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1) Visit A Courthouse

 If you are able to go to the courthouse in person and would like to view and/or purchase court documents, please follow the steps below. 

STEP 1:         

To help expedite the process, please have the following information ready in order to view or purchase copies of case documents: 1) case number 2) and the title or description of document you are requesting to purchase and/or view.

Here is a copy of the form, you will be asked to fill out when requesting a case document.

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), here is a sample of the Request Form below:

Neighbor Island Request Form

You may visit eCourt Kokua or Ho’ohiki to access the FREE online case information databases.  If you do not have access to a computer or Internet, free access is provided at a designated computer at the courthouse, at the court’s Law Library, or at a library near you.

It is important to note that requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Requests involving multiple files or documents, files on microfilm, and files stored off-site may require additional fees, costs and processing time.

STEP 2:

It is generally best to obtain case documents at the courthouse in the jurisdiction where the complaint/petition was filed or where the infraction/crime took place.  Please see the list of locations below, which are open during regular business hours between 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.:

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
Email: HoohikiHelp@courts.Hawaii.gov

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

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


ISLANDS OF MAUI, MOLOKAI and LANAI – Second Circuit

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 coming soon ]
74-5451 Kamakaeha Avenue
Kona, Hawaii 96740
Fax: 808-322-8730 
Email: konalegaldocs.3cc@courts.hawaii.gov


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: mailto:LegalDocs.5CC@courts.hawaii.gov for Circuit and Family Court document requests
Email: LegalDocs.5DC@courts.hawaii.gov 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.