For an official and legal marriage, you must obtain a State of Hawaii marriage license application prior to the ceremony. The application must be finalized in person by an agent of the Department of Health, Marriage License Division.
We recommend that you complete the application and pay for it online at least a week before your ceremony as this will expedite the process when you go in to meet an agent who will finalize and issue the marriage license application. The finalized marriage license application is good for 30 days from the date it is issued by the agent.
You will give your officiant the application at the ceremony who will use the application to file your marriage online. You will then be able to obtain your temporary marriage license in 1-3 business days. Your permanent marriage license will be mailed directly to you by the Department of Health in approximately 1 month.
For more information and/or to obtain or complete a marriage license application, please click on this link: https://emrs.ehawaii.gov/emrs/public/home.html
Although you are asked on the application, you do not need to fill-in the date and location of your wedding, or the ministers name. This will be entered when your marriage is filed. However, Reverend Watters is usually our scheduled minister and is listed under Watters P. D. Glover
The Department of Health is located at:
1250 Punchbowl Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Hours: 8:00-3:30pm Phone #:(808) 586-4544
Below are Oahu agents who can issue marriage licenses outside of regular Health Department hours of operation. You may call to schedule an appointment with them:
Honolulu and Waikiki Area (By appointment)
Sherilynn Luning (808) 586-4544, (808) 679-1326
Four Seasons Resort at Ko Olina (By Appointment Only)
Nerine Asbel (808) 679-3271 or Amanda Belton