Department of Customer Services

Vehicle Title Information

I want to...

  • Complete duplicate application online (CS-L(MVR)10 – Application for Duplicate Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title)
  • Print application
  • Sign application in front of notary or satellite city staff (notarization required if submitting application by mail):
    • By lienholder if there is a lien on vehicle
    • By registered owner(s) if there is no lien on vehicle
  • Submit application with $10 payment to City and County of Honolulu
    • Here’s the mailing address for a duplicate title:

Division of Motor Vehicle, Licensing & Permits
P.O. Box 30330
Honolulu, HI 96820-0330

    • For a duplicate title, the application cannot be emailed; the application must be physically submitted with payment.

If your original title is mutilated or defaced, it must be submitted with the application for duplicate certificate of title. 

If a vehicle has a lienholder on record (generally due to a loan with a financial institution or a leased vehicle), the “lienholder” is considered the “Legal Owner” and controls the vehicle’s Certificate of Title. 
Only the Lienholder can request for a duplicate Certificate of Title. The driver of the vehicle is the “Registered Owner” and cannot have access to the Certificate of Title.
Click HERE for details.


Send us a letter requesting a verification that a Hawaii title was not issued and include the following information:

  • Name (as it appears on the registration) 
  • Current mailing address 
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • License Plate
  • Email address (to notify you of any discrepancy or incomplete paperwork – we do not save this information) 
  • Signature

Mail your letter to: 

Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing
P.O. Box 30330 
Honolulu, HI 96820-0330 

Or, email your signed and dated letter to:

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