General Public

Obtaining Copies of Documents

  • For documents recorded prior to 1992 research can be conducted in our Public Reference Room located at 1151 Punchbowl St, room #123, every business day from 8:15AM to 4:15PM, except State Holidays.
  • For documents recorded from 1992 up until 60 days prior to today, go to BOC.ehawaii.gov
  • Search by grantor/grantee name OR document number
  • Copies can be downloaded at a fee of $1 per page
  • To find your document number based on a tax map key go to our Resources page
  • For documents recorded within the past 60 days, send a written request using this form.  You MUST include the check number used to pay for the recording fees.

Name and/or Tenancy Change

  • Changing your name or tenancy on a property can have serious personal, estate and tax implications.
  • The Bureau of Conveyances highly recommends that you seek the help of a licensed legal professional or title company who works regularly with real property conveyances to ensure that your documents meet your personal situation as well as the State’s recording standards.

**Please note, The Bureau of Conveyances does not provide the following:

  • Advice and/or assistance in completing documents for recording
  • Pre-printed forms
  • Research assistance

How To Check If My Release of Mortgage Has Been Filed

  • Generally the lender holding your mortgage is responsible for recording the proper documentation with the Bureau of Conveyances.
  • You can verify that a “Release” was recorded by visiting our document search website and searching by Grantor or Grantee name or by the specific document number and looking for the document type “Release”.

Bureau of Conveyances’ Role with Liens

  • The Bureau of Conveyances has NO responsibility for creating or removing liens, it is the sole responsibility of the property owner and the lienor or filer of the lien.
  • Contact the filing entity directly for detailed information regarding the lien.  (For example, contact the Internal Revenue Service and/or Hawaii Department of Taxation for unpaid tax liens.)
  • If your lien was satisfied or paid off and does not have a recorded “Release”, you must work with the lienor to get this “Release” document issued and recorded with the Bureau of Conveyances.
  • You can verify if a “Release” has been recorded by visiting our document search website.