A new vehicle registration office will help military families with their vehicle registration needs.
The Satellite Vehicle Registration Office at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam celebrated its grand opening Tuesday.
The office will operate on a limited twice-weekly schedule and provide a full range of motor vehicle registration services, including initial vehicle registration; out-of-state permits; transfer of ownership; replacement of Hawaii plates and/or registration emblems; duplicate Honolulu titles and registrations; the ordering of special plates, Veteran’s plates, and Organizational plates; as well as junking and storage.
It will be open to everyone with base access including members of the military, their families and civilian employees at the base.
“We were able to bring it to fruition and at no cost to the city and no cost to the federal government because we already had the facility,” said Capt. Jeffrey James, commander of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. “I think it will shorten lines in town and make it more convenient for our military — a real win-win.”
“Motor vehicle transactions account for 70 percent of Satellite City Hall business, and transactions involving military personnel can be especially time-intensive as these often involve out-of-state transfers, requiring additional forms and signatures,” said Sheri Kajiwara, Director of the city’s Customer Services Department.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam was selected for its central location accessible from other military facilities on Oahu.
It will operate Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. as part of a one-year pilot program in partnership with Navy Region Hawaii. If successful, the program could be extended.