DBE Application Information

How do I apply?

  • Complete and submit the DBE Program Uniform Certification Application (Application), Personal Financial Statement (PFS) and supporting documents to:

Hawaii Department of Transportation
Office of Civil Rights/DBE Program
869 Punchbowl Street, Room 112
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

  • All items on the Application or Personal Financial Statement that are not applicable should be indicated as “N/A”.

  • The information requested on the Application and PFS is necessary to determine whether your firm qualifies as a DBE according to the guidelines established by Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 26.  These regulations may be viewed at the following web-site: http://www.dot.gov/osdbu/disadvantaged-business-enterprise

  • For firms seeking initial certification, upon receipt of the required forms and documents, an on-site visit will be scheduled (a typical on-site visit takes 2 hours).  On-site visits do not apply to out-of-state firms.

How will I know if I’m certified?

  • Upon completion of the review, you will receive notification of your eligibility.