Hawaii, a liberal Democratic state, requires everyone with a personal firearm, including law enforcement officers, to apply for a permit to own the firearm. A new law has just taken effect that calls for an increase in the fee for the firearm application.
Because of a new state law, a new one-time fee is required for anyone who registers a firearm.
Effective January 1, 2017, all firearms permit applicants (including prior firearms applicants, out-of-state firearms applicants, and law enforcement officers with personal firearms), will be assessed a $42 one-time fee. No fee will be charged for subsequent permits to acquire a firearm, but even those who previously paid a fingerprint fee prior to January 1, 2017, will be assessed the $42 fee for the first registration after January 1, 2017. Payment must be made by Money Order or Cashier’s Check only, payable to Hawaiʻi Criminal Justice Data Center.