Getting Married in Hawaii

Marriage License Requirements

Getting married in Hawaii... Hawaii is one of the most popular destination wedding locations in the world, so it's nice to know that getting married there is easy to do.

The is where you will get your

Hawaii marriage license and Hawaii marriage certificate. The marriage license requirements are very straight forward and easy. This information is from the Hawaii Department of Health website.

Getting Married In Hawaii

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  • Once you purchase the marriage license, there isn't a waiting period to use it.

  • Once you purchase a marriage license, it is good for 30 days, including the purchase date.

  • There are no state residence or U.S. citizenship requirements.

  • Blood tests are not required

  • The legal age to marry is 18 for males and females.

  • Anyone age 16 or 17 years of age must have the written consent of both parents, legal guardian, or the family court. The parents don't need to be residents of the state. Consent forms may be obtained from a marriage license agent.

  • Anyone 15 years old must have the written consent of both parents or legal guardian, and the written approval of a judge of the family court. The parents or legal guardian don't have to be residents of the of the state. Consent forms may be obtained from a marriage license agent.

  • Proof of age is required. A certified copy of a birth certificate must be presented for anyone 18 or under. A valid I.D. or driver's license may be used for anyone 19 or over.

  • The bride and groom must appear together in person before a marriage license agent to apply for a marriage license. Proxies aren't allowed.

  • You must be prepared to provide proof of age and any required written consents and approvals. All of the documents should be obtained before applying for the license.

  • As soon as approved, the license will be issued at time of application.

  • The cost is $60.00 and must be in cash at time of application.

To apply: In Honolulu, Room 101(1st floor) of the Health Department Building, 1250 Punchbowl St.(corner of Beretania and Punchbowl St) Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) 8:00-4:00.

To obtain a license in the outer islands, call:
Hawaii(Big Island) 808-974-6008
Kauai 808-241-3498
Maui 808-984-8210
Molokai 808-553-3663
Lanai 808-565-6411

With a little planning, your Hawaii marriage will be trouble free. Make sure when you get to Hawaii, the first thing you do is apply for the marriage license. This way, you will have the time if there are any extras to take care of.

If you still have questions, or want to download an application, refer to the Hawaii Department of Health website.

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