Last updated 12/22/2022
ILLEGAL LOCKOUT COURT FORM
Your landlord cannot change the locks or otherwise lock you out of your rental unit without a court order, even if you have not paid your rent. A landlord is subject to paying you damages of up to 2 months rent, costs, and attorney fees if the landlord is found to have illegally locked out a tenant.
- Below are forms for each county, Oahu (First Circuit), Maui (Second Circuit), Hawaii County (Third Circuit), and Kauai (Fifth Circuit), that are fillable (if you open in Adobe) or can be printed and filled out by hand.
- Each form includes a letter you can choose to send to your landlord (but is not required to be sent), and the form you can file with the Court
- There are also instructions for you to seek the Court to waive the $15 fee to file.
- Legal Aid may be able to represent you. You can call to see if you qualify for free legal representation (808) 536-4302, Option 1
You can also fill out these forms online using this interactive interview.