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Cost of State ID Cards to Double May 1

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The cost of a state identification card will double beginning May 1.

State IDs will cost $40 in Hawaii, Maui and Honolulu counties, and $32 in Kauai County.

They are good for eight years.

The state Department of Transportation is also changing the documents required to prove residence to obtain a Hawaii driver’s license.

Beginning next month, any two of the following documents with the applicant as the addressee and stating the applicant’s principal residence will be acceptable proof:

  • A current valid Hawaii driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration or title
  • A current voter registration card or other mail addressed to the applicant from a government or medical entity that is not more than two months old
  • Utility bill that is not more than two months old with applicant’s name and address
  • Checking or savings account statement not more than two months old
  • Payroll check or check stub issued by an employer within two months of the application date
  • Current mortgage account or proof of home ownership
  • Residential rental or time share contract for six months or more
  • United States income tax return
  • W-2 form or 1099 SSA benefits form from the previous year
  • Hawaii income tax return from the previous year or W-2 form
  • Receipt for personal property taxes paid to a county within the State of Hawaii within the last year
  • Medical card issued by a health insurance agency with principal residence address printed on it
  • Documentation dated not more than ninety days prior to making application that the individual is receiving State of Hawaii public assistance
  • Current property tax assessment bill or statement
  • A stamped department of taxation form A-6, application for tax clearance that is not more than six months old
  • Affidavit indicating that the applicant currently resides with the affiant, provided the affiant’s address can be verified and the affidavit is notarized within two months of the application date
  • Other documents the examiner of drivers accepts as proof of principal residence in the State of Hawaii

Homeless applicants may use the address of their current shelter agency, or if not staying in a shelter, may use the general delivery of the post office nearest where they spend most of their time.

Applicants documenting enrollment in a state or federal address confidentiality program which allows an applicant to obtain and use alternative addresses may use an alternative address on the card but must provide the applicant’s permanent address for file purposes.

Post office box numbers are not acceptable to indicate principal residence address unless a number and street name have not been assigned for mail delivery. An address convention used by the US Postal Service is acceptable.

Information on the state ID card is available here. An application for a driver’s license and location of licensing offices on the Big Island is available here.


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