The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Bureau of Conveyances has launched two new online services to improve the recording and research of real property transactions in Hawaii.
Effective immediately, businesses and individuals can file financing statements, a.k.a. Uniform Commercial Code Form 1 (UCC-1) forms, completely electronically at boc.ehawaii.gov. The new system allows online users to submit payments using a credit card or subscriber account with eHawaii.gov.
In addition to online filings, the Bureau’s online document search has been upgraded, enabling anyone performing ownership / licensing research to search the Bureau’s 9.6 million documents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, eliminating the need for mail or a physical visit to the recording office.
“This is the beginning of major modernization efforts at the Bureau which were made possible when electronic storage of documents became a legal option as a result of changes passed by the 2009 Legislature and approved by the Governor,” said DLNR Chairperson Laura H. Thielen. “We are moving quickly to enable the electronic submission of more Bureau documents this year.”
The Bureau examines, records, indexes, and microfilms 300,000 regular system and land court documents and maps annually; issues land court certificates of title; certifies copies of matters of record; and researches UCC requests. Hawaii is the only state in the nation with a single statewide recording office.
Hawaii’s official Internet portal, www.ehawaii.gov, is managed by Hawaii Information Consortium, LLC, a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV). Hawaii Information Consortium works with state agencies to enable them to conduct state business online and improve public access to government information.
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