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Hawaii County encompasses the entire Big Island, without any incorporated cities within its boundaries. As of the 2010 census, there were 185,079 residents living within Hawaii County. The county, which was founded in 1905, represents a unique culture as a part of America’s history. Learning about the people who have lived and died in this county since its beginning often starts with a Hawaii County public records search. The good news is that nearly all of the vital records for the area can be found within a single location, making it simple to successfully launch a free public records search for Hawaii County.

To ensure a successful search of public records in Hawaii County, HI, follow these tips:

  • Inquiries regarding records are accepted in person, by mail or online.
  • Phone requests, emails and faxed inquiries will not be honored.
  • Access to certain vital records is restricted to authorized individuals.
  • Proof of identification and relationship to subject of search is required.
  • The county will offer verification letters in lieu of certified copies of documents.
  • Hawaii County Public Records Search: Access Restrictions

    Like many states across the U.S., Hawaii has laws regarding who can access public records in Hawaii County. Birth, death, marriage and divorce records are all restricted in this state to those who are on the document, immediate family members or those who have a direct and tangible interest in the record. Personal representatives – whether individuals or entities - of any of the above are also eligible for access, if they have the legal authority to do so.

    Hawaii County death and marriage certificates may also be provided in situations where eligibility for insurance or other benefits must be determined.

    Hawaii County Public Records Coordinated at Single Location

    A free public records search for Hawaii County, HI is a relatively simply undertaking, since most of the vital records for this area are stored under a single umbrella. The Hawaii Department of Health is the primary location for birth, death, marriage, civil union and divorce records for the entire state, including Hawaii County. This central agency, located in Honolulu, offers a streamlined process for obtaining Hawaii public records, through in-person visits and mail requests. Limited access is also available through a new online system. The agency can issue certified copies and verification letters for all the documents they currently have on file.

    Hawaii County Public Records Online Offer Convenience

    Finding Big Island public records online has become a popular way to trace a family tree or locate and request specific documents for other purposes. The online service is offered directly through the Hawaii Department of Health, allowing interested individuals to both search for and request documents of all kinds right from the comfort of home. The time frame from when a document is requested and when it is received is currently around three weeks. There is a fee for copies, as well as an additional small fee for electronic processing.



     
    County of Hawaii Resources & Statistics
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    Population:
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    Under 18:
    38,989

     
    Over 65:
    23,429

     
    Employed:
    97,248

     
    Land in Square Miles:
    4,028.02

     
    Acres of Farms:
    821,276

     
    Births:
    2,305

     
    Deaths:
    1,246

     
    Infant Deaths:
    17

     
     
    Murder:
    0

     
    Forcible Rape:
    0

     
    Robbery:
    0

     
    Assault:
    0

     
    Total Violent Crime:
    N/A

     
    Burglary:
    0

     
    Larceny \ Theft:
    0

     
    Motor Vehicle Theft:
    0

     
    Total Property Crime:
    N/A

     
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