Hawaii Public Records

Exceptions include records that may infringe on personal privacy, draft bills and committee proceedings, and records that if released would disrupt governmental operations and activities.

On this page you can access resources found at the state level.  These are databases we have evaluated and included because we feel they will be useful to you.  If you need to look at city or county databases, or state licensing resources, use the navigation on the left.

  • Court System - The Hawaii court system has 4 levels. First are District Courts, which handle misdemeanors, traffic infractions & civil cases under $20K. Second are Circuit Courts, the Tax Appeal Court, and the Land Court. Circuit Courts preside over civil, criminal, probate, and guardianship cases and share some non-jury civil cases with the District Court. The Tax Appeal Court handles excise, liquor, tobacco, property, income & insurance tax cases. Land Court handles title & easement rights. Family Courts are divisions of both District & Circuit Courts and handle parental rights, adoption, guardianship, detention, divorce, and non-support cases. Third is the Intermediate Court of Appeals, which reviews lower court decisions.  Highest is the Supreme Court which reviews Intermediate Court decisions.  Hawaii Court Records
  • Criminal Records - Misdemeanors and infractions are handled by the District Court. Criminal felony and jury trials are handled by the Circuit Court. The Family Court handles criminal matters pertaining to juveniles or domestic violence.  To see what criminal databases are available, refer to our Hawaii Criminal Records page.
  • Vital Records - Vital record certificates are provided by: State Dept of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring, Vital Records Section, P. O. Box 3378, 1250 Punch Bowl Ave, Room 103, Honolulu, HI 96801, (808) 586-4533.  Visit our Vital Records page for historical births and christenings from 1852 to 1933; the Social Security Death Index for Hawaii, county cemetery records, and historical deaths & burials from 1862 to 1919; historical marriages from 1826 to 1922; and statewide divorce court records.


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Attorney General Opinions

Browse or search the Hawaii Attorney General's database of opinions from 1987 to the present.

Attorneys | State Bar

Hawaii State Bar Association search for lawyers authorized to practice, not authorized to practice, authorized to do only Pro Bono, and Pro Hac Vice.

Bankruptcies, Judgments & Tax Liens  Pay Site

Search Hawaii Statewide for bankruptcies, judgments, and tax liens or search Nationwide.

Births and Christenings 1852-1933

Search for Hawaii births and christenings recorded between 1852 and 1933.

Campaign Expenditures and Contributions

Sift, sort, and view campaign filings and contribution and expenditure records. Choose committee and select records by dates, contribution amounts or city of contributor.

Court Records | eCourt Kokua & Hoohiki

Hawaii State Judiciary Court records, including: eCourt Kokua criminal, parking, traffic case records; and Hoohiki Circuit, Family, and District Courts including guardianship, conservatorships, restraining orders, divorces, guardianship, tax appeals, domestic abuse, small claims, probate, and more.

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.

Deaths and Burials 1862-1919

Hawaii deaths and burials recorded between 1862 and 1919.

GIS Maps

Search the Hawaii Statewide Geographic Information System (GIS) for state land use boundary, major land owner, land study bureau, agricultural lands of importance to the state, watershed boundary, and reserve maps.

Inmates | VineLink

VineLink access Hawaii inmate records.

Jury Pool Information

Search the Hawaii State Judiciary Jury Pool database by court, pool number, and reporting date for jury instructions.

Legislature - Bill & Resolution Status and Documents

Regular Session Bill and Resolution Status, Text, and Committee Reports; Hearing Notices; Order of the Day, Referral and Action Sheets; and Bills Introduced, Passed, and Vetoed. Also Hawaii Revised Statutes for the previous year.

Licenses | Professional, Medical and Business

Find and verify Hawaii professional and business licenses, including those for physicians, dentists, nurses, attorneys, accountants, real estate brokers, contractors, and more.

Lobbyists & Lobbyist Organizations

Select the appropriate Adobe Acrobat .pdf list from Hawaii Ethics Commission to view registered lobbyists, organizations represented by registered lobbyists, and lobbying expenditure reports in Hawaii. (slow to open)

Marriages 1826-1922

Hawaii marriage records filed between 1826 and 1922.

Missing Children

Hawaii missing children search.

Missing Children

Browse this Hawaii State Clearing House on Missing Childrens database to view information including name, photo, classification, date/city missing from, DOB, physical description and circumstances. Requires registration.

State Constitution

View or download the Constitution of the State of Hawaii.

State Employees

Use this Hawaii register to locate information about State, County and Federal Officials. (pdf format)

State Rules

All Hawaii administrative rules are available through this Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs site.

Traffic Tickets

Use this Hawaii State Judiciary service to search for and pay Hawaii traffic tickets.

Hawaii is located in the central Pacific Ocean. The Capital is Honolulu and the largest city is Honolulu.  The Official Web Site is located at https://portal.ehawaii.gov/.  Hawaii is the 40th most populous state in the United States.  The 2014 population estimate is 1,419,561 and the 2010 census population was 1,360,301.  The land area is 6,422.63 square miles and there are 211.8 persons per square mile.

26.6% of the population is White, 2.3% is Black or African American, 9.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 37.7% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 10% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 23.1% are two or more races. 90.4% are a high school graduate or higher, and 30.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.

The median home value is $503,100. There are on average 2.96 persons per household, the per capita income is $29,305, the median household income is $67,402, and 11.2% of the persons in Hawaii are considered below poverty level.

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