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Hawaii Property Tax Search: In-Depth Knowledge on any Property

Hawaii property tax websites allow you to gain in-depth knowledge for any property on the islands of Maui, Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island. Information available to you includes (but is not limited to):

  • Yearly taxes (going back several years)
  • Assessed values (including separate assessments for land and buildings)
  • Sketches of buildings
  • Zoning
  • County records (which may differ than what appears in the MLS)
  • Owner information

Instructions – How To Do The Property Tax Search

1) Choose a Property
Find the property you are interested in on HawaiiLife.com

2) Locate the Taxkey (TMK)
Scroll to the bottom of the property detail page, below “MLS Data & Specs” and locate the “Taxkey (TMK).” In the example below, the Taxkey = 1430160230000. Copy this number as we will be using it later.

3) Visit the Property Tax Website for the Appropriate Island
In this case, the property is on Oahu, so we’ll visit the Oahu property tax website. Here are links to all the sites by island:

4) Enter the TMK/Parcel ID WITHOUT the first number then click “Search”
Before entering the Taxkey (TMK) where it says “Parcel ID” you will need to remove the first number of the TMK #. Our TMK # = 1430160230000, so we will remove the “1” and enter: 430160230000. Before entering the TMK#, you will need to navigate to the appropriate page. Here’s how you do that:

  • For Oahu, Big Island and Kauai click on the “Property Search” tab at the top of the page, then “Parcel ID.”
  • Maui is a little different, click “Search Records” at the top of the page, then “Yes, I accept the above statement.” in the middle of the page, and finally “Search by Parcel Number.”

And there you have it. Every bit of County information about the property you’re interested in.

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Ken Molina

July 18, 2012

Very informative. More powerful information to clients!

Ken Molina

July 18, 2012

Very informative. More powerful information to clients!

Shaylyn Kimura, RS

July 19, 2012

The more information, the better for buyers and their agents. Knowledge is power! Thanks.

Shaylyn Kimura, RS

July 19, 2012

The more information, the better for buyers and their agents. Knowledge is power! Thanks.

Cate McCann Fleming

July 20, 2012

Thank you for the detailed info. The information is definitely useful to agents and homeowners.

Cate McCann Fleming

July 20, 2012

Thank you for the detailed info. The information is definitely useful to agents and homeowners.

Josh Jerman, R(B)

July 21, 2012

Very informative post. Thank you!

Josh Jerman, R(B)

July 21, 2012

Very informative post. Thank you!

Claire K. Bajo RS SRES

August 1, 2012

Awesome post! Great to be able to distribute to clients who are interested in the other islands as well. Mahalo!

Claire K. Bajo RS SRES

August 1, 2012

Awesome post! Great to be able to distribute to clients who are interested in the other islands as well. Mahalo!

Sinjin

November 30, 2012

How can I get the parcel map for lots in Oahu? On the property appraisers website for Maui county, I can see roughly where the property lines are for each parcel. Doesn’t Oahu have this feature?

Sinjin

November 30, 2012

How can I get the parcel map for lots in Oahu? On the property appraisers website for Maui county, I can see roughly where the property lines are for each parcel. Doesn’t Oahu have this feature?

Barton Weinman

June 15, 2016

Hey article , I learned a lot from the facts . Does someone know where I would be able to get a template FEMA 119-25-1 document to edit ?

olga orca

June 16, 2016

Hi Barton, my work colleague filled in a sample FEMA 119-25-1 document using this https://goo.gl/2n7skq.

Barton Weinman

June 15, 2016

Hey article , I learned a lot from the facts . Does someone know where I would be able to get a template FEMA 119-25-1 document to edit ?

olga orca

June 16, 2016

Hi Barton, my work colleague filled in a sample FEMA 119-25-1 document using this https://goo.gl/2n7skq.

Bill Bye

July 30, 2016

Step 1. The hot link to hawaiilife.com led to a blank page. Step 3. All of the links to the 4 counties Tax Maps turned up a 404 not found on server. Not sure what the use of this website is but finding out about a property doesn’t seem to be fulfillable.

Bill Bye

July 30, 2016

Step 1. The hot link to hawaiilife.com led to a blank page. Step 3. All of the links to the 4 counties Tax Maps turned up a 404 not found on server. Not sure what the use of this website is but finding out about a property doesn’t seem to be fulfillable.

John Leilohani

August 21, 2017

Beware don’t miss the deadline! The mayors and the property tax departments system is to increase the budget by tricking and then trapping people into higher tax classes. It already happened to hundreds of owners of condos in mixed use buildings. See this report on Hawaii News Now about an owner who even had to sell her property. See
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/33821924/condo-owner-says-shes-forced-to-sell-after-property-taxes-soar
And this year they even changed the system so that all the condo owners in those building have to dedicate their use of the property for 5 years. Not even a sale will change the status. Do you see the pattern ?!

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