Oahu's property tax payment deadlines are February 20th and August 20th of each year.  If you recently purchased a property, the Honolulu Property Tax office might not have processed your owner information yet and a tax bill might not be sent.  Still, a property owner is responsible for paying his/her property taxes on time.

Here’s how to get the property tax information and pay the taxes:

  1. Go to the Honolulu Property Tax website.
  2. Click “property search.”
  3. Search by site address or by parcel number (tmk).  Site address works well for single family homes.  Searching by parcel number is usually better with condos and townhomes.
  4. Searching by address - input the address using the street number and street name.
  5. Searching by TMK - all Oahu TMK's start with "1".  Omit the "1" and input the TMK without any dashes like this, for example: 260230450053
  6. If a valid address or TMK has been entered the search will pull up the property summary. Click the "parcel number" link on the left side of the screen.
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see the property tax information. 
  8. Immediately below the tax information is a link to hnlpay.com. Note – The site hnlpay.com site charges an additional fee.
  9. Alternatively, write a check and pay the taxes.

Mailing Oahu Real Property Tax payments

Here's the address for mailing tax payments:

City and County of Honolulu
Real Property Tax Collection Division of Treasury
P O Box 4200
Honolulu, HI 96812-4200

Include remittance information so that the City and County knows what property you’re paying the taxes on. Writing the property TMK on the check memo is a great way and you might also include a printout of the property information page.

After you've paid property taxes directly to the City and County they will have your information and future tax bills should be mailed to you. Still, keep these dates in mind: February 20th and August 20th.  If you don't get a tax bill, follow the steps above again and get your property taxes paid on time.

Aloha, Mike

Mike Bates (Realtor Associate)
RS-54129
CENTURY 21 iProperties Hawaii
1585 Kapiolani Blvd #1533
Honolulu, HI 96814