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Expirations for Driver’s Licenses, Learner’s Permits, State IDs extended to October

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency response, Gov. David Ige’s latest proclamation has extended the validity of all driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and state identification cards for 60 days beyond their expiration date.

Those credentials with expiration dates since March 16, 2020, have been extended until Oct. 4, 2021.

“We do not know if there will be another extension granted via emergency proclamation,” said Finance Director Reiko Matsuyama. “Prior to this announcement, we offered extended hours for eligible customers to renew their driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, and state identification cards, but that program ends today, Aug. 6. After today, please make an appointment to ensure you don’t incur late penalties after the extension expires.”

For appointments during regular business hours, visit www.kauai.gov/DMV and select “Book your DMV Appointment.” Normal hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for state and federal holidays. Kupuna hour is also still available for those 65 years or older, from 8 to 8:45 a.m. No appointments are necessary for Kupuna hour.


The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is open for all walk-in services during business hours. However, customers are highly encouraged to book an appointment to ensure service. Walk-in customers will be accommodated in between appointment holders and serviced as time permits. Therefore, as a walk-in customer, you may experience a longer wait time or no service at all, especially if you arrive near close of business.

Masks are required for entry and service at the Department of Motor Vehicles, and social distancing guidelines will continue to be enforced. For additional information or questions about the DMV, visit https://www.kauai.gov/DMV.


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