Vanity Plate Rejections in 2013 (Hawaii - Hawaii)

Chris Meller filed this request with the Vehicle Registration & Licensing Division of Hawaii County, HI.
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From: Chris Meller

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Hawaii's Uniform Information Practices Code, I hereby request the following records:

A list of all personalized license plates that were rejected by the County of Hawai'i for the year 2013.

If available, please also include:
- The reason for the rejection
- The vehicle make and model
- The city where the applicant's vehicle would be registered

Please exclude any personally-identifiable information (names, addresses, etc.).

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Chris Meller


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 6, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Vehicle Registration

Aloha Chris,

A response was forwarded on May 9, 2014, but was returned as undeliverable. The Vehicle Registration & Licensing does not keep statistics or listings of rejected or returned special license plate applications. Thank you for your inquiry.

Lisa Tada
Senior Account Clerk
VRL Administration


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