In Hawaii, there are limited jurisdiction courts, general jurisdiction trial courts, and appellate courts. The appellate courts consist of the Intermediate Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.
District Courts handle misdemeanors, traffic infractions & civil cases under $20,000.
Circuit Courts are the general jurisdiction trial courts, and preside over civil cases of all amounts, criminal misdemeanor & felony, probate, and guardianship cases. Circuit Courts have concurrent jurisdiction with the District Courts in civil non-jury cases between $10,000 and $20,000.
The Tax Appeal Court is a statewide court with exclusive jurisdiction over all excise, liquor, tobacco, property, income, and insurance tax cases.
Land Court is a statewide court with exclusive jurisdiction over all title and easement rights.
Family Courts are divisions of both District & Circuit Courts and handle parental rights, adoption, guardianship, detention, divorce, and non-support cases.
The “Court Records” resource below provides most records you would need in Hawaii. Also available below are databases for U.S. District Court records, and Appellate Court opinions.
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|Court Records |
Hawaii Court records, including: eCourt Kokua traffic, criminal, and appellate records; Hoohiki Circuit and Family civil cases, Land Court, and Tax Appeal court records.
|Bankruptcies, Judgments, Tax Liens Pay Site|
Search Hawaii statewide or U.S. nationwide for tax liens, bankruptcies, and judgments for only $5.00. Immediate results.
|Court Opinions | Appellate |
Includes court opinions designated for publication, memorandum opinions, summary disposition orders, and other final orders decided by the Hawaii Supreme Court and the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals.
|Court Records | U.S. District Hawaii PACER Bankruptcy Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of Hawaii. Register with the fee-based PACER system to search for Federal bankruptcy court records by case number, name, SSN/Tax ID, or case type. Provides dockets and documents.
|Court Records | U.S. District Hawaii PACER Civil & Criminal Pay Site|
Register with the PACER system to search the U.S. District Court of Hawaii PACER system for Federal civil & criminal court records.
|Criminal Histories (eCrim) Pay Site|
Use this Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center service to search for Hawaii criminal conviction information. Access requires registration and fees.
Do a comprehensive background search of over 500 million court, inmate, corrections, offender, and fugitive records.