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Updated Bureau of Conveyances website provides online filing and improved document search


HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Bureau of Conveyances has launched two new online services to improve the recording and research of real property transactions in Hawai‘i.

Effective immediately, businesses and individuals can file financing statements, a.k.a. Uniform Commercial Code form 1 (UCC-1) forms completely electronically at

The Bureau’s existing online document search has also been upgraded, enabling anyone performing ownership / licensing research to bypass the public access room and run their searches on the 9.6 million documents 24-hours a day, 7-days-a-week.

“This is the beginning of major modernization efforts at the Bureau which were made possible when electronic storage of documents became a legal option as a result of changes passed by the 2009 Legislature and approved by the Governor,” said DLNR Chairperson Laura H. Thielen. “We are moving quickly to enable the electronic submission of more Bureau documents this year.”

The Bureau examines, records, indexes, and microfilms 300,000 Regular System and Land Court documents and maps annually; issues Land Court certificates of title; certifies copies of matters of record; and researches UCC requests. Hawai‘i is the only state in the nation with a single statewide recording office.

Bureau of Conveyances Online Services provides:

  • Electronic Filing of UCC-1 Filings: Eliminates the need for mail or a physical visit
  • Search the Bureau’s 9.6 million documents online: No need to visit the Public Access Room; run searches any time/day
  • Pay for searches/ filings online: Pay for filings using a credit card or subscriber account with

Hawai‘i’s official Internet portal,, is managed by the Hawai‘i Information Consortium, LLC (HIC). HIC works with state and county agencies to enable them to conduct government business online and improve public access to government information.

Users can access Bureau of Conveyances services at and learn more about Hawai‘i online services at

One Response to “Updated Bureau of Conveyances website provides online filing and improved document search”

  1. Stefan P Schweitzer says:

    Blue Sky was a company that would go the Bureau of Conveyances and get information for you…who does that now?


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