Hawaii marriage records are maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health. Requests for certified copies of marriage records should be made in writing. Certified copies of marriage licenses are not normally available on the same day the application is made. Expedited service may be provided if a written request is made expressing the urgent need of the document. Certified copies are usually available 10 business days after the request is made and approved. Requests for older records may take longer to process.
A certified copy of a marriage record is issued only to applicants who have a direct and tangible interest in the record. Applicants for certified copies of Hawaii marriage records must provide the following information:
Applicant's phone number, name and address
Reason for requesting the certificate
Full name or names of persons listed on the document
Date of the event
City or town where the event took place
Government-issued photo ID.
You do not have to be a resident of Hawaii or a US citizen to apply for a marriage license. Blood tests are not required to be married in the state of Hawaii. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to marry without parental consent. Applicants who are under the age of 18 must have written consent from both parents or legal guardian.
A birth certificate must be presented for any applicant who is 18 years of age or younger. For applicants who are 19 years old or older, a valid I.D. or driver's license may be presented as proof of age.
If either applicant has been previously married, information regarding divorce or a death certificate is required if the divorce or death was final within 30 days of applying for a marriage license.
The prospective groom and bride must present themselves together in person before a marriage license agent to apply for the marriage license. They must provide the necessary documents and proof of age or written consents. They must complete an official application and file it with the marriage license agent. If the application is approved, a marriage license will be issued at the time the application is made.
The marriage license fee in Hawaii is $60.00. This fee is payable in cash and must be presented with the application for the marriage license. Marriage licenses that are issued in Hawaii are not valid for use in other states. Marriage license issued in Hawaii expire 30 days after being issued. If the license is not used within 30 days, it automatically becomes null and void.
The marriage certificate must be prepared and filed by the licensed marriage officiant with the Hawaii Department of Health. Couples recently married will receive one certified copy of the marriage certificate at no extra charge. This certified copy will be sent to the couple by mail.
If you would like to request a copy of a Hawaii marriage certificate, follow the instructions below:
Download the Request for Certified Copy of Marriage Record form.
Carefully review the instructions on page 2 and fill in the form on page 1. You must include the full name of the bride and groom, date and place of the marriage, your relationship, and the reason for the request.
You can then send the completed form to the Vital Records Section, and make sure you include a cashier's check or money order for $10.00.
For more information, contact:
Hawaii State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Vital Records Issuance Section
PO Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801
Where Hawaii Marriage Records are Preserved
The state of Hawaii is committed to preserving and maintaining all vital records that occur within the state. Thus, the Office of Health Status Monitoring was set up as a unit of the Department of Health to receive and maintain all vital records. The Office of Health Status Monitoring will issue certified copies of these records to authorized individuals.
Who Is Authorized to Request a Marriage Record?
Only those directly linked to the vital record with a tangible interest may request a certified copy of the record. That includes the name of the person(s) within the record, spouses, parents, descendants, or legal representatives.
Are Hawaii Marriage Records Available Online?
Hawaii does maintain an online request process for marriage records. There is an additional fee for this process, however.