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
(808) 586-2727


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

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

Werner Umbhau, Public, Chairperson

Stanley T. Masamitsu, Industry, Vice-Chairperson

Wayne K. De Luz, Industry

Carl D. Johnsen, Public

Dennis Short, Industry

Donald K. Touchi, Public

Wendee Wilson, Public

3 Motor Vehicle Industry
4 Public

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