Appointments still needed for motor-vehicle, licensing services

LIHU‘E — The county Department of Finance reminds customers of current procedures when visiting the Lihu‘e Civic Center Kapule Building for drivers licenses and motor-vehicle services.

Appointments and masks are required for entry and service, and social-distancing guidelines continue to be enforced.

There are no walk-in services available. To book an appointment, visit and click “Get In Line Online.” Road-test appointments must be made by calling 241-4242.

Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. weekdays except for county holidays. Customers may check in for a scheduled appointment up to 15 minutes prior to their appointment time. Those more than five minutes late may see their appointments canceled and subject to rebooking.

There remain alternative ways to pay vehicle registrations:

• Visit one of the four kiosk locations: Princeville Foodland, Waipouli and Puhi Safeway and Ishihara Market in Waimea;

• Register online at;

• Mail registrations to: The County of Kaua‘i, Department of Finance, 4444 Rice St., Suite #466, Lihu‘e, HI 96766;

• Drop off registration forms and check payments at the drop box located outside the Kapule Building Finance Department offices.

Kupuna hour for those 65 years or older from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. weekdays. No appointments are necessary for kupuna hour.

For additional information or questions, visit

  1. Joe Public June 28, 2021 9:43 am Reply

    Everyone else has gone back to work, and the County still doing by appointments only!! Give us a break, get back to work.

  2. Eric June 28, 2021 9:12 pm Reply

    Appointments are 5 weeks out to renew your license. How many workers do you have or did you minimize their work load?

  3. randy kansas June 29, 2021 2:39 am Reply

    we need more AI and robots working at the County, will save tax money, and robots do not call in sick or require un-funded retirement accounts…. ha !

  4. wha July 1, 2021 9:09 am Reply

    you can stand in line at walmart or restaurant or any place else
    but DMV workers are special!!!!!!!~

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