A Hawaii motor vehicle power of attorney (Form DMVL596-7-14) is a legal document enabling a vehicle owner, known as the principal, to designate an agent or attorney-in-fact for the purpose of handling specific motor vehicle-related responsibilities, such as selling, purchasing, titling, or registering a car or truck.
There is no state motor vehicle department; instead, vehicle transactions are managed at the county level. The form is limited to authorization related to a single vehicle per document.
Hawaii Motor Vehicle Seller Power of Attorney | Form CS-L(MVR) 38A
Used exclusively by sellers to authorize an agent to sign on their behalf for any documents related to vehicle registration or title issued by the Director of Customer Services, City and County of Honolulu, including the mileage disclosure on the vehicle title.
Hawaii Motor Vehicle Buyer Power of Attorney | Form CS-L(MVR) 38A
Used exclusively by buyers to appoint an agent to sign for any vehicle-related documents, including the mileage disclosure on the title, if the odometer reading equals or exceeds the seller's disclosed reading.