How to Get Married in Hawaii

Hawaii Marriage License Application Information

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If you've just set a date for your wedding, this can be an exciting time for the two of you! Don't let the marriage license laws of Hawaii put a dent in your wedding plans.

Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Hawaii marriage license. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your wedding date.

Congratulations and much happiness as you begin your lifetime journey together!

Requirements may vary, as each county in Hawaii could have their own requirements.

ID Requirement in Hawaii

You must show proof of age. If you are 19 years old or older, a valid I.D. or driver's license is sufficient. Anyone who is 18 years of age or younger needs to present a certified copy of a birth certificate.

Residency Requirement

You do not have to be a resident of Hawaii.

Previous Marriages

If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse's death must be supplied.

Covenant Marriage Option


Waiting Period in Hawaii

There is no waiting period to get married in Hawaii.

Fees in Hawaii

It will cost you approximately $60 to get married in Hawaii - cash only.

Other Tests


Proxy Marriages


Cousin Marriages

Hawaii is one of 20 states where it's legal for first cousins to get married.

Common Law Marriages

Hawaii does not recognize common law marriages.

Same Sex Marriages

As of December 2, 2013, gay marriages are allowed in Hawaii.

Under 18

If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you must have the written consent of both of your parents, your legal guardian, or the family court. If you are 15 years old, you will not only need the written consent of both of your parents or legal guardian, but also the written approval of a judge of the family court. You can obtain the necessary consent forms from a marriage license agent.

Officiants in Hawaii

The marriage performer must be commissioned by the State of Hawaii Department of Health.


For the names, addresses and telephone numbers of marriage license agents in the rural and suburban areas or on the neighbor islands, contact a local office of the Hawaii Health Department. The license is valid for thirty (30) days.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage

State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801

Still Confused About Getting Married in Hawaii?

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Please Note

Please note that we make every effort to offer you common-sense marriage advice and helpful information about marriage on this website, but we are not attorneys and the articles on the site are not to be construed as legal advice.

The information in this article was accurate when it was published. It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

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