Park Answers FAQs About New License Plates

August 6, 2017, 4:00 PM HST
* Updated August 6, 6:31 AM
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HVNP centennial coordinator Jessica Ferracane shows off her new plates. Photo courtesy of NPS.

Hawai‘i residents now have some attractive new license plate options. Specialty plates celebrating Haleakalā and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Parks are available at DMV locations statewide.

The parks have released new information addressing frequently asked questions about the popular new plates.

Park plates are still available statewide at this time. The cost is $35.50 each and $18 goes toward supporting the corresponding park. The annual renewal fee is $25, $18 of which is again donated to the related park.

Plates are pre-numbered and custom numbers and/or letters are not available. Military/veteran plates may be exchanged for national park plates, but drivers may not have both. EV vehicles with EV plates are eligible for the specialty park designs. However, park plates do not come with an EV designation or the same benefits. Motorcycle plates are unavailable at this time.

Drivers can share photos of their new plates and park pride on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter by using the hashtag #FindYourVolcano.

Haleakalā National Park speciality plates. Courtesy of NPS.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park speciality plates. Courtesy of NPS.


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