* Because of COVID-19, access into HCJDC is restricted to no more than two (2) people at a time to ensure proper social distancing. All individuals entering HCJDC must be wearing a face mask. For any providers requiring person to person contact, a COVID-19 questionnaire has to be completed, and your temperature has to be taken prior to entry into HCJDC. To ensure safe and timely service, please call the Criminal History Records Check Section at 808-587-3279 to schedule a consultation or to answer questions you might have before returning to HCJDC.

A criminal history record check is a hunt of somebody ‘s criminal history by name or fingerprints. The Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center issues criminal history record checks, sometimes Known as a "Police Clearance" or "Police Abstract" for the State of Hawaii. This is only going to include adult criminal conviction information. Arrest records that have resulted in convictions (found guilty) are considered public record and are available at Public Access websites across the state and at the Adult Criminal Conviction Information (eCrim) Internet Site. Arrest records that have resulted in non-convictions or are still pending, are considered confidential and not accessible to the general public.

You may get an instant criminal history record check online at http://ecrim.ehawaii.gov. The criminal history record report will be emailed once payment is received online. But, please check if the bureau you will be submitting the clearance to takes online printouts. If they do not, you will have to mail your payment and request into the Criminal History Record Checks (CHRC) Unit.

Requests for a criminal history record check can be mailed to:

Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center Attn: CHRC Unit 465 S. King Street, Room 102 Honolulu, HI 96813.

Please include the name, date of birth, and social security number (optional) of the person you’re interested in. There is a $30 fee (U.S. funds) for every record check processed best background check for employers from the CHRC Unit. Payment has to be made by money order or cashier’s check and made payable to "State of Hawaii". Results should be mailed to you in 7-10 days.

Criminal history record checks processed from the CHRC Unit will have our embossed division seal. Please indicate on your request if you’d like to have the outcomes notarized and/or accredited. There is an extra $20 fee for each certification.

Should you have any questions, please refer to the FAQ section.