The Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“UIPA”), is Hawaii’s public records law. The Office of Information Practices (“OIP”) was created by the Legislature in 1988 to administer the UIPA.

The Law
Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“UIPA”)

UIPA Guide
Open Records: Guide to Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act

UIPA Training Video
Basic UIPA training video and materials

UIPA Record Request Log
Log, Training, Instructions, FAQ, Reports

Additional UIPA Guidance

Public interest fee waivers
Response to complex record requests
Disclosure of personnel records
Disclosure to auditors
Quick Review: Responding to a Personal Record Request
Quick Review: The ABCs of Redaction
Quick Review: Requester Has Responsibilities and Requirements
Before an Agency Must Provide Records

Note:  For quick guidance regarding responding to record requests (e.g, time limits, notice, fees, and other topics), see the Rules page and the Quick Guide to OIP’s Administrative Rules.

Appeals to OIP:

Guide to Appeals to the Office of Information Practices
This guide, in a question and answer format, provides an introduction to the process of administrative appeals to the Office of Information Practices (OIP) from government agency decisions under the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), the Sunshine Law, and certain decisions of the State Department of Taxation to grant or deny access to their records. 

2013 Law and Administrative Rules Governing Appeal Procedures of Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices 
OIP Director Cheryl Kakazu Park and Staff Attorney Jennifer Brooks wrote 2013 Law and Administrative Rules Governing Appeal Procedures of Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices for first publication at 36 University of Hawai’i Law Review 271 (Winter 2014).

If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact (808) 586-1400 or email oip@hawaii.gov.