The Office of Information Practices, OIP was created by the Legislature in 1988 and promotes open and transparent government in Hawaii. OIP administers both the Uniform Information Practices Act, UIPA which requires open access to government records and the Sunshine Law which requires open public meetings. Exceptions to the general rule include records which, if disclosed, would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. There are five major islands of Hawaii and four counties, all of which were created in 1905. There are no separately incorporated cities in the entire state. No formal level of government exists below that of the county in Hawaii. Criminal history records are provided online by the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center. The Attorney General in the State of Hawaii is responsible for the statewide criminal history record information system, CJIS-Hawaii, the statewide Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Any member of the public can request felony and misdemeanor criminal convictions. Discover Hawaii public records within quick reach using easily accessible links to state, county, and city websites. These sites reveal a multitude of information regarding facts, statistics, and resources useful to Hawaiian citizens on an ongoing basis. Find and request birth, death, and other vital records online. Access directories for each county and city containing valuable information about government, available public services and resources, and how to access them. Read current news and event information, which is being constantly refreshed. Learn about businesses in Hawaii and the people who own them. Obtain facts regarding real estate and land values and see what households look like in the state. Demographic, employment and income data are also available. Read crime reports and statistics and request criminal and court records from official Hawaii websites. Obtain education and background information regarding Hawaiian residents.
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