All new mopeds sold after December 31st, 2016 will need a safety check before getting registered. Here’s a list of all the moped safety check stations in Hawaii. They are highlighted in red. Be aware, car safety check stations are not required to do moped safety checks.
The list will be periodically updated in the “Periodic Inspection of Motor Vehicles” section on the bottom of this page.
If you bought a moped before 2017 you’ll receive a letter in the mail advising you of when you have to safety and register your moped. The city and county staggered the registrations and safety checks so all owners aren’t trying to do it at once.
It will cost $32.50 for registration and $13.24 plus tax for the safety check. You’ll first need to get a “failed” safety check, then get your moped registered and return back to the safety check station to issue you a “passed” safety check and secure your license plate.