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Saturday hours. Online renewals. City tries to make getting a new license less of a pain

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Good news, drivers: The city will offer Saturday hours at its main driver's license center through the end of the year.

Kapalama Hale will be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, starting this weekend.

The city added the Saturday hours to address an expected surge in driver's license renewals.

"The basic thing is to make the experience better for people, get more people out of our lines with more online services and those that require face to face give time better opportunities to get those services," said Sheri Kajiwara, Director of the Department of Customers Services.

Also Tuesday, the city said that residents can now order duplicate driver's licenses or instruction permits online.

The online system won't allow changes to names or addresses.

Those ordering online will get a temporary paper license within three business days and a permanent license or permit within four weeks.

The city says the new Saturday hours at Kapalama will last through the end of the year as part of a pilot project, but it may be extended.

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