Backlog In Oahu’s DMVs


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The Wahiawa Police station and Driver’s License Department.

DMVs on Oahu doors open up once again after the response from Mayor Kirk Cladwells second mandatory stay home order.

All Licensing Centers and Satellite City Hall locations on Oahu were temporarily close for another two weeks due to Oahu’s spike in COVID-19 during Aug.2020. leaving 15,000 drivers with expired driver’s licenses, and 1,277 road-test between Aug. 27 and Sept. 23 to be rescheduled. According to most appointments for license renewals and road-test are backed up till Jan. 2021.

Jenny Sanchez who’s license expired during the two week shut down expresses “All appointments are filled and I am having a hard time figuring out when to schedule my appointment.”

Sheri Kajiwara, director of the city’s Department of Customer Services, informed KITV4 news “She understands the community’s frustration but believes health and safety come first.”

To accommodate the backlog at DMVs all locations on Oahu will now be open at 7 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. They will also be open on Saturdays.

In-person services will resume on an appointment-only basis. To make an appointment go to to schedule your appointments now.