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The government[1] of Hawaii is divided into three branches the Executive Branch, The Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch. The Governor is the head of the Executive Branch. The Legislative Branch of the Hawaii consists of the House of Representative and the State Senate. The Supreme Court of Hawaii is the head of the Judicial Branch. All the judicial decisions of the state are made by the Supreme Court along with the other courts of Hawaii

The Executive Branch of Hawaii

State of HawaiiThe head of the Executive Department of Hawaii is the Governor[2]. All the executive power of the state of Hawaii is vested on the hands of the Governor. The Governor looks after the budget, Economy and education system of the state.





Contact Details


State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone no: (808) 586-0034
Fax: (808) 586-0006

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The Lieutenant Governor is the second highest officer in the state after the Governor.The Lieutenant Governor act as the assistant chief executive and also in the absence of the Governor from the state serves as the acting Governor. The Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii also acts as the legally designated Secretary of State.

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State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone no: (808) 586-0255
Fax: (808) 586-0231

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The Attorney General is elected by the Governor of Hawaii. The Attorney General is the chief law enforcement officer and chief legal officer of Hawaii.

Contact Details

Department of the Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813 (Map)
Phone no: (808) 586-1500
Fax: (808) 586-1239

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The Legislative Branch of Hawaii


The legislative power of the State of Hawaii is divided among the House of Representative and the State Senate. The members of the house and the senate shall be elected at an election.

Hawaii House of Representative

The House of Representative[3] of Hawaii consists of fifty-one members. The members are elected for a two year term by the qualified voters of the respective representative districts. The presiding officer of the Hawaii House of Representative is the Speaker.

Contact Details

State Capitol Room 401
415 South Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone no: (808) 587-0478

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Hawaii Senate

The Hawaii State Senate[4] consists of twenty-five members. The members are elected for four years term by the qualified voters of the respective representative districts.

Contact Details

State Capitol Room 401
415 South Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone no: (808) 587-0478

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Also know more about the Constitution of Hawaii.

The Judicial Branch of Hawaii


The Hawaii Judiciary Branch looks after all the law and regulations of the state. All the Judicial decisions of the state of Hawaii is taken by the Supreme Court of Hawaii, The Intermediate Court of Appeals, Land Court, Tax Appeal Court, Circuit Courts, Family Courts, District Courts and Office of the Administrative Director of the Courts.

Hawaii Supreme court BuildingThe Supreme Court is the court of last resort in Hawaii. The Supreme Court hears appeals of the cases that are brought before the court the Intermediate Court of Appeals for writs of certiorari.

Contact Details


Supreme Court
Ali`iolani Hale
417 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813-2943

To know more about the Supreme Court of Hawaii Click here.

The Intermediate Court of Appeals of Hawaii is the court that hears all appeals from some state agencies and trial courts in the State of Hawaii.

Contact Details

Intermediate Court of Appeals
Kapuaiwa Building
426 Queen Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

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The Land Court of Hawaii has exclusive original jurisdiction over all the land related issues like the rights in land held and possessed or registration of title to land easements within the State.

Contact Details

Land Court
Ka`ahumanu Hale
777 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813-5093
Phone no: (808) 539-4777
Fax: (808) 539-4713

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The Tax Appeal Court of Hawaii looks after the cases related to real property taxation directly from assessments or from the Boards of Review.

Contact Details

Tax Appeal Court
Ka`ahumanu Hale
777 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813-5093
Phone no: (808) 539-4777
Fax: (808) 539-4713

To know more about Tax Appeal Court of Hawaii Click here.

Also read about

Circuit Courts
Family Court
District Court

Taxes in Hawaii


Hawaii Department of Taxation

The Department of Taxation[5] in Hawaii administers the laws of the tax for the State of Hawaii in a uniform, consistent and fair manner. Major Taxes administered by the Hawaii Taxation Department are:
  • Income Taxes
  • General Excise and Use Tax
  • Transient Accommodations Tax
  • Rental Motor Vehicle and Tour Vehicle Surcharge Tax
  • Cigarette and Tobacco, and Liquor Tax
  • Conveyance Tax
  • Estate and Transfer Tax
  • Fuel Tax
  • Public Service Company Tax

Executive Agencies of Hawaii


Under the leadership of the Government of Hawaii, several state agencies administer manage different departments of the state. Major State agencies of Hawaii are:

Hawaii Department of Agriculture

Hawaii Department of Agriculture

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture works to, enhance, support and promote the agriculture of Hawaii and aquaculture industries.

Contact Details

Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Office of the Chairperson
1428 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone no: (808) 973-9560

To know more about Hawaii Department of Agriculture Click here.

Hawaii Department of Budget and Finance
Hawaii Department of Budget and Finance


Director of Finance is the head of the Department. The department is responsible to prepare the State budget, developing near and long-term financial strategies and plans for the State, providing programs to improve the management and financial management of State agencies.

Contact Details
State of Hawaii
Department of Budget and Finance
P. O. Box 150
Honolulu, Hawaii 96810
Phone no:(808) 586-1518
To know more about Hawaii Department of Budget and Finance Click here.

Hawaii Department of Health

Hawaii Department of Health

The Department is responsible in promoting the health and well-being of the people, Prevent disease and injury, Promoting healthy lifestyles and workplaces and also promotion of the strength and integrity of families and communities of the state.

Contact Details

Kinau Hale
1250 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone no:(808) 586-4400
Fax:(808) 586-4368

To know more about Hawaii Department of Health Click here.

Hawaii Department of Human services
Hawaii Department of Human services

The main responsibility of the department is to giving timely, efficient and effective services, programs, and benefits to achieve the outcome of empowering the most vulnerable people of Hawaii.

Contact Details


P.O. Box 339, Honolulu,
HI 96809-0339
1390 Miller Street, Room 209,
Honolulu, HI 96813

To know more about Department of Human services Click here.

Hawaii Department of Transportation

Hawaii Department of TransportationThis Department is responsible to design, plan, construct, maintain and operate the facilities of the state in all modes of transportation air, water, and land.

Contact Details

Aliiaimoku Building
869 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone no: (808) 587-2150
Fax: (808) 587-3652

To know more about Hawaii Department of Transportation Click here.
References:
  1. Government of Hawaii
  2. Governor of Hawaii
  3. Hawaii House of Representative
  4. Hawaii Senate
  5. Taxes in Hawaii
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