Licensing Area: Motor Vehicle Industry

Contact Information for Frequently Called Numbers

Professional and Vocational Licensing
(808) 586-3000

  • Request an application
  • Inquire about licensing requirements
  • Applicants can check on the status of an application
  • Inquire about licensee maintenance requirements

RICO Consumer Resource Center
(808) 587-3295 or (808) 587-4272

Business Registration Division 

For information to register a business

Executive Officer

Christine Rutkowski

(808) 586-2698

Residents on the neighbor islands may call by dialing the following toll free numbers followed by the last 5 digits of the phone numbers above and the # sign:

Kauai 274-3141
Maui 984-2400
Hawaii 974-4000
Lanai & Molokai 1-800-468-4644

Att: MVI
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801


License Categories

  • Motor Vehicle Dealer
  • Motor Vehicle Salesperson
  • Motor Vehicle Auction
  • Motor Vehicle Consumer Consultant
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturer
  • Motor Vehicle Distributor


Biennial June 30 every even numbered year

On-time renewals for the licensing period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018 begins on Monday, May 9, 2016 and ends midnight (HST) Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Renewal postcard reminders will be mailed out May 6, 2016

All online renewals will need to be submitted through “MyPVL” at

“MyPVL” and Renewal FAQs

To be guaranteed a pocket card by June 30, 2016
Renewals should be submitted by May 31, 2016

Late renewals will no longer be accepted.

Failure to timely renew by the renewal date will result in the forfeiture of the license and will require licensees to reapply as a new applicant, meet all current requirements, and submit all documents and fees again.

Motor vehicle broker (CB) licenses ONLY, will not be able to reapply for another CB license.  Due to changes in the law, the board is no longer authorized to approve and issue new motor vehicle broker licenses.

Pursuant to Section 436B-14.5, HRS , any license held by a member of the armed forces, National Guard, or a reserve component that expires, is forfeited, or deemed delinquent while the member is on active duty and deployed during a state or national crisis shall be restored if certain restoration requirements are met. Military Renewal and Restoration Information Sheet.

Regulating Body

Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board

Board Composition
7 Members

Wayne K. De Luz, Industry, Chairperson

Russell M. K. Wong, Industry, Vice-Chairperson

Steven J. T. Chow, Esq., Public

Byron A. Hansen, Public

Carl D. Johnsen, Public

Dennis Short, Industry

Vacant, Public


3 Motor Vehicle Industry
4 Public