Resources

Why Documents are Returned

Some documents sent to the Bureau of Conveyances for recording may not adhere to specific rules or statutes and will prevent the recording of the document.

Click Why Documents are Returned? for a sample of the rejection notice that will indicate the specific reason why a document could not be recorded.

QUICK LINKS

Governing Documents
The following copies of Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) and Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) are provided for general informational purposes only.  These are unofficial copies; official copies of the HRS may be obtained by visiting the Hawaii State Legislature website and the official copies of the HAR may be obtained from Lt. Governor website.
HRS Chapter 501 – Land Court Registration
HRS Chapter 502 – Bureau of Conveyances; Recording
HAR Title 13 Chapter 16 – Rules Relating to Conveyances

Department of Taxation
For information regarding Conveyance Tax certificates and/or exemptions.
Department of Taxation

For information regarding a State of Hawaii Tax Lien (i.e. unpaid income tax or general excise tax).
Department of Taxation – Contact Us
**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.

Internal Revenue Service
For information understanding a Federal Tax Lien, visit the IRS website
IRS Tax 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.

Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA)
For more information regarding a CSEA lien.
-Child Support Enforcement Agency
**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.

City and County Property Tax
The State of Hawaii has four counties.  Each County administers real property taxes.  Please visit the applicable county website for more information.  Recorded document numbers can be found at a property’s respective real property tax website.
City & County of Honolulu

-How to find your recorded document number (Honolulu)

County of Hawaii

-How to find your recorded document number (Hawaii)

County of Maui

-How to find your recorded document number (Maui)

County of Kauai

 -How to find your recorded document number (Kauai)