Legal Information: Hawaii

Restraining Orders

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October 5, 2016

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.*

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

Hours: 7:45 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. (except for Kaua`i, which is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,); Monday through Friday, except for holidays. No appointment is necessary.

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.

* HRS § 604-10.5(d)