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How Much a Marriage License Cost?

Hawaii law requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a license application fee.

The marriage license application fee in Hawaii is $60 - Cash only.

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Marriage License in Hawaii

ID Requirement:

Two valid forms of id such as drivers license, birth certificate, U. S. passport, Armed Forces ID card, or Resident Alien ID card. Applicants will also be asked to fill out a Marriage License Application Form (25kb pdf file).

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Residency Requirement:

Do not have to be a resident or U.S. citizen of Hawaii.

Application Requirement:

Both the bride and groom must prepare an official application and file the application in person with the marriage license agent. Applications are provided by the marriage license agent or may be downloaded from the Hawaii Health Department website. The application will not be accepted if sent by either postal mail or e-mail.

Waiting Period:

No waiting period.

Other Tests:

Blood tests are not required.

Under 18:

To marry, males and females must be at least 16 years of age. Males and Females under 18 must have written consent from both parents, legal guardians or family court. Males and females at age 15 may marry with the written consent of both parents or legal guardian and the written approval of the judge of the family court.

Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.

Proxy Marriages:


Cousin Marriages:

Cousins may marry. However, the blood relationship between the prospective bride and groom cannot be closer than first cousins.

Same Sex Marriages:



Any minister may perform marriages if they are authorized by their church to do so. If desired, you may request the marriage performer to present his/her license for your inspection. For further information about obtaining a marriage performer please call them at 808. 923. 1811.

Ministers must obtain a license from the department of health before performing marriages. Ministers must keep a record of all marriages they perform. Ministers must report all marriages they perform to the department of health.


License is valid for 30 days.
The license can only be used within the U.S. of Hawaii.

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

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or marriage agent before making any wedding or travel plans.

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

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Where to Apply for a Marriage License:
• In Honolulu - Room 101 (1st floor) of the Health Dept. building, 1250 Punchbowl St.
   Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Map Directions

• Marriage Agents in the rural and suburban areas of Oahu - 808. 586. 4544

• Marriage Agents on the neighbor islands:

• Hawaii - 808. 974. 6008 • Kauai - 808. 241. 3498
• Lanai - 808. 565. 6411 • Maui - 808. 984. 8210
• Molokai - 808. 553. 3663  

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