Posted on Apr 3, 2020 in Announcements

As the State continues to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS) will be locking the 1st floor entry/exit doors for the Kalanimoku Building, effective Monday April 6th, 2020 through April 30th, 2020.

COVID-19 UPDATE, CERTIFIED COPIES AND MAPS  (APRIL 3, 2020)     Obtaining Certified Copies Many in the public were coming physically to the Bureau to obtain paper copies of certified documents prior to the office closure to the walk-in public due to COVID-19 that went into effect Wednesday, 3/18/2020.   Until the Governor’s order is lifted and we ...

UPDATE: 3/25/2020 Aloha Valued BOC Customers, First, we hope all is safe for you, your staff and Ohana at home with all of the COVID-19 concerns and with the “stay at home” orders now being issued.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as the BOC does it’s part with social distancing to keep you and ...

The Bureau of Conveyances Public Reference is closed until further notice as precautionary measures due to Covid-19. Please access our online resources at

See “E-Recording” page for more details.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES BUREAU OF CONVEYANCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR LESLIE KOBATA REGISTRAR For Immediate Release February 17, 2017 UPDATE: The effective date for the new fees will be Monday, February 27, 2017.  Below is a listing of what the new fees will be. The Bureau of Conveyances (Bureau) has ...
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(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.

In our continued effort to make document search and retrieval more convenient while balancing the increased cost of processing these requests, please be aware of the following changes to our online document search fees effective November 21, 2016.  On that date, the document search website ( will have a fresh, new look with added features ...
Read More Effective November 21, 2016: Change in Online Document Search Fee