The City and County of Honolulu oversees the distribution and issuance of personalized and customized vanity license plates. Hawaii allows you to determine if your specific lettering on the license plate is available online. Personalized license plates in Hawaii can be ordered online and take up to 60 to 90 days for processing and delivery. License plates can only be ordered by a registered owner and the plate you order must be registered to an Hawaii vehicle at the time of issuance. You can also purchase a plate as a gift for a person with a vehicle that is currently registered in the City and County of Honolulu.
- Types of Vehicles: The City and County of Honolulu allows personalized license plates on Autos, Pickups, Vans, Trailers and Motorcycles.
- Fee: The fee for a personalized license plate in Hawaii is $25 in addition to all regular fees and taxes on motor vehicles and is non-refundable.
- Number of Characters: In Hawaii, they allow a maximum of 6 characters on your Personalized Plate. You can use any combination of Letters A to Z, Spaces and Numbers 0 to 9. You are also allowed the use of one hyphen.
- Limitations: Personalized vanity license plates in Hawaii are subject to approval by the Director of Customer Services for the City and County of Honolulu. The Customer Services Department reserves the right to reject an application at any time for any reason.
- Is My Plate Available?: Yes – you can look your preferred license plate up online! Visit the Hawaii Personalized Plate Website to search availability.
- How to Order: To order your personalized Hawaii personalized license plate, follow these steps:
- Visit the Hawaii Personalized Plate Website to see if your personalized message is available THEN
- Complete the online application along with the required $25 fee. Note that recipients of approved special plates will receive a notification within 60 to 90 days instructing you of how you may pick up your special plate in Hawaii. You will also be notified by letter as soon as your special plates are ready for assignment.
- Additional Information: For more information on obtaining a personalized vanity license plate in Hawaii, visit the City and County of Honolulu website, go to Department of Customer Services or call them at 1-808-768-3392.
This Site is not owned or operated by, nor affiliated with any governmental organization. This Site contains general information with respect to personalized license plates at the department of motor vehicles in various states. It is for informational and educational purposes only. You should check with the specific state that your motor vehicle is registered in before ordering.