How to do a Hawaii change of address

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Whenever you move to a new residence, it's crucial to update your address with relevant government agencies and service providers. This ensures that you continue receiving important documents and services at your new location without any interruptions.

The process of changing your address typically involves updating your driver's license and vehicle registration information, but the specifics can vary significantly from state to state. To help you navigate this process smoothly, we've compiled the details for the change-of-address procedure in Hawaii.


Key insights

File your change of address within 30 days of your move to Hawaii.

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You can file a change of address by mailing in a form and providing two proofs of residency.

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If you have a vehicle, register it within 30 days of your move.

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Preparing for your change of address

Before initiating the process of changing your address, it's important to gather all the necessary documents to avoid any delays or complications. Make sure you have both your old and new addresses handy, and plan to file your change of address within 30 days of your move.

To complete a change-of-address form in Hawaii, you'll need two proofs of residency.

Have the following for a new ID:

  • First and last name
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Proof of legal presence
  • Two proofs of residency

If you’re moving to Hawaii from another state

If you're relocating to Hawaii from a different state, you can update your records by mailing in an address change form and providing two forms of proof of residency within 30 days of the move.

Mail to:

County of Hawaii
Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division
349 Kapiolani Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96732

You'll have to take a vision test to update your license (written and driving test only required when out-of-state license isn't handed in).

You'll also need to register your vehicle within 30 days of your move.

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If you’re moving within Hawaii

If you’re a current Hawaii resident, you can update your address by mailing in a form. Just make sure to file within 30 days of your move.

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If you’re moving from Hawaii to another state

If you’re leaving Hawaii and transporting a vehicle, make sure you know your new state’s laws regarding vehicle registration.

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FAQ

Can I change my Hawaii address online, or do I need to visit an office in person?

You can update your address in Hawaii by mail.

What documents do I need for a change of address in Hawaii?

To update your address in Hawaii, you’ll need your new and old address and your two proofs of residency.

Documents needed for a Hawaii ID:

  • First and last name
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Proof of legal presence
  • Two proofs of residency

You’ll also need vehicle information if you’re updating your car’s registration.

Is there a fee to change my address at the DMV in Hawaii?

There’s no specified charge for a change of address in Hawaii. There’s a $6 fee for a duplicate license, and a new ID is $40 as of publishing.

Do I need to update my voter registration when I move to Hawaii?

When you move, especially to a different district or state, you need to update your voter registration to reflect your new address. This ensures you can vote in local elections that affect your new community and that you're assigned to the correct polling place.

Do I need to update my insurance policies when I move to Hawaii?

Yes, you need to update your insurance when you move to Hawaii. Moving can affect your insurance policies, including auto, homeowners, renters and health coverage. For all insurance updates, it's best to contact your insurance providers directly to inform them of your move and discuss any necessary changes to your policies. This ensures continuous coverage and that your policies reflect your current needs and location.

Where else do I need to change my address in Hawaii?

Make sure to change your address with the Postal Service in Hawaii, even if your move is temporary. Also take the time to update your address with any subscription services and financial institutions.

Bottom line

Changing your address when you relocate isn’t just a wise move; it’s a requirement to remain compliant with Hawaii laws. Failing to update your address can lead to delayed receipt of essential documents and services.

Before getting started, verify Hawaii’s specific requirements and procedures for submitting an address change and for updating your driver's license and vehicle registration. Thorough preparation ensures the process is smooth and prevents any potential penalties or processing delays.

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Article sources

ConsumerAffairs writers primarily rely on government data, industry experts and original research from other reputable publications to inform their work. Specific sources for this article include:

  1. City and County of Honolulu, “State Identification Card Requirements.” Accessed April 30, 2024.
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