Cases Available on eCourt* Kokua
Traffic; District Court, Circuit Court, and Family Court criminal; District Court, Circuit Court, and Family Court civil; Land Court and Tax Appeal Court; Intermediate Court of Appeals; and Supreme Court.
District Court civil cases: Only new documents filed starting October 7, 2019, will be available for download and purchase online through eCourt Kokua.
Circuit Court civil cases: Only new documents filed starting October 28, 2019, will be available for download and purchase online through eCourt Kōkua.
Land Court and Tax Appeal Court cases: Only new documents filed starting November 18, 2019, will be available for download and purchase online through eCourt Kokua.
Family Court civil cases: Only new documents filed starting April 25, 2022, will be available for download and purchase online through eCourt Kokua.
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How to Access Old Cases Using the New ID Format in eCourt Kokua (Click here to reveal content)
Very old migrated cases may have Case IDs comprised of 1 to 5-digits. To search in JIMS / JEFS / eCourt Kokua you must add the Circuit, Case Type and leading zeroes for a total of 12 alpha/numeric characters. Include a single numeric digit for the Circuit (1-First Circuit, 2-Second Circuit, 3-Third Circuit, 5-Fifth Circuit).
- Example: 8 –> 1CU000000008, 12345 –> 1PC000012345
For other migrated cases, the entire Case ID up to 12 alpha/numeric characters must be entered, without hyphens, when searching by Case ID in JIMS / JEFS / eCourt Kokua.
Include the first numeric digit for the Circuit (1-First Circuit, 2-Second Circuit, 3-Third Circuit, 5-Fifth Circuit).
Note: New two-digit Case Types in JIMS/JEFS are presented in the examples below. Land Court and Tax Appeal Court cases always begin with “1” such as 1LD or 1TX.
- Criminal Case Examples
CR-15-1-5678 –> 1PC151005678
FCCR-15-1-1234 –> 2FC151001234
1FCCR-16-1-2345 –> 1FC161002345
- District Court Civil Case Examples
RC-16-1-123 –> 1RC161000123
SC-16-1-456 –> 2SC161000456
SS-16-1-789 –> 2SS161000789
SN-16-1-123 –> 3SN161000123
SD-16-1-456 –> 5SD161000456
- Circuit Court Civil Case Examples
CIV-16-1-123 –> 1CC161000123
SP-16-1-456 –> 2SP161000456
ML-16-1-789 –> 3ML161000789
SPP-16-1-123 –> 5PR161000123
LAW-00-0-16384 –> 1LW000016384
- Estate and Probate Case in Circuit Court Examples
EQ-00-0-932 –> 1EQ000000932
G-16-1-123 –> 2LG161000123
P-16-1-456 –> 3LP161000456
SE-16-1-789 –> 5SE161000789
SG-16-1-123 –> 1SG161000123
TR-16-1-456 –> 2TR161000456
T-16-1-789 –> 3TS161000789
C-16-1-123 –> 5CP161000123
CG-16-1-456 –> 1CG161000456
- Land Court and Tax Appeal Court Case Examples
LD-16-1-123 –> 1LD161000123
TX-16-1-456 –> 1TX161000456
- Family Court Civil Case Examples
Click here for First Circuit examples
Click here for Third Circuit examples
CU-22-1-456 -> 2CU221000456
UF-22-1-700 -> 2UF221000700
AA-22-1-789 -> 2AA221000789
PA-22-1-012 -> 5PA221000012
DV-00-0-7128 -> 2DV000007128
5CU20-1-3 -> 5CU201000003
5DV21-1-111 -> 5DV211000111
In JIMS/JEFS, Criminal cases created starting 01/23/17 and Civil cases created starting 10/07/19 can be searched by entering the full case ID with hyphens in the format of:
Circuit No (1 digit), Circuit / District / Family indicator (1 character), Case Type (2 characters), dash, Year (2 digits), dash, sequence number (7 digits, you may omit leading zeroes)
1CPC-17-0000001 — 1CPC-17-0000001 or 1CPC-17-1
1CCV-19-0000001 — 1CCV-19-0000001 or 1CCV-19-1
1FDV-22-0000001 — 1FDV-22-0000001 or 1FDV-22-1
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If you are a Judiciary Electronic Filing and Service System (JEFS) user and need to get documents in your active cases you may download or print documents without cost from your “manage cases” screen.
If you are not a JEFS user and want to access case documents, check to see if there is a PDF icon displayed next to the docket entry in eCourt Kokua. This means it is available online for purchase.
Not all public documents are available online and most traffic documents are available only at the courthouse. If there is no PDF icon displayed next to the docket entry, please click on the appropriate link below to get information on hard copy case files.
Most courthouses have public access terminals where you can view the documents on-screen at no charge. If you want hard copies, individual documents from 1-30 pages cost a flat rate of $3. If the document exceeds 30 pages then each additional page costs $.10.
For details on public access terminals and hard copy case file availability, please click on the relevant link below:
- Appellate Courts and First Circuit (City and County of Honolulu)
- Second Circuit (Maui County)
- Third Circuit (Hawaii County)
- Fifth Circuit (Kauai County)
Non-refundable subscriptions are available for $125 per quarter or $500 per year. This non-refundable subscription entitles the subscriber to unlimited single downloads of public documents with a PDF icon. Do not subscribe unless you are sure you want a non-refundable subscription. Your money will not be refunded.
While we strive to make the documents available soon after online purchase, there may be times when there are delays in document processing.