Join us for the Hawai’i Shaka License Plate Kickoff on Thursday, May 23, 10-10:30am at Kapalama Satellite City Hall, 925 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu. We suggest arriving at least a half hour early for a good position.

Join the Kickoff Event to Get into the Shaka Movie!

Come to Kapalama Satellite City Hall, 925 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu (by Costco Gas Station) on Thursday, May 23, 10-10:30am, GET YOUR SHAKA PLATES, watch the Press Conference and jump into a GROUP SHAKA SHOT that will appear in the END CREDITS of the film, “Shaka, A Story of Aloha.”

Shaka License Plate Kickoff Map

How to Get a Shaka License Plate

Visit any Hawai’i Satellite City Hall / DMV on any Hawaiian island and bring the following:

  1. Application: Complete form CS-L(MVR)211. Download »
  2. Screwdriver: Upon arrival at the DMV, remove your existing license plates.
  3. Vehicle Certificate of Registration. 
  4. Photo ID.
  5. Initial Fee $30.50: Payable by CC, check or cash. Subsequent renewal fee of $25/year will be added to vehicle registration fees.
  6. Install New Plates: DMV will immediately issue new Shaka Plates & Certificate of Registration.

Program Backstory

The Shaka License Plate Program is the culmination of a 2-year review process that encompassed all Counties and all Sheriff Offices within the State of Hawai’i agreeing to the program. The process was bird-dogged by Steve Sue, ID8 Chairperson and producer/writer of “Shaka, A Story of Aloha.” Through the production of the film, Sue realized that the Shaka can be used to reduce road rage and increase aloha spirit. DMV reported that such programs are so difficult to get passed that they had to rebuild the submission program as no other nonprofit had submitted for the program in over 6 years prior to the Shaka/ID8 submission.

Funds donated to ID8, a Honolulu-based 501C3 nonprofit, will be used to carry out its mission of fostering ideation and expression to create positive impacts such as through sharing aloha through Shaka-based programs. For program information, see