County of Kauai officials on Wednesday, in partnership with Lihue Safeway and Intellectual Technology Inc., launched the island’s first self-service kiosk for motor vehicle registrations.

“This public-private partnership is part of the county’s customer service initiative to decentralize services and reduce traffic, and give our residents and businesses an alternative way to pay for their motor vehicle registrations,” said Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami. “Mahalo to our Finance Department team, Safeway, ITI, and our County Council for their support.”

This self-service kiosk will allow customers to pay for their motor vehicle registrations via a touchscreen by entering their license plate number or scanning the bar code of their motor vehicle renewal form. Customers may only use debit or credit cards for transactions, and will incur a $3 service fee as well as a 2.25 percent debit and credit card fee. Once a transaction is made, the kiosk will print out the vehicle registration and license plate tabs. 

 A second kiosk is scheduled to be operational at the Kapaa Safeway sometime in March. Motor vehicle registrations may also be paid for online at