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Hawaii Public RecordsHawaii, known for its beautiful beaches and massive volcanoes, also offers tremendous history for genealogy researchers. Many of these records are available to the public. Unfortunately, vital records, which include birth, death, marriage and divorce records, are restricted. These can be requested by authorized individuals from the Department of Health. Also part of Hawaii public records are court records, both civil and criminal, and divorce records, which are not restricted in the Aloha State. The Hawaii State Judiciary provides limited online access to court records and contact information for local courts throughout Hawaii. Also available are Hawaii criminal records online through eCRIM, operated by the state Criminal Justice Data Center. Anyone may perform a name-based search for a fee. Public records in Hawaii include access to historic military records, vital records and obituaries from the Hawaii State Archives located in Honolulu.

  • Access to Hawaii birth records, death, marriage and divorce records is available through the Department of Health to authorized individuals. Requests can be made in person, by mail or online.
  • Hawaii court records and divorce records are maintained by the Circuit and District Courts that handled the case. Some of these Hawaii public records are available online through the Hawaii State Judiciary website. If not, you must request the records in person from the appropriate courthouse.
  • Anyone may access eCRIM to search for Hawaii criminal records. There is a fee to use this tool operated by the Criminal Justice Data Center.
  • The Hawaii State Archives offers public access to historic military and vital records, as well as obituaries.
  • About Hawaii Public Records

    Although there are restrictions on ordering Hawaii vital records, these don’t apply to the historic birth records, death, marriage and divorce records collections housed at the State Archives. Otherwise, these Hawaii public records may only be requested by authorized recipients, which includes the person of record, an immediate family member or legal representative. Those working on genealogy projects may also make requests to view vital records, but must submit proof of the project in writing. After 75 years, however, these records are released to the public.

    Hawaii divorce records are available through the court that handled the case. Although the Department of Health restricts access to official divorce certificates, the divorce court records are a matter of public record and may be viewed by anyone.

    Searching Hawaii Public Records Online Free

    While some records are available online, many must be requested in person or by mail. An exception is certain Hawaii court records. The Hawaii State Judiciary website offers links to the online court records databases available and also provides information on contacting other local courts within the state. Online court records available include civil, criminal and divorce records in several of the state’s Circuit and District Courts. These online public records in Hawaii are free to access.

    If you need additional information, or the court records you want aren’t available online, you can visit the courthouse that handled the case and request the specific court records in person. A telephone call will also ascertain whether that particular courthouse accepts phone or mailed requests for copies of Hawaii online public records. Criminal records are online public records in Hawaii readily available to the public, but access to eCRIM requires a fee. This search is name-based. Criminal court records can also be searched to try and put together someone’s criminal history in Hawaii, which is free.

    Searching Gov Public Records in Hawaii

    The Hawaii State Archives in Honolulu offers researchers and the public access to a variety of records. These include important genealogy records like Hawaii military records, vital records and obituaries. These are useful to those conducting family history research. Anyone may visit the State Archives to search for gov public records in Hawaii. The State Archives does offer some online search tools to learn what specific records are housed within individual collections, although most records aren’t digitized, and an in-person visit is required. There is no fee to enter, but there is a fee to make copies of Hawaii gov public records.

    The Hawaii State Library also has important genealogical resources available to the public concerning Hawaii’s past. There are many historic Hawaii birth records, death records, marriage records and divorce records that can help the search for family history. There is no fee to perform research here, but there is a fee to make copies.



     
    State of Hawaii Resources & Statistics
    Separator Line

    Population:
    1,198,288

     
    Under 18:
    285,694

     
    Over 65:
    183,994

     
    Employed:
    864,393

     
    Land in Square Miles:
    6,422.62

     
    Acres of Farms:
    1,499,300

     
    Births:
    17,924

     
    Deaths:
    9,136

     
    Infant Deaths:
    113

     
     
    Murder:
    25

     
    Forcible Rape:
    365

     
    Robbery:
    1,086

     
    Assault:
    2,036

     
    Total Violent Crime:
    3,512

     
    Burglary:
    9,379

     
    Larceny \ Theft:
    31,492

     
    Motor Vehicle Theft:
    5,133

     
    Total Property Crime:
    46,004

     
    Hawaii Public Records Locations
    Department of the Attorney General
    State of Hawaii
    425 Queen St
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Fax:
    808-586-1239










    State Department of Health
    Vital Records Section
    PO Box 3378
    Honolulu, HI 96801
    Phone:
    808-586-4533










     
    Business Registration Division
    PO Box 40
    Honolulu, HI 96810
    Phone:
    808-586-2727

    Fax:
    808-586-2733










    Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
    Criminal Record Request
    465 S King St, Room 101
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Phone:
    808-587-3279










     
    State Department of Health
    Vital Records Section
    PO Box 3378
    Honolulu, HI 96801
    Phone:
    808-586-4533










    State Department of Health
    Vital Records Section
    PO Box 3378
    Honolulu, HI 96801
    Phone:
    808-586-4533










     
    Traffic Violations Bureau
    Driving Records
    1111 Alakea St, 2nd Fl
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Fax:
    808-538-5520










    Community Education
    HI State Dept of Education
    475 22nd Ave, Bldg 302, Rm 124
    Honolulu, HI 96816
    Phone:
    808-735-8371

    Fax:
    808-735-8375










     
    Office of the Governor
    State Capitol
    415 S Beretania St
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Phone:
    808-586-0034

    Fax:
    808-586-0006










    Hawaii Department of Public Safety
    Inmate Classification
    919 Ala Moana Blvd #401
    Honolulu, HI 96814
    Phone:
    808-587-2567

    Fax:
    808-587-2568










     
    Hawaii Legislature
    415 S Beretania St
    Honolulu, HI 96813
     
    808-587-0478

    Fax:
    808-586-3584










    State Department of Health
    Vital Records Section
    PO Box 3378
    Honolulu, HI 96801
    Phone:
    808-586-4533










     
    Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
    Sexual Offender Registry
    465 S King St, Room 101
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Phone:
    808-587-3100

    Fax:
    808-857-3024










     
    State Archives
    Iolani Palace Grounds
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Fax:
    808-586-0330










    Administrative Director of Courts
    417 S. King St
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Phone:
    808-539-4900

    Fax:
    808-539-4801










     
    UCC Division
    Bureau of Conveyances
    PO Box 2867
    Honolulu, HI 96803
    Phone:
    808-587-0154

    Fax:
    808-587-4380










    Labor & Industrial Relations
    Disability Compensation Division
    830 Punchbowl St, Room 209
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Phone:
    808-586-9174

    Fax:
    808-586-9219










     
     

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