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Landlord-Tenant Reference Guide

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This reference guide identifies selected sources on landlord-tenant issues in Hawai‘i. Resources listed in this guide are available at all of the court libraries in the Hawai‘i State Law Library System, unless otherwise noted. This finding aid is not exhaustive, and is meant to be used as a starting point for research on this topic.

Notes: The information in brackets [ ] indicates the call number. SCLL=Supreme Court Law Library on Oahu, 2d=Maui, 3d=Hilo, K=Kona, 5th=Kauai.
The Library staff is prohibited by law from giving legal advice. Please consult an attorney if you need such services.

Primary Sources | Secondary Sources | Agencies & Organizations | Internet Resources | Seminars | Electronic Resources

Primary Sources (Laws, Rules, Selected Forms)

  1. Chapter 521-Landlord-Tenant Code in:
  2. Title 42, Chapter 45-Fair Housing in:
  3. Rules of the District Court of the State of Hawai‘i in:
  4. Landlord-Tenant Claims

    Brief summaries of the law regarding selected landlord-tenant issues, from the Hawai‘i State Judiciary website. Includes links to forms for all Hawaii District Courts.

  5. LegalForms

    Selected Landlord-Tenant forms available from the Hawaii State Public Library System website.
    Under the "A-Z" tab, select "Legal Forms". HSPLS card and PIN number required.

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Secondary Sources

  1. Encyclopedias:
  2. Manuals:
  3. Finding Aids/Indexes:

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Agencies and Organizations

  1. Honolulu District Court Civil Division
    1111 Alakea Street, Third Floor
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    (808) 538-5151

  2. 2nd Circuit Court Service Center
    2145 Main Street
    Wailuku, HI 96793
    (808) 244-2706

  3. Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
    Landlord-Tenant Information
    (808) 586-2634 (7:45 am – Noon)
    (808) 587-1234 (Consumer Dial - Residential Landlord-Tenant Code Messages)

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Internet Resources

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Electronic Resources

These resources are available for public use at the Hawai‘i State Law Libraries at no charge. Printing is 15˘ per page.

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