Guide to Automotive Tax, Title and License Fees in Hawaii

By Product Expert | Posted in Acura, Acura of Maui, FAQ, Hawaii Living, Tips and Tricks, Used Cars on Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at 7:20 pm
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What Are the Vehicle Tax, Title and License Fees Maui HI? 

Are you looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the brand-new 2022 Acura MDX? When you set your budget for a brand-new car, truck or crossover, it is important to factor in the tax, title and license fees that you will need to pay when you make your automotive purchase. Many Hawaiian car shoppers want to know – what are the vehicle tax, title and license fees in Maui, HI – and we are here to help at Acura of Maui. Take a quick look with this guide to Hawaiian tax, title and license fees created by Acura of Maui! 


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What Tax, Title and License Fees Do You Need to Pay in Hawaii? 

When you purchase and register a vehicle in Hawaii, there are a few fees that you will need to pay at the time of registration. With your vehicle registration, you will need to pay an annual tax that is based on the weight of the vehicle – and all vehicles must be registered in the county where they are physically located.  

State Weight Tax 

  • Vehicles Up to 4,000 Pounds – $1.75 Per Pound 
  • Vehicles 4,001 Pounds to 7,000 Pounds – 2 Cents Per Pound 
  • Vehicles 7,001 Pounds to 10,000 Pounds – $2.25 Per Pound 
  • Vehicles Over 10,001 Pounds – $300 Flat Rate 

County Weight Tax 

  • All Passenger Vehicles – $1.25 Per Pound with $12.00 Minimum 
  • Passenger Trucks Up to 6,500 Pounds – $1.25 Per Pound with $12.00 Minimum 
  • Freight Trucks and Trucks Over 6,500 Pounds – 2.5 Cents Per Pounds 

Tax, title and license fees can be paid online or by mail via the Hawaiian Motor Vehicle Registration Office. Here is a list of additional fees you may need to pay with the purchase of a brand-new Acura. 

  • Vehicle Disposal Fee – $12.00 
  • Beautification Fee – $1.00 
  • Emblem Renewal – $.50 
  • State Fee – $45.00 
  • County Fee – $12.00 
  • Transfer Fee – $5.00  
  • Duplicate Title – $5.00 
  • Duplicate Registration – $5.00 
  • Emblem Replacement – $.50 
  • Plate Replacement – $5.00 
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How To Register an Out-of-State Vehicle in Hawaii 

Drivers who plan to move to the Hawaiian Islands and plan to bring a vehicle from the mainland must register their vehicle within 30 days of their arrival. To register an out-of-state vehicle, you will need to provide – the title and current registration, the Bill of Lading and a Hawaii Safety Inspection Certificate. 


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What are the vehicle tax, title and license fees in Maui, HI? Find out how to register your brand-new Acura in Hawaii with this guide to tax, title and license fees created by Acura of Maui. Visit the Acura of Maui online inventory today to find your dream car!