Getting Married In Hawaii

STATE OF HAWAII MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION

Getting Legally Married In Hawaii

 HAWAII LICENSING REQUIREMENTS and APPLICATION

Marriage

Civil Union

We highly recommend that you complete the Marriage license application on-line.

  • Application Fee is $60 + $5 online processing fee. Pay by Credit Card.
  • Enter “Name of Marriage Performer” if you have it, if  not you can just leave it blank. We will do it when we file for you.
  • After applying online, you will receive a confirmation email showing your Locator ID Number and a list of authorized licensing agents.
  • Prior to your wedding event, you   MUST both personally appear before a licensing agent to confirm your information and verify your identification. Any official state I.D. will suffice.
  • The Honolulu marriage license office is located in the State Health Department building at 1250 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Phone: (808) 586-4545.
  • No appointment necessary. Hours of service: 8 am to 3:45 PM. Closed on Federal & State Holidays.
  • Plan to be in the building by 3:00 PM or they may not serve you;
  • You will be issued a finalized marriage license application which you will bring to the ceremony and give to your officiant who will file your marriage on-line.
  • The Marriage License Worksheet    is valid for 30 days after issue & can be used anywhere in Hawaii;
  • Marriage Licenses from other states or foreign countries cannot be used in Hawaii.
  • CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION PAGE

 

BY APPOINTMENT:  AFTER HOURS, HOLIDAY & WEEKEND LICENSING ON OAHU

  • To obtain a License on Oahu during non-business hours, or without going into town, call a recommended agent below or one listed on your receipt to schedule an appointment;
  • Please check for time zone differences!!! Hawaii does NOT observe daylight savings time.
  • Sherilynn Luning    (808) 523-1880; Honolulu; works days at the Health Dept. – Call between 5:00-7:00 p.m. HST). Cell phone: (808) 679-1326.
  • Four Seasons Hotel Office (808) 679-3271 and (808) 679-3270; call to make an appointment.

 

BRING YOUR LICENSE WORKSHEET – Remember to bring your official Hawaii Marriage License Worksheet to your Marriage Performer. Regardless which island your service is on, the Officiant/Minister is not obligated to perform the service without you presenting a valid Hawaii Marriage License Worksheet.

Your minister will certify and file your license online and once it is posted to Vital Records (up to 48 business hours), you can retrieve a   Temporary Marriage Certificate online using the Locator ID Number that you received after completing your Marriage Application. Print or save a copy for your use. It’s good for 90 days.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

  • A newly married couple receives one (1) certified copy of the marriage certificate at no extra charge, which will be sent to the couple by mail (2-4 weeks) after the marriage has been recorded. If a certified copy of the marriage certificate is needed sooner than this, you can apply online for one or more additional certified copies. A certified copy of the marriage certificate cannot be generated until the license is recorded into the Vital Statistics System.
  • State of Hawaii charges a $10 fee to expedite a certified copy of the Certificate of Marriage. Once the license is entered into the system, you can pick-up the copy in person or have it mailed to you in 7-21 days. The State may provide an order form with the license.
  • For residents of foreign countries that require it, an   Apostille  is available for $1. This is a separate fee & cannot be combined with the expedition fee. If paying by Money Order, you’ll need 2: One for the copy fee & one for the Apostille.

Details above subject to change without notice.