Annual moped inspection and registration required on O‘ahu

PRESS RELEASE

MAYOR KIRK CALDWELL

DEPARTMENT OF CUSTOMER SERVICES

CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

 

Annual moped inspection and registration required on O‘ahu

 

Honolulu – The Department of Customer Services (CSD) reminds moped owners that a new state law, Act 200 of the Hawai‘i Session Laws of 2016, requires the annual safety inspection and registration of mopeds beginning January 1, 2017. Registered owners of mopeds on O‘ahu will need to safety inspect and register mopeds initially this year and annually thereafter.

 

Moped owners will receive a registration notice 45 days prior to the registration deadline. The deadline to inspect and register the moped will be the month in which it was originally licensed. The moped must still be inspected and registered if the notice is not received.

 

Mopeds will need to be safety inspected before a registration can be completed. The initial safety inspection will indicate the lack of registration and a failed safety inspection certificate will be issued. Safety inspection deficiencies must be corrected and the moped re-inspected. The safety inspection fee is $13.24 plus tax. Go to http://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/library/motor-vehicle-safety-office/ for a list of moped inspection stations.

 

The moped owner must bring the failed inspection certificate to a satellite city hall to register the moped and pay the $32.50 fee ($27.00 for registration, $5.00 for plate, $.50 for emblem). A license plate and registration emblem will be issued. The registration is valid for one year and the subsequent annual registration fee will be $27.50. The license plate must be affixed to the rear of the moped.

 

The moped owner must return to the safety inspection station with the new registration to obtain a safety inspection certificate and decal.

 

Moped inspection and registration renewal is required each year. An annual registration reminder will be mailed to registered owners approximately 45 days before the expiration date.

 

For information go to www.honolulu.gov/csd.

 

 

HOW TO SAFETY INSPECT AND REGISTER YOUR MOPED IN 2017

 

 

1.  

INITIAL

INSPECTION

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Go to a moped certified safety inspection station. The safety inspection fee is $13.24 plus tax.

 

The initial inspection will indicate a lack of registration and the station will issue a failed safety inspection certificate. If there are other defects, they must be corrected and the moped re-inspected.

 

2.  

GO TO A

SATELLITE CITY HALL

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Upon completion of the initial safety inspection, bring the “failed” safety inspection certificate to a Satellite City Hall office to register the moped.

 

The initial registration fee is $32.50 and a registration application must be completed. A license plate and emblem will be issued, and must be mounted onto the rear of the moped.

 

3.  

RETURN TO THE INSPECTION STATION

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After obtaining a registration from a Satellite City Hall, return to the safety inspection station to receive a passing safety inspection certificate and safety inspection decal. The inspection station will place the decal onto the moped.

 

4.  

RENEW YOUR REGISTRATION ANNUALLY

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You should receive an annual reminder in the mail to renew the registration approximately 45 days before the expiration date.

 

However, if you do not receive a renewal notice, you are still required by law to renew your registration prior to the expiration date stated on the certificate of registration. The annual registration fee is $27.50.

 

 

For information go to www.honolulu.gov/csd. Please email questions to the Department of Customer Services at csd@honolulu.gov .

 

 

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