Business customers such as title companies, banks or lenders, credit bureaus or attorneys may find the information below helpful.
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 here for a sample of the rejection notice that will indicate the specific reason why a document could not be recorded.
- The Bureau of Conveyances offers electronic recording or e-Recording services for both Regular System and Land Court documents.
- Visit our e-Recording page for details regarding the approved vendors who can provide e-Recording services.
**Effective Tuesday, 10/17/17, we will begin accepting Land Court documents.**
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 (TMK), 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.
Confirming Mailed Documents were Recorded
- Include a copy of the original document with a postage paid self-addressed envelope. The copy will be labeled with document number, date and time of recording and mailed back upon recordation.
- If you mailed the document without a copy and postage paid envelope, or are trying to confirm recording prior to receiving the copy, call (808) 587-0140 or (808) 587-0030, with the check number that was used to pay for your recording fees.