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eCourt* Kokua

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.

How to Purchase Documents

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
    3PC-15-1-123–> 3PC151000123
  • 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)

  • Examples:
    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:

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.

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eCourt Kokua System Availability

Monday to Saturday – 4 a.m. to midnight and Sunday – noon to midnight, Hawaii Standard Time (HST). Kokua availability

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We support the two most recent major versions of the following browsers:

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Firefox (Mozilla)
Safari (Apple)
Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
IE (Microsoft, until Jun-2022)

Mobile versions of Chrome, Safari, and native Android browsers do work, but support is limited to desktop clients.

Supported PDF:
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Acrobat Standard 2017 or higher
Acrobat Pro 2020 or higher

eCourt* Kokua Network Troubleshooting

For corporate users who are experiencing errors when trying to access the site via the new url:

To be able to access the new site and its performance improvements you will have to request that the Company IT department resolve why you are unable to make a connection to: http://jimspss1.courts.state.hi.us:8080/eCourt/

Companies that block all but specific addresses to prevent internet surfing or block all non-standard ports (8080 is considered nonstandard) may experience an error. This is something that must be resolved with that Company’s IT department. The average home user or law office will not experience this error.

For users who are encountering problems with the CAPTCHA feature on the Disclaimer page, please refer to the operating system and browser version recommendations above.

eCourt* Kokua Questions

For questions call 808-539-4909 Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays, or email the question to: pao@courts.hawaii.gov.

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