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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of January 11, 2024

Step 1: Go to the district court to begin the filing process.

A petition for an injunction against harassment must be in writing and state that a past act(s) of harassment has happened or that threats of harassment are so strong that it is likely that harassment will happen.1

You can apply for an injunction against harassment by going to one of the following locations:

  • O’ahu –Honolulu District Court, Regular Claims Division, located at 1111 Alakea Street, third floor, (808) 538-5151
  • Maui – Service Center, located at 2145 Main Street, room 141A, (808) 244-2706
  • Hawai’i – Administration and Services Section, 777 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo, (808) 961-7430
  • Kaua’i– Civil Division, located at 3970 Kaana Street, Ste. 207, (808) 482-2303

There is a $15 filing fee that can be waived in exceptional circumstances.2

Note: It may be useful to bring identifying information about the harasser such as a photo (which may be used in serving the order to respondent), addresses of residence and employment, a description and plate number of the harasser’s car, and information about his/her gun ownership.

1 HRS § 604-10.5(d)
2 Hawai’i State Judiciary website