While we love planning the pretty details, the legal ones are just as important!
This wedding planning guide from a Hawaii Destination Wedding Planner will walk you through all the materials needed to obtain a marriage license in Hawaii.
How to Apply:
1. Gather the Necessary Materials:
Proof of age is required. A certified copy of a birth certificate must be presented for anyone 18 years of age or under. A valid I.D. or driver’s license may be presented for anyone 19 years of age or over.
Prepare and an official application. The application may be completed online, but will not be accepted if sent by either postal mail or e-mail.
The marriage license fee is $60.00 (plus $5.00 portal administrative cost). The fee may be paid online or in-person at the time the application is submitted to a marriage license agent.
If previously married, proof of original divorce decree or death certificate needs to be presented to the marriage agent by the applicant if the divorce or death was final within 30 days of applying for a marriage license.
Blood tests are not required.
2. Appear Together in Person before a marriage license agent to apply. Proxies are not allowed.
Be prepared to provide the necessary proof of age and present any required written consents and approvals. All necessary documents should be obtained prior to applying for a marriage license.
File the application with the marriage license agent.
3. Get Married!
Upon approval, a marriage license is issued at the time the application is made.
The marriage license expires 30 days from( and including) the date of issuance.
The marriage license is good only in, but is valid throughout, the State of Hawaii.
Where to Apply:
Health Department Building, Room 101 (1st floor),
1250 Punchbowl St. (corner of Beretania and Punchbowl Streets),
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)
For more information about marriage agents on the following islands, call the local Department of Health:
Hawaii Island (Big Island): (808) 974-6008 Kauai: (808) 241-3498 Maui: (808) 984-8210 Molokai: (808) 553-7870
Do you have to be a Hawaiian Resident?
There are no state residence or U.S. citizenship requirements.
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This guide has been created utilizing information from the websites below. Check these sites for up to date requirements and information:
Vital Records division here.
Fill out the application for a Hawaiin Marriage License here
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