Hawaii criminal background checks can be accomplished by searching an individual by name or fingerprints through the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC). Options for obtaining a person’s criminal record include an online search engine or making a request through the mail (Form HCJDC-073). The more information provided to the Criminal Justice Center, the more reliable the search results will be. A fingerprint-based search is guaranteed to produce accurate search results, as long as the individual has a conviction record.
Cost – $5/search (+ $10 for official report document); $30/record check by mail ($35 for fingerprint-based search)
Laws – § 846-2.7
Step 1 – Background Check Authorization Form
The Fair Credit Report Agency (FCRA) requires that a Background Check Authorization Form be filled out by the subject to acknowledge they have given consent to a CRA to perform a background check. It isn’t necessary to supply a background check authorization form to conduct an online criminal history search.
Step 2 – Go to Hawaii’s Criminal Information Site
A criminal background check can be done online by logging into, or signing up for an account. Navigate to the HCJDC eCrim website. Account holders can enter the necessary login information and proceed to “Step 3”. New users, click Sign Up.
An email address is required to create an online account.
Enter the following information into the appropriate fields before clicking Create Account:
- First name
- Last name
- Email address
- Security question and answer
- Zip code
- Phone number(s)
Step 3 – Perform Search
Once a user logs on, they can search for convictions records by entering a person’s first name, last name, SSN, date of birth, and gender. Not all the fields are required but the more information that is provided, the more accurate the search results will be. This search comes with a $5 fee.
Step 4 – Select Payment Type
Choose either credit card, subscriber, or store payment option to continue.
Step 5 – Payment Information
Enter the following information to authorize the payment:
- Email address
- Phone number
- Cardholder name
- Card type
- Card number
- Card security code
- Expiration date
- Billing address
Step 6 – Select Subject
Depending on how detailed the search was, the results may yield one (1) name, multiple names, or no names at all (if the search subject has no convictions). A person’s conviction record can be obtained by clicking their name.
Step 6 – Obtain Record
An additional $10 will be charged for users who wish to view a person’s criminal record. Click Add to Cart to proceed to the payment option. Follow the same payment procedures outlined in steps “4” and “5”.
Step 7 – View Record
The subject’s criminal record and conviction information will be displayed on the screen. Users have the option to download the report as a PDF and/or print out a copy.