Attached a four forms that you will need to fill out and file at the District Court. These forms are prepared by Legal Aid Society of Hawaii:
Ex Parte Petition for TRO/Injunction
TRO Against Utility Shut-Off
Statement of Petitioner
Notice of Hearing
Other necessary forms include the following and may be needed and can be picked up from the District Court in your area or on the Judiciary website:
Ex Parte Application for Relief from Costs.
Return of Service
Below are instructions on how to fill each box on your own. You may fill out the court forms by either typing or writing very neatly in black ink.
You may also use the online interactive form interview that will assist you in filling out your court forms created by Legal Aid Society of Hawaii. Click here for the interactive form. Otherwise, continue reading if you would like to fill out your form by hand or typed.
Fill in your circuit and division name. If you're unsure of your division, call your local District Court and ask one of the clerks.
District Court Divisions
Oahu courts - First Circuit
Maui courts - Second Circuit
Big Island courts - Third Circuit
Kauai courts - Fifth Circuit
Box 2: Plaintiff
In this action, you are the plaintiff. Enter your full name here.
Box 3: Defendant
In this action, your landlord is the Defendant. Enter the full name of your landlord.
Box 4: Filing Parties
In this box, the court wants information on who is filing this form. Enter your name, address and 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 (for example, work, friend, or relative) where the court can leave a message.
Box 5: 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.
CAUTION: Your landlord can use whatever information you include on these forms against you in an eviction court proceeding. For example, if you are behind in your rent, your landlord can use this against you in later eviction hearings. Think carefully about what you write, especially on the Statement of Petitioner form. Use this form to describe any other problems you have experienced as a result of the utility shut off. If you need to attach another page, write on the bottom of the form "See Additional Page." Sign and date the additional page.