Courts on Oahu and Kauai to Close Due to Inclement Weather

State courthouses and Judiciary offices on Oahu and Kauai will be closed on Friday, August 8, due to inclement weather projected by the National Weather Service. The closures include the Offices of the Public Guardian, Children’s Justice Centers, the Administrative Driver’s License Revocation and Drivers Education Offices. The closure does not include the Hale Hoomalu Juvenile Detention Center on Oahu.

Furthermore, hearings at Molokai and Lanai District Court scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, will also be cancelled and rescheduled due to safety concerns about traveling between islands during the anticipated inclement weather.

The Chief Justice issued an order extending deadlines (see bottom of page) on the cases that are affected. All documents due during the court closure will be considered timely if filed by the close of business on Monday, August 11. Hearings or trials cancelled due to the closure of the courts shall be rescheduled to the next available date with due regard for any statutory mandates.

As a reminder, Big Island and Maui County courthouses closed August 7 (today) beginning at noon and will remain closed through Friday, August 8, due to the severe weather. The closures include the Children’s Justice Centers, Offices of the Public Guardian, and Driver’s Education Offices on Hawaii Island and Maui County. In addition, Drivers Education classes scheduled on Maui County for August 7 will be cancelled and rescheduled. Family Court hearings scheduled at the Molokai Courthouse on Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8 will be rescheduled to Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29.

All courthouses and Judiciary offices are expected to reopen for business as usual on Monday, August 11. We will provide updates if there are any changes or additional closures.

Related Links

Orders Extending Deadlines Issued by Chief Justice

For more information, contact the public affairs office at 808-539-4909 or via email at pao@courts.state.hi.us.

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