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 235
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi 96766
Telephone: (808) 241-4903
Facsimile: (808) 241-6877
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
**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