Getting Married in Hawaii

Getting Married in Hawaii is a simple process

To get married in Hawaii it is a fairly simple and straight forward process.  Whether it’s your first time to get married or second, to obtain a legal marriage license with the State of Hawaii is easy and  stress free.  It’s also made quite simple,  just start the process by filling out an application online with the State Of Hawaii, Department of Health.

Follow these steps:

 1) Fill out the Hawaii Online Marriage License Application

Fill out a marriage license worksheet anytime within one year of your marriage date. Payment of $65 to the State of Hawaii should be made at the time you apply online. Keep in mind, your application is good for 1 full year from the date you submit it online. To begin the application, go to http://health.hawaii.gov/vitalrecords/marriage-licenses/

2) Meet a License Agent

Next step to get married in Hawaii, you have to meet with a Licensing Agent.  No appointment is necessary, just show up during normal business hours. They are located at the State of Hawaii Department of Health Marriage License Office.  Bride and Groom need to be present and have photo identification like a passport or driver license. Hours of Operation are 8:00am-3:30pm Monday thru Friday. Perhaps time is short or you need to meet with a marriage license agent on the weekend or after normal business hours.  Then, please contact the License Office at 808-586-4544 to schedule a meeting at a different location.  For couples planning to stay on the North Shore of Oahu call this number: 808-293-6020.  For couples at Ko’olina Resort, call 808-679-3270.

3) Sign your name on the Marriage License!

On your wedding day, before leaving your hotel, don’t forget to bring your Marriage License Worksheet (and your wedding rings too!) with you to your ceremony. You both will have to sign it together with your wedding officiant. The officiant will take it after the ceremony and efile it later that day online. Once your license is filed, thats it!  If you need a copy of your license soon, you can receive a temporary copy from the State of Hawaii online.  Just remember your license locator ID number.  If you are in Hawaii for any length of time after your wedding, just go back to the License Office and pick up your actual license.  Or, just wait 4-6 weeks and the State will mail it to you later by US Postal Service. For specific questions, call 808-586-4544.