Suspended License in Hawaii

Driver’s License Suspension in Hawaii

If your Hawaii driver’s license was suspended or revoked, you’ll need to satisfy your suspension requirements to reinstate it with your local driver license agency.

  • Honolulu County: Department of Customer Services.
  • Hawaii County: Department of Finance.
  • Kauai County: Department of Finance, Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Maui County: Department of Finance, Motor Vehicle and and Licensing Division.

On this page, you’ll find information about your suspension and how to reinstate your driver’s license.

About Your Suspended License in Hawaii

The duration of your suspension/revocation and your reinstatement requirements will vary depending on your offense and whether or not you also face court penalties and fines.

Your HI driver’s license may be suspended/revoked for violations including:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) of alcohol and other alcohol-related offenses.
  • Drug-related offenses.
  • Failing or refusing to submit to a blood alcohol content (BAC) test.
  • Committing major traffic violations.
  • Violating Hawaii insurance laws.
  • Being at fault in a car accident without insurance coverage.

For information about your specific suspension and your reinstatement requirements, contact your Hawaii county DMV:

  • Honolulu:
  • Hawaii:
    • Phone:
      • Hilo: (808) 961-2223.
      • Waimea: (808) 881-3488.
      • West Hawaii: (808) 323-4800.
      • Naalehu: (808) 854-7214.
    • E-mail:
  • Kauai:
    • Phone: (808) 241-4256.
  • Maui:

You can order your Hawaii driving record to:

  • View your traffic violations, offenses, and accidents.
  • Check your driver’s license status.
  • Check your driving record points and see actions taken against your driver’s license.
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HI Suspension Hearings and Appeals

Depending on your offense, you may be able to request an administrative hearing to contest your revoked or suspended license.

You’ll need to contact your local Hawaii DMV for more information. (See phone numbers and e-mail addresses above.)

NOTE: If you’d like to appeal a court-ordered suspension/revocation, you must contact the court that served your suspension.

Contact a Local Attorney

Whether your license has been suspended for too many traffic violations or something more serious, you'll need an experienced attorney to help you get back on the roads. Find a Hawaii traffic attorney near you.

Reinstate Your Suspended Hawaii License

Your suspended license reinstatement requirements will vary depending on the circumstances of your offense. If you were convicted of a crime, you may also face additional court penalties and fines, including suspensions

To reinstate your HI driver’s license, you may need to:

  • File an SR21/SR22/proof of insurance with the HI DMV, if necessary.
  • Satisfy your court requirements, if applicable.
  • Retake and pass the driving skills and knowledge tests.
  • Complete an alcohol education/treatment program, if applicable.
  • Complete a driver improvement course, if necessary.
  • Reapply for a driver’s license.
  • Pay a reinstatement or licensing fee. (See “Fees to Reinstate Your Suspended License” below.)

NOTE: You may also need to visit your local HI DMV office and provide proof of:

  • Your legal name and date of birth, with documents such as your:
    • U.S. birth certificate.
    • Valid U.S. passport.
    • Military ID.
  • Your Social Security number (SSN), with documents such as your:
    • Social Security card.
    • State-issued photo ID.
    • W-2 or 1099 form.
  • Your U.S. citizenship or authorized presence, with documents such as your:
    • U.S. birth certificate.
    • U.S. passport.
    • Foreign passport and I-94.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation website provides a complete list of acceptable documents.

Honolulu County DUI & Insurance Violations

If you live in Honolulu County, the following reinstatement procedures may apply to your situation.

  • If your driver’s license was suspended/revoked for a DUI/DWI, to reinstate it you may need to:
  • Contact the Hawaii Administrative Driver's License Revocation Office at (808) 534-6800.
  • Provide a certified copy of your re-licensing form.
  • Provide a certified check or money order payable to “City & County of Honolulu” for the reinstatement fee. (See “Fees to Reinstate Your Suspended License” below.)
  • Mail your re-licensing form and payment to the addresses on the form

For suspensions caused by insurance/financial responsibility violations, you’ll need to submit a request to the Financial Responsibility Section. You’ll need to provide your:

  • Full name.
  • Social Security number.
  • Date of birth.
  • Mailing and permanent address.
  • County.
  • Signature.

Submit your request:

  • In person at the Financial Responsibility Section located at: 925 Dillingham Blvd, 101 Honolulu, HI 96817
  • By mail:
    Financial Responsibility SectionP.O. Box 30340 Honolulu, HI 96820

Fees to Reinstate Your Suspended HI License

Your reinstatement and licensing fees will vary depending on the circumstances of your driver’s license suspension. Below are general fees that may apply to your situation.

  • Reinstatement: $20.
  • Knowledge test:
    • Hawaii County: $1.
    • Honolulu County: $2.
    • Kauai County: See county fee chart.
    • Maui County: $5.
  • Road skills test:
    • Hawaii County: $10.
    • Honolulu County: $8.
    • Kauai County: See county fee chart.
    • Maui County: $20.
  • Driver’s license fee. (Fees vary by county and are the same as the fee for an original license).

Contact your local Hawaii DMV office for information about your specific reinstatement fees and requirements.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

The type of payment the Hawaii DMV accepts for your suspended license reinstatement fee varies by location.

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