501 Land Court Registration

   502 Bureau of Conveyances; Recording

  502C Family Child Care Homes

   503 Commissioners of Deeds—Repealed

  503B Time Share Commissioners of Deeds

   504 Federal Judgment Registration

   505 Uniform Federal Tax Lien Registration Act (Modified)

   506 Mortgages of Real Property or Fixtures

   507 Liens

  507D Nonconsensual Common Law Liens and Frivolous Financing


   508 Uniform Vendor and Purchaser Risk Act

  508C Uniform Environmental Covenants Act

  508D Mandatory Seller Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions

   509 Conveyances to Two or More

   510 Community Property

   511 War Emergency Agency--Repealed

   512 Release of Powers

   513 Property Rights--Labor Organizations

   514 Horizontal Property Regimes--Repealed

  514A Condominium Property Regimes

  514B Condominiums

  514C Lease to Fee Conversions for Condominiums and Cooperative

       Housing Corporations

  514E Time Sharing Plans

   515 Discrimination in Real Property Transactions

   516 Residential Leaseholds

  516D Residential Leasehold Condominiums and Cooperatives

   517 Disposition of Trust Real Property

  517D Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act--Repealed

  517E Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act

   518 Covenants in Leases

   519 Real Property Leases

   520 Landowners' Liability

  520A Landowner's Liability for Access to Control Invasive


   521 Residential Landlord-Tenant Code

   522 Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act--Repealed

   523 Revised Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property


  523A Unclaimed Property

   524 Facilities for Elders

   525 Uniform Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities

   526 Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act

   527 Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act





        Part I.  General Provisions


        Land Court; Personnel

     501-1 Court; jurisdiction; proceedings; location; rules,

           practice, etc.

     501-2 Judges; assignment of cases

     501-3 Sessions

     501-4 Process

     501-5 Repealed

     501-6 Registrar and assistants; appointment, tenure,

           powers, and duties

     501-7 Registrar; powers, duties

     501-8 Registrar may act in any circuit

     501-9 Assistant registrars; powers

    501-10 Registrar and assistants; oath, accounts, absence

    501-11 Examiners of title; appointment, removal

    501-12 Salaries and expenses

    501-13 Validity of facsimile signature


        Commencement of Land Registration Procedure

    501-20 Definitions

  501-20.5 Rules

    501-21 Registration application; by whom made

    501-22 Filing; memorandum to be recorded

    501-23 Application, form, and contents

  501-23.5 Disposition of fees received at the bureau of


    501-24 Agent for nonresident

    501-25 Application may include several parcels

    501-26 Amendments to application

    501-27 Land bounded on way

    501-28 Plans and muniments

    501-29 Land subject to mortgage or lease

    501-30 Additional facts

    501-31 Transfers pending application; temporary record;

           final record

    501-32 Reference to examiner; report; election to proceed

    501-33 Accretion to land


        Notice after Report

    501-41 Notice of application

    501-42 Service; return day; further notice

    501-43 Guardian ad litem; compensation

    501-44 Contests not otherwise represented; duty of attorney

           general; res adjudicata when

    501-45 Answer intervention; surveyor to be heard when

    501-46 Default; effect


        Hearings and Powers

    501-51 Reference to other judges or to master; maps,

           reference; subdivision; costs; etc.

    501-52 Powers of the court

    501-53 Dismissal; effect; withdrawal, conditions


        Review of Decisions and Decrees

    501-61 to 63 Repealed

    501-64 Enforcement of decrees; bailiff



    501-71 Decree of registration; conditional when; quieting

           title, exceptions; reopened when

    501-72 Types of nonabsolute title

    501-73 Removing clouds on title

    501-74 Decree, contents of

    501-75 Transcription of decree in registry; certificate of



        Legal Incidents of Registered Land

    501-81 Legal incidents of registered land

    501-82 Tenure of holder of certificate of title

    501-83 Certificate effective from transcription

  501-83.5 Outstanding owner's duplicate certificates

    501-84 Certificates, when two or more owners

    501-85 Substitution, one certificate for several, several

           for one; subdivisions, maps

    501-86 Registration runs with land

    501-87 No adverse possession or prescription

    501-88 Certificate as evidence

    501-89 Indexes, record books, etc.


