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Hawaii Law Summary
Rev. 5/17/16
​Published by the 
National Notary Association


Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS)






Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR)
Chapter 11 Notaries Public

Sections are designated as "HAR 5-11-#"
HAR 5-11 has its own index within
 Hawaii Law Summary 


2016 NOTARY PUBLIC MANUAL

The Notary Public Manual is not law and while it actually quotes Hawaii law in many places it often combines different sections together and fails to cite the actual laws it is quoting. 
46-29

456-a to 456-21

489E-11
502-7
502-41 to 501-54
502-61 to 502-64
502-71 to 502-74
502-81 to 502-84

603-1

621-12,13

Notary Public 
Code of Professional Responsibility 
Published by the National Notary Association

Referred to as the "Code," this set of ethical imperatives is law in Hawaii as specified in HAR 5-11-3 Conduct.
All statutes (HRS) and rules (HAR & the Code) referenced below constitute the written law that governs Hawaii Notarial Practice and Hawaii Notaries must know and follow these laws.
***IMPORTANT***
The I.D. forms below are NOT acceptable identification for the purpose of notarization in HAWAII.
If you accept these types of I.D. for the purpose of notarization you will have compromised the integrity of the entire
 transaction and put yourself and all parties to the transaction at risk, including the risk of losing your commission.

Active Duty Military CAC (Common Access) Cards which is also issued to military contractors or other civilian employees.  This I.D. is not acceptable because it doesn't contain the visible required for acceptable I.D. 

New form of Green Card / Permanent Resident Card which also no longer has the signature of the holder of the card visible on the card. 

U.S. Passport Card which also does not have a signature of the holder of the Passport.