Hawaii Administrative Director of Courts
Administrative Director of Courts
Hawaii's judiciary is a unified court system under the Hawaii Supreme Court. Civil and criminal court records available from the Hawaii Administrative Director of Courts include the state courts (supreme court, court of appeals), the four circuit courts and the district courts. The judiciary attempts to protect personal identifiers from becoming publicly available online by blocking Social Security numbers, birth dates, home addresses, and home telephone numbers. There are both filed documents and hearings (court minutes) available.
Hawaii Court Record Availability
The web page offers public access to the state's court systems.
Access to Hawaii Court Records
eCourt Kokua and Ho’ohiki are online systems for court record searching under the Hawaii Administrative Director of Courts. eCourt Kokua covers traffic cases, while Ho’ohiki covers civil and criminal case information filed in circuit and family courts and some civil cases in district courts. The information in Ho’ohiki and eCourt Kokua is from official records but does not comprise all information from court records available to the public. Certified court case copies are available from the specific courthouse.
Both online searching systems, eCourt Kokua and Ho’ohiki, are free, but they omit some information available to the public. Both online systems close in early morning hours.
Ho’ohiki civil/criminal records date back to 1978 for Oahu, 1983 for Maui, 1987 for Hawaii and 1988 for Kauai, and eCourt Kokua traffic records to the 1990s.