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REAL ID Enforcement Deadline is Extended to October 1, 2021

by Thunda

The County of Hawaiʻi Department of Finance announces that the REAL ID enforcement deadline of October 1, 2020 has been extended.  The new REAL ID enforcement deadline is October 1, 2021.  At this time, travelers are able to use their current REAL ID-compliant credential with no gold star to travel after October 1, 2020.

Due to the backlog of drivers with expired licenses, we are not accepting appointments to add the gold star at this time.

Appointments are required for services at all of our Vehicle Registration and Licensing offices.

Face coverings must be worn and customers must adhere to the recommended 6-foot social distancing at all times.  Only those customers receiving services will be allowed inside the lobby, and minors or those needing additional assistance may have one additional person accompany them, if needed.  Appointments for both vehicle registration and driver’s license transactions may now be scheduled online at  If you have traveled off-island within the past 14 days, have a fever exceeding 100.4 F, are feeling sick, or have taken a COVID-19 test without receiving the results, please do not attempt to visit our offices for services or to schedule an appointment in-person.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to expanded services in the hopefully, not too distant future.

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