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About Hawaii Open Public Record

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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Hawaii Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Hawaii Free Court Records Search


Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About Hawaii

  • Where can I find free access in Hawaii, to divorce records?
    Court records can be accessed freely using this link will take you to the Hawaii State Judiciary's home page. From there you can click on the link Search Court Records to the left. Thereafter, you will see two choices where you can either search the criminal and civil or traffic courts. The Ho'ohiki is a free civil and criminal court search provided by Hawaii's state judiciary. By clicking on Ho'ohiki hyperlink, and after the disclaimer page, you will have a new search page open where you have a few options to search. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in Hawaii, if law enforcement provides criminal arrest searches?
    Criminal arrest records can be requested directly from the police department. It is not the same as a criminal arrest search where you see results similar to a background check. Police arrest reports are single individual reports taken in by the department that made the arrest. It is similar to an incident report, or many other types of police reports. You will need to know where the arrest occurred to see where to request the report. For an entire search, the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) provided by the attorney general, conduct a background check online. The walk in location is in Honolulu where the request can be made in person. (Staff)
  • Are individual's able to obtain arrest information from the state of Hawaii?
    The state offers an online electronic search from the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center which can be found on the Department of the Attorney General's site. This is a to view individual convictions, which is not the same as an arrest search. Arrests are not always prosecuted and convicted, and will likely not appear on these reports. You will do better by contacting the sheriffs department which made the arrest and request a copy from them directly. There are policies which may impose guidelines, but, arrest records are generally considered public less few exceptions. (Staff)