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Hawaii Background Check Resources

Background checks are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of Hawaii, public records are readily available to anyone wishing to obtain them through appropriate official state agency channels. Background checks are instrumental in the parties' ability to enter into various legally binding contracts, and as such, are always a good idea. Background checks generally require a written permission prior to performing the inquiry. Occasionally, it is possible to obtain such reports without permission, but the results may lack in-depth details.

If the background check adversely affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must provide a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer's rights under FCRA, and allow the consumer reasonable time to contest the report. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft, some states (i. e. California) may now require the employer to provide a copy of the background check report to the consumer regardless of its content.

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.



Governor's Office

Attorney General's Office

Legislative Records

State Archives
Criminal Records
Criminal Justice Data Center
465 S. King St. Rm 101
Honolulu HI 96813
(808) 587-3106
(fax number not provided)

Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center

Driving Records
Traffic Violations Bureau
1111 Alakea St
Honolulu HI 96813
(808) 538-5530
(808) 538-5520

Vehicle Ownership Information
(not available to the public)

Vital Statistics
(birth, death, divorce, marriage)
State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
PO Box 3378
Honolulu HI 96801
(808) 586-4533
(808) 568-4606 (fax)

Business/Corporate Records
CCorporation Commission
Business Registration Division
PO Box 40
Honolulu HI 96810
(808) 586-2727
(808) 586-2733 (fax)

Business Names

Workers Compensation Information
Labor and Industrial Relations Dept.
Disability Compensation Division
830 Punchbowl St.
Honolulu HI 96813
(808) 586-9174
(808) 586-9219 (fax)

UCCs and Federal Tax Liens
UCC Division
Bureau of Conveyances
PO Box 2867
Honolulu HI 96803
(808) 587-0154
(808) 587-0136 (fax)

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

Note: Government agencies are continually updating and expanding online access to their records; consequently, this page is continually updated and expanded. Check back for the latest information!

City-County Cross Index

Hawaii Court Records (Click on "Courts")

Hawaii County
25 Aupuni St., Room 209
Hilo, HI 96720-4252
(808) 961-7404

Honolulu County
777 Punchbowl St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 539-4300

Kauai County
3059 Umi Street
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 246-3300

Maui County
2145 Main St. #106
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 244-2929

Property Assessor