Accessing a Government Record

The Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), Chapter 92F, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes ("UIPA"), is Hawaiʻi's Public Records Law. The Office of Information Practices ("OIP") was created by the Hawaiʻi State Legislature in 1988 to administer the UIPA.

For more information, please visit the State of Hawaiʻi, Office of Information Practices.

To access a public record in the County of Kauaʻi, please complete the "Request to Access a Government Record" form and submit to the proper County of Kauaʻi Agency/Department you are requesting the record from.

*Pursuant to the UIPA, you may be charged fees for the services that the Agency/Department must perform when processing your record request, including fees for making photocopies and other lawful fees.  The first $30.00 of fees charged for searching for a record, reviewing, and segregating will not be charged to you.  Any amount over $30.00 will be charged to you.  Fees are as follows:

Search for a Record $2.50 for 15 minutes
Review and Segregation of a Record $5.00 for 15 minutes


For information related to requests of the Executive Branch (Office of the Mayor, Executive Departments, and Executive Agencies), please contact:

Public Information Office
Lihuʻe Civic Center, Moʻikeha Building
4444 Rice Street, Suite 230
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi 96766
Telephone:  (808) 241-4909
Facsimile:  (808) 241-6877
E-mail: publicinformation@kauai.gov


For requests specific to the Legislative Branch (County Council and Office of the County Clerk), please submit the completed UIPA request form to:

Office of the County Clerk
4396 Rice Street, Suite 209
Līhuʻe, Hawaiʻi   96766
Telephone:  (808) 241-4188
Facsimile:  (808) 241-6349
E-mail:  cokcouncil@kauai.gov   

**Pursuant to Section 4.2 of the Kauaʻi County Code 1987, as amended, all Agencies/Departments of the County of Kauaʻi shall impose and collect a reproduction fee which is requested by any person for private use.  The Office of the County Clerk fee structure is as follows:

Sale List Items (Ordinances, Etc.) $0.10 for each page rounded to the nearest $0.25
Minutes, Committee Reports, Etc. $0.50 per page for the first ten (10) pages and $0.25 per page thereafter

Grant Funding (Federal & Private / Non-Profit Awards)

 TitleDescription
Expenditures of Federal Awards Fiscal Year 2014For the Period Ended June 30, 2014
Expenditures of Federal Awards Fiscal Year 2015For the Period Ended June 30, 2015
Expenditures of Federal Awards Fiscal Year 2013For the Period Ended June 30, 2013
Expenditures of Federal Awards Fiscal Year 2012For the Period Ended June 30, 2012
Expenditures of Federal Awards Fiscal Year 2011For the Period Ended June 30, 2011
Expenditures of Federal Awards Fiscal Year 2010For the Period Ended June 30, 2010
Expenditures of Federal Awards Fiscal Year 2009For the Period Ended June 30, 2009
Expenditures of Federal Awards Fiscal Year 2008For the Period Ended June 30, 2008
Expenditures of Federal Awards Fiscal Year 2007For the Period Ended June 30, 2007
Expenditures of Federal Awards Fiscal Year 2006For the Period Ended June 30, 2006
Funds to Private Organizations & Non-Profit Awards Fiscal Year 2014For the Period Ended June 30, 2014
Funds to Private Organizations & Non-Profit Awards Fiscal Year 2013For the Period Ended June 30, 2013
Funds to Private Organizations & Non-Profit Awards Fiscal Year 2012For the Period Ended June 30, 2012

Federal / State Lobbying Initiatives

State Lobbying Efforts:
For a list of the County of Kauaʻi’s registered lobbyists at the State level, agency lobbying contracts, State of Hawaiʻi Registered Lobbyists, etc., please visit the Hawaiʻi State Ethics Commission Website.

The County of Kauaʻi did not contract for a State Lobbyist in Fiscal Year 2014 or Fiscal Year 2015.
Fiscal Year 2013 State Lobbyist Contract

Federal Lobbying Efforts:
For a list of the County of Kauaʻi’s registered lobbyists at the Federal level, agency lobbying contracts, registered Federal Lobbyists, etc. please visit the United States Senate, Office of Public Records Website for the Lobbying Disclosure Act Database.

Fiscal Year 2016 Federal Lobbyist Contract
Fiscal Year 2015 Federal Lobbyist Contract
Fiscal Year 2014 Federal Lobbyist Contract
Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Lobbyist Contract Amendment #1
Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Lobbyist Contract

For additional information on Federal or State Lobbying Efforts, please contact:

County of Kauaʻi
Office of Boards & Commissions
4444 Rice Street, Suite 150
Līhuʻe, Hawaiʻi  96766
Telephone:  (808) 241-4917
Facsimile:  (808) 241-5127

The County of Kauaʻi is also a member of the Hawaiʻi State Association of Counties (HSAC), Western Interstate Region (WIR), and National Association of Counties (NACo) for which the respective Association may lobby on behalf of the County of Kauaʻi.  

Fiscal Year 2016
Fiscal Year 2015
Fiscal Year 2014
Fiscal Year 2013
Fiscal Year 2012