Marriage License Application
Requirements for obtaining a marriage license
- Marriage application needs to be completed on line at: https://marriage.ehawaii.gov All entries must be completed whether asterisked or not, unless it does not pertain to you. Example: Social Security Number – no such thing outside the United States. Please use upper and lower case lettering where appropriate.
- In applying for a marriage license, both the prospective groom (male) and bride (female) must appear in person before a marriage license agent.
- The Marriage Application process is completed in three steps:
- Applicants must provide the following articles when meeting with the Licensing Agent:
- Original Divorce paperwork – ONLY – if divorce has been finalized within thirty (30) days of the appointment date with the Licensing agent. Otherwise the month, date, year, divorce finalized or death occurred with the county and state recorded in is sufficient.
- Licensing agent: confirms and verifies the couples are who they say they are and that the information is correct. They will print out the application once the information is confirmed,
- Officiant: The printed application provided by the Licensing agent is taken to the officiant where after the ceremony, they will confirm who the couple have become after marriage and complete the application with date, location ceremony information,
- State ofHawaii: Officiant will complete application on line for the State ofHawaii, Vital Statistics Dept. where they will confirm and process the Certificate of Marriage.
- Photo Identification in either a State Drivers License, Passport or Military Identification (must show date of birth)
- Application Locator ID number
Please note: A number of Licensing Agents are Independent Contractors for the State ofHawaii to process Marriage Licenses. Most agents require appointments so they can be of service within their own personal and work schedules. Showing up early, late, not at all or without an appointment will definitely cause an inconvenience to all.
- To marry, males and females must be at least 15 years of age. Males and females who are 16 or 17 years of age must have the written consent of both parents, or of the legal guardian, or other person in whose care and custody the minor has been placed, or of the family court judge who has jurisdiction over the minor child. Males and females may marry at age 15 years with written consent of both parents and legal guardian and the written approval of the judge of the family court. No one under 15 years of age may marry.
- Proof of age in the form of a certified birth certificate must be presented to the marriage license agent by any applicant who is under 19 years of age. Proof of age will be requested for those applicants over 18 in the form of a valid Drivers License or Passport.
- A blood relationship between the prospective groom and the bride must not be closer than first cousins.
- Blood tests are not required.
- The fee for a license is $65 payable by credit card on line with a $5 administration fee to licensing agent (cash preferred), outside a State office.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ARE PROCESSED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Arriving early or late could be inconvenient and create a wait or require rescheduling
808-246-2779 Jill Kosen - Lihue Area
808-821-6887 Walter (Kamika) Smith – Kapaa/Wailua Area
808-652-0834 Joy Boccat – Lihue/Kapaa Area
808-742-7305 Ellen O’Connell – Poipu Area
808-826-7742 DaynaSantosand Lori Ann Romas – Hanalei Area