(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 ...
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The Bureau of Conveyances (BOC) is happy to announce its newest service that will be available from Friday, July 18, 2014.  The Automated Information System or “AIS” will be offered through our main telephone number at (808) 587-0147 and include a simple series of menus providing answers to the questions most often asked about the ...
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Legislative Updates

Posted on May 9, 2014 in Announcements

The following bills passed during FY14 legislation and have an effect on the BOC’s operations. HB1579 Relating to Judgment Liens (Act19) – Clarifies that money judgments are considered valid liens against all real property, including registered property, when recorded in the Bureau of Conveyances. SB2233 Relating to Bureau of Conveyances (Act 47) – Extends the ...
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