest DMV office for available times. Road tests are first-come, first-serve at the Hilo and Pahoa offices.
You may schedule appointments for road tests if you live in the County of Maui. Most offices offer appointments on a first-call, first-serve basis. Have your permit number handy when calling to schedule your appointment.
Appointments may be made one work day in advance at the following offices:
- Kahului Service center
- Kihei satellite office
- Lahaina satellite office
- Pukalani satellite office
Call (808) 270-8080 to schedule an appointment and (808) 270-7363 to cancel. Calls may be made Monday through Friday, except holidays, after 7:45 a.m.
To reduce time spent at the DMV office, you may want to check current wait times and plan your visit accordingly.
The City and County of Honolulu has an appointment system that allows you to schedule your road test appointment online. Your test may be scheduled at any one of the five driver's license offices on Oahu.
To schedule an appointment for a road test, contact the DMV office at (808) 241-4256 or go to the office located at 4444 Rice Street, Suite A480, Lihue, Kauai, weekdays (except holidays) from 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
To schedule an appointment for a CDL road test, contact your local CDL testing location.
Not all tasks require an in-person visit to the HI DMV and local motor vehicle and licensing (MV & L) offices. Find out what you can take care of from your own computer by accessing our Online Services page.
The busiest times at the DMV offices are:
- The first and last days of each month
- The days before and after holidays
- Mondays and Fridays
The best times to visit, with the shortest lines are:
- The middle of the month
- Afternoons, following the lunch rush
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