Posted on Aug 3, 2023 in Announcements, Main, slider

Please be aware that Public Reference Room hours could change on short notice due to staffing shortages.   This will include some lunch hour closures. We thank you in advance for your understanding and support.


Posted on Mar 23, 2022 in Announcements, Main, slider

Effective Monday 3/28/2022, the Bureau of Conveyance offices will be open to the public with unrestricted access, no appointments necessary.  Offices are closed for all State holidays.  Click here for the dates. Continued mask wearing in the Bureau of Conveyance offices is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED and GREATLY APPRECIATED. We appreciate everyone’s patience due to the unknown ...

The Land Court deregistration process changes with the passage of HB 244. Click here for new procedures. Additional information can be found on the DAGS Land Survey website link  ( ) under “LAND COURT DEREGISTRATION” pertaining to Act 187.“  


Posted on May 15, 2020 in Announcements

MAPS The Bureau continues to look for ways to increase access to its resources while maintaining safety measures for the public and staff.  This includes preparations for “virtual access” of maps and we are happy to announce beginning May 18, 2020, the public may request for digital copies of condominium maps online and receive the ...

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 ...
Read More UPDATE: 02/17/2017 Administrative Rules Amendments

(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