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Firearm Owners Must Pay New Fee

January 3, 2017, 10:33 AM HST
* Updated January 3, 10:36 AM
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A new one-time fee is required for anyone who registers a firearm due to a new state law.

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, all firearms permit applicants (including prior firearms applicants, out-of-state firearms applicants and law enforcement officers with personal firearms) will be assessed a $42 one-time fee.

No fee will be charged for subsequent permits to acquire a firearm, but even those who previously paid a fingerprint fee prior to Jan. 1, 2017, will be assessed the $42 fee for the first registration after Jan. 1, 2017.

Payment must be made by money order or cashier’s check only, payable to Hawaiʻi Criminal Justice Data Center.

For more information about how to register a firearm, visit the Firearm Registration page and click on the “Services” tab.

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