How to Transfer a Car Title in Hawaii

To introduce a car title in the state of Hawaii, it’s a good idea to read these instructions, locate all the appropriate lines on the title, and read any instructions on the title before you start filling in the information.

To transfer a car title in Hawaii, the seller must fill out the information on the front of the document, and the buyer must fill out the information on the back.

  1. The seller must write the current odometer reading on the vehicle’s front of the title, near the middle.
  2. Near the bottom, the seller must fill in the following information on the appropriate lines: The date the vehicle was sold and their printed name and signed name (which should be written on the same line).
  3. If the vehicle is owned by a second person, that person can print and sign their name on the line right below.
  4. Turn the title over. On the back, in Section D, the seller should fill in the following information on the appropriate lines:
  • Their printed last name, first name, middle initial, and vehicle sale date.
  • The name of the second owner (last name, first name, middle initial).
  • Street address, city, state, and zip code.
  • The buyer should print and then sign their name on the next line.
  • If the car is jointly owned by two people, the second buyer should print and sign their name on the next line.

The Hawaii County website is the best place to go for additional information about transferring a title in the state of Hawaii.