Type the forms if possible. If you cannot type, print very neatly in black ink. Be sure to sign and date all the documents where it asks for your signature. Do not sign where it asks for the clerk's or judge's signature.
Tips for filling out the forms:
All the forms have similar "captions" or boxes that are at the top of the page. On most of these forms, the boxes are numbered. Follow these instructions in completing these captions.
Fill in your circuit and your division name.
The division name should be where your rental unit is located in. If you are unsure of your division, call your local District Court and ask one of the clerks.
Their contact information is available at:
List of Circuit
|Big Island Courts
List of District Court Divisions
||District Court Division
S. Kohala N. Kohala
This box will have the plaintiff's information. In this action, you are the plaintiff. Enter your full name here. Sometimes the form will also ask for your address - read the box carefully.
This box will have the defendant's information. In this action, the landlord is the defendant. Enter the full name of your landlord here. Sometimes the form will ask for the landlord's address - read the box carefully.
In this box, the court wants information on who is filing this form. Enter your name, current address, and current phone number. This information is for the court to use if they need to contact you so insert an address and phone number where they can contact you. If you do not have access to your mail or your phone at home, leave an alternate address and phone number (i.e. work, friend, or relative) where the court can leave a message.
Filling out the rest of the form:
Read each section carefully, Fill in the blanks where it asks for information from you. If a section has a checkbox, make sure you read the section well to see if the statement applies to your situation. If the statement is correct, put a checkmark in the box.
Signature box: Print or type your full name and sign at the bottom on the boxes that ask for your signature. Be sure that you do not sign in boxes that ask for the clerk's or judge's signature.