(Honolulu) - Leslie Kobata, who has served as the Deputy Registrar in the DLNR Bureau of Conveyances since 2011, has been tabbed as the next Registrar. DLNR Chair Suzanne Case said, “Les is an outstanding, innovative, and approachable leader. We are fortunate to retain his decades of private sector, high-level business experience, as the Bureau of Conveyances continues a major modernization initiative directed at making its vital State records easily accessible to the public.
(Honolulu) – The State Bureau of Conveyances, one of the divisions of the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources, is now in the second phase of a four-phase project to convert more than 170 years of vital state records into permanent, digital format. The Hawai‘i Bureau of Conveyances is the only single statewide recording office in the country. It examines, records, and indexes more than 344,000 land and property documents and maps each year and it issues Land Court Certificates of Title and certifies copies of matters of record. On a daily basis, the Bureau of Conveyances inputs 1,100-1,500 documents and its documents date back to 1845.