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3) Submit a Written Request to Access/Purchase a Court Record

If you are not able to go to the courthouse in person and would like to purchase court documents, please submit a written request to purchase court records by following the steps below.  Access to confidential cases and/or documents may require prior approval by the court.  


Please fill out a Written Request to Access/Purchase a Court Record.  Please provide all information requested.  Incomplete forms may cause extended delays in processing.  If your case is from Oahu (First Circuit), please see the Request Forms below. 

Oahu (First Circuit) Request Forms:
Circuit and Family Court Cases
District Court Cases

If your case is from Maui County (Second Circuit), Hawai`i County (Third Circuit), or Kauai (Fifth Circuit), please use the Request Form below:
Neighbor Island Request Form

STEP 2:        

Please send the completed form to the court which maintains custody of the case (in the jurisdiction where the complaint/petition was filed or where the infraction/crime took place). 

Please do not send any monies with your completed form.  An invoice outlining the applicable fees and costs associated with your request including return USPS delivery postage and handling fees will be e-mailed or USPS mailed to you.  Prepayment of all INVOICED fees and costs is required before copies and/or services are rendered.  Acceptable forms of payment are limited to money order, cashiers’ or certified checks. 

Below is a list of mailing addresses and fax numbers to the respective legal documents branches.  Some offices also accept request forms by email, and their email addresses are included below:

ISLAND OF OAHU – First Circuit
Circuit Court
Ka`ahumanu Hale [ map ]
Legal Documents Branch
777 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-5093
Fax: 808-539-4314

Family Court
Ronald T. Y. Moon Judiciary Complex [ map ]
Legal Documents Branch
4675 Kapolei, Hawai`i 96707-3272
Fax: 808-954-8333

District Court
Kauikeaouli Hale [ map ]
Legal Documents Branch – Files & Services
1111 Alakea Street
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813-2801
Phone: 808 538-5149
Requests by mail only

Kauikeaouli Hale [ map ]
Traffic Violations Bureau
1111 Alakea Street
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813-2801
Phone: 808 538-5100
Click for the Types of Traffic Records Available for Purchase
Click for Traffic Abstracts & Traffic Court Reports


Second Circuit Courts
Hoapili Hale [ map ]
Legal Documents Branch
2145 Main Street
Wailuku, Maui 96793-1679
Fax: 808-244-2932

ISLAND OF HAWAI`I – Third Circuit

Third Circuit Courts – Hilo
Hale Kaulike [ map ]
Legal Documents Branch
777 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, Hawai`i 96720-4212

Third Circuit Courts – Kona
Legal Documents Branch
Keahuolū Courthouse [ map ]
74-5451 Kamakaeha Avenue
Kona, Hawaii 96740
Fax: 808-322-8730

ISLAND OF KAUAI – Fifth Circuit

Fifth Circuit Courts
Pu`uhonoa Kaulike Building [ map ]
3970 Ka`ana Street
Lihue, Kauai 96766-1256
Fax: 808-482-2553
Email: for Circuit and Family Court document requests
Email: for District Court CIVIL document requests
For District Court of the Fifth Circuit CRIMINAL documents, direct your request to COURT SERVICES.
For District Court of the Fifth Circuit TRAFFIC documents, direct your request to the TRAFFIC DIVISION.