Hawaii Marriage License


Getting a Hawaii Marriage License is Easy!*

*Marriage License Not Needed if You're Legally Married in Your State or Country.

Hawaii weddings are recognized throughout the world. The process to obtain a marriage license is the same for US citizens or those traveling from abroad. To summarize:

  • You apply for your Hawaii marriage license online prior to your arrival. (For the question "Name of Performer," you can leave that blank.)
  • Upon your arrival to Hawaii, you pick up the document from an authorized marriage license agent.
  • After the event, your officiant will file the legal documentation on your behalf.
  • The state will mail your marriage certificate document to the forwarding address you listed on the application within 4 to 6 weeks. 

All couples are responsible for applying for and picking up the marriage license.

For couples outside of the United States, please verify your country's legal requirements and check to see if an apostille is needed in addition to the Hawaii marriage certificate.


In-Person Consultations

For your convenience, we do offer in-person consultations to review your wedding details ($195). If this service is added, the wedding coordinator can also issue your marriage license during the consult. (You are still responsible for applying for the license through the link below. The fee is for the consultation, but this does not cover the State of Hawaii Marriage License fee of $65.)


Legal Requirments 

Please refer to the state of Hawaii's eligibility to legally marry. When physically obtaining the license, you both need to be present. Typically, the only legal documentation required is a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport. If previously married, proof of original divorce decree or death certificate only needs to be presented if the divorce or death was finalized within 30 days of applying for a marriage license.

Get your Hawaii marriage license in three steps starting with your online application



Obtaining Your License

State Office on Oahu

Hawaii State Department of Health
1250 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI 96813  

  • It is highly recommended to book an appointment online as appointments will receive priority service.
    • Online booking is not available within two days of the desired appointment date.
  • Walk-ins are assisted based on availability until 3:00pm with varying wait times.
    • No guarantee of service if walking in after 3:00pm.
  • Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm (excluding state and federal holidays)

Private License Agents (All Islands)

Please see the state's listing to find an agent on your respective island (Oahu, Maui, Big/Hawaii Island, and Kauai).

  • By appointment only


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