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How To Obtain A Police Motor Vehicle Accident Report

Posted by Jeffrey Foster | Feb 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the first steps in a Hawaii auto accident case is to obtain the police report.   

It is important to obtain the police report of the incident as soon as possible after the accident. In many Hawaii jurisdictions, the police department has ten (10) days from the date the request is received to provide the report.

Below you will find resources available to assist you in obtaining a police report for your accident:

On Hawaii Island:

Requests for police reports may be made in person or by calling any of the district stations listed below. Written requests may be mailed to the Records and Identification Section, Hawaii Police Department, 349 Kapi‘olani Street, Hilo, 96720.  Requestors will be called when reports are ready, and the reports may be picked up at any of the district stations listed below. Reports may also be mailed to the requesting party if the request includes a pre-addressed, postage paid, return envelope.

If picking up a report for another person, a letter of authorization from the requesting party is required.

Honokaʻa Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 775-7533

Laupāhoehoe Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 962-2120

Hilo Station (Records Section) (7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) 961-2233

Pāhoa Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 966-5835

Nāʻālehu Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 939-2520

Kona Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 326-4646, Ext. 286

Waimea Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 887-3080

Kapaʻau Station (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 889-6540

Note: The main office for the island wide Police Records Department is located at the Hilo Station ((808) 961-2233). It is often easiest to contact them directly, any and all reports are processed through this department upon completion.

For more information, visit the Hawaii Police Department website:          

            http://www.hawaiipolice.com/services/police-reports

On Maui:

The Maui Police Records Department can be contacted at: (808) 244-6355

Fees: photocopies are $0.25 per page.

Payment: accept cash (no bills over $20.00 please), personal checks, money orders, and cashier's checks.

Complete a police report request form which can be found here: 

http://co.maui.hi.us/DocumentCenter/View/4136

Mail or present the completed form to: 

Maui Police Department Records Section

55 Mahalani St.

Wailuku, HI. 96793

Check out the Maui Police Records Department webpage for more information:

            http://co.maui.hi.us/index.aspx?NID=443http://co.maui.hi.us/index.aspx?NID=443

On Oahu:

You can request a copy of a police report in person at the Honolulu Police Department, Records and Identification Division, 801 S. Beretaina Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 between 7:45 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Records Division is closed on weekends and State/Federal holidays.

If you want to request a copy of a police report by mail, you must mail your written request to the address above. Be sure to include the information required and your contact information (email address and phone number). You will be contacted regarding the cost of your request.

To obtain a copy of a report, you must provide the following:

The name(s) and address(es) of the complainant / victim / involved party.

Police report number, if known.

The date/time of occurrence.

A notarized release from the involved party if the request is from a third party.

A birth or death certificate from the involved party may be needed.

Generally, most police reports are releasable once all investigative processes have been completed and closed. The cost of a copy of a report is $0.50 for the first page and $0.25 for each additional page. 

For more information contact the Honolulu Police Records and Identification Division at: (808) 723-3258.

Or visit their webpage at:

            http://www.honolulupd.org/information/index.php?page=reports

On Kauai:

Contact the Kauai Police Records Department for more details

3990 Kaana Street, Suite 200

Lihue, HI. 96766

(808) 241-1661
         

Or visit their webpage at:

            http://www.kauai.gov/Government/Departments-Agencies/Police-   Department/Administrative-Technical-Bureau

On Lanai:

Contact the Lanai Police Department for more details

            855 Fraser Ave.

            Lanai City, Lanai, HI. 96763

            (808) 565-6428 or (808) 244-6400

On Molokai:

Contact the Molokai Police Department for more details

            110 Ainoa St.

            Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI. 96748

            (808) 553-5355 or (808) 244-6400

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Jeffrey Foster

Attorney Jeffrey Foster is the founding partner of Foster Law Offices. An accomplished litigation and transaction attorney, Jeff proudly represents Washington individuals and businesses in legal matters Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Civil Litigation.

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