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Hawaii - Free Public Records

When available, records can be searched either by accessing free public records online via the record holders database or by requesting a copy from the agency holding the record - usually for a small fee.  Or, you can check out someone's background online right now using our connections to a worldwide network of databases.
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Driving Records

Motor Vehicle Safety Office
Honolulu, HI

License: A copy can only be obtained in person at one of their offices.

Registration: All registrations are considered to be confidential unless it is your own.

Driving records are available by mail. Fee per request. Written request must include full name, date of birth and license number. If requesting more than one record at a time, requests must be double spaced, and in alphabetical order.

State Vehicle Information

Motor Vehicle Safety Office
Honolulu, HI 96817

Hawaii state law restricts access to state motor vehicle files for commercial purposes.

Worker's Compensation

Dept of Labor & Industrial Relations
Honolulu, HI 96813

Worker's Compensation records are currently unavailable for employee screening purposes.

Accountancy Board

Hawaii Board of Public Accountancy
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3469

Will confirm licenses by phone. Include name.

Secretary of State

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Service agent and address, date incorporated, and trade names are available by phone or mail. No fee.

Vital Statistics
Vital Records

Hawaii Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Honolulu, HI 96801-9984

Birth and death records are available for a fee. State office has records from 1800's. Turnaround time is 3-4 weeks.

Marriage records are available for a fee. Allow two to three weeks turnaround time. Include name, marriage date, spouse's name, maiden name, place of event, reason for request, and relationship to registrant.

Divorce records are available. Check or money order payable to state Department of Health. Include name, place where divorce granted. Records at state level are from 1951 to present. Records prior to 1951 are available at Surrogate Court level. A release is required.

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Department of Land & Natural Resources
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Boat Registration

Harbors Division

Department of Transportation
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Child Support Enforcement

Department of the Attorney General
Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
Honolulu, HI 96813

On the island of Oahu:

Child Support Enforcement Agency
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

On the island of Hawaii:

Hilo Child Support Enforcement Agency
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Telephone No. (808) 933-4425

On the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai:

Maui Child Support Enforcement Agency
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

Family Support Branch
Wailuku, HI 96793

On the island of Kauai:
Kauai Child Support Enforcement Agency
Lihue, Hawaii 96766

State Clearing Houses for Missing Children

Hawaii State Clearinghouse on Missing Children
Department of the Attorney General
Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
Honolulu, HI 96813

Adoption Records

Dept of Social Services and Housing
Family Court, First Circuit
Honolulu HI 96811-3498

Those adopted or relinquished in the state of Hawaii may submit a "Request to Inspect Confidential Adoption Records" of the Family Court.

Information on how to apply for a genealogy request.

State Reunion Registry
None Available

Archives/Record Holdings

Hawaii State Archives
Department of Accounting and General Services
Kekauluohi Building
Iolani Palace Grounds
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

VA Regional Offices

VA Med & RO Center
Honolulu, HI 96850

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County Jail Inmate Locator

Department of Justice, Federal Prison System

Use this page to locate a Federal inmate incarcerated from 1982 to present
For information on Federal inmates released before 1982: Released Before 1982 Page.

If you find any of the information on the is page to be incorrect, please email the webmaster.
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