        Voluntary Dealing with Land after Original Registration

   501-101 Voluntary dealing with registered lands

 501-101.5 Agreements of sale; priority

   501-102 Filing liens, etc., notice

   501-103 Conveyances of less than fee simple

   501-104 Reference of doubtful questions

   501-105 Grantee's address, etc., to be stated

   501-106 Entry of new certificate

   501-107 Entry record; duplicates and certified copies

   501-108 Conveyance of fee; procedure

   501-109 Portion of registered fee

   501-110 Statement of encumbrances



   501-116 Mortgage registration necessary

   501-117 Procedure

   501-118 Foreclosure



   501-121 Leases; registration required



   501-131 Transfer in trust; procedure

   501-132 Powers to be noted on certificate; construction for


   501-133 New trustee

   501-134 Trusts, implied or constructive

   501-135 Application by trustee

   501-136 Attachment and other liens; filing or recording of

   501-137 Repealed

   501-138 Discharge or modification of liens to be recorded

   501-139 Assistant registrar as official recorder

   501-140 Indorsement of and notices to plaintiff's attorney

   501-141 Court orders to be recorded

   501-142 Mechanic's lien

   501-143 Enforcement of lien

   501-144 New certificate after enforcement of lien; tax sale


        Pending Actions; Judgments and Partitions; Recording

   501-151 Pending actions, judgments; recording of, notice

   501-152 Certificate of judgment for defendant

   501-153 Certificate of judgment for plaintiff

   501-154 Writ of possession, service, time limit for


   501-155 Judgment directing conveyance

   501-156 Partition

   501-157 Reregistration of mortgage or lease after partition

   501-158 Notice of bankruptcy proceedings

   501-159 Decree of discharge


        Eminent Domain; Recording

   501-166 Eminent domain; recording procedure

   501-167 New certificate upon reverter of land


        Descent and Devise

   501-171 Registration upon transfer by descent and devise

   501-172 License to sell or mortgage, not affected

   501-173 Purchaser acquiring title through personal

           representative may have the same registered

   501-174 Power of attorney; registration necessary


        Lost Duplicate Certificates

   501-181 Repealed


        Adverse Claims after Original Registration

   501-186 Registration of adverse claims; notice; hearing;



        Compelling Surrender of Duplicate Certificate

   501-191 Repealed


        Amendment and Alteration of Certificate of Title

   501-196 Alterations upon registration book prohibited

           when; court hearings; limitations


        Service of Notice after Registration

   501-201 Service of notice after registration; how made;



        Fees and Actions for Recovery of Loss

   501-211 Fees required for protection against loss or damage

   501-212 Actions for compensation for fraud, mistake, etc.

   501-213 Action, parties defendant

   501-214 Judgments, how satisfied

   501-215 Subrogation in favor of State

   501-216 State, not liable when

   501-217 Limitation of actions

   501-218 Schedule of fees; authority to amend

   501-219 Sale of land court maps



   501-221 Repealed


        Miscellaneous Provisions

   501-231 Family child care homes; permitted use in residential


   501-232 Prohibition of transfer fees


        Leasehold Time Share Interests

   501-241 Leasehold time share interests

   501-242 Status of leasehold time share interest as real


   501-243 Dual recording involving leasehold time share


   501-244 Assignment of leasehold time share interest

   501-245 Reference to recorded instruments pertaining to

           leasehold time share interests

   501-246 Legal incidents of a leasehold time share interest

   501-247 Voluntary dealing with a leasehold time share interest

   501-248 Jurisdiction for matters pertaining to leasehold time

           share interests


       Part II.  Deregistration

   501-261 Deregistration of fee time share interests

 501-261.5 Deregistration of registered land other than

           fee time share interests

   501-262 Effect of deregistration

   501-263 Effect of deregistration in specific cases

   501-264 Chain of title of deregistered land

   501-265 Status of fee time share interest and other

           interest in deregistered land as real property

   501-266 Dual recording involving deregistered land

   501-267 Reference to prior recorded instrument

   501-268 Legal incidents of deregistered land

   501-269 Jurisdiction for matters pertaining to

           deregistered land




  $5 transaction fee; repealed on effective date of administrative rules that address the establishment of transaction fees for recordings.  L 2009, c 120, §§16, 21.


Cross References


  Nonconsensual common law liens, see chapter 507D.


Rules of Court


  See Rules of the Land Court; applicability of Hawaii Rules of Civil Procedure, see HRCP rule 81(b)(1), (d), (f), (g), (h).


Law Journals and Reviews


  Constructive Trust:  An Equitable Doctrine for Protecting and Establishing Legal Interests in Real Property.  II HBJ No. 13, at pg. 121.


Case Notes


  Act 73, L 2003, by declaring accreted land to be "public land" and prohibiting littoral owners from registering existing accretion under this chapter and/or quieting title under chapter 669, permanently divested a littoral owner of his or her ownership rights to any existing accretions to oceanfront property that were unregistered or unrecorded as of the effective date of Act 73 or for which no application for registration or petition to quiet title was pending; thus, Act 73 effectuated a permanent taking of such accreted lands without just compensation in violation of article I, §20 of the Hawaii constitution.  122 H. 34 (App.), 222 P.3d 441 (2009).

  Act 73, L 2003, by declaring accreted land to be "public land" and prohibiting littoral owners from registering future accretion under this chapter and/or quieting title under chapter 669, did not effectuate a taking of future accreted lands without just compensation in violation of article I, §20 of the Hawaii constitution where plaintiffs had no vested right to future accretions to their oceanfront land that may never materialize.  122 H. 34 (App.), 222 P.3d 441 (2009).


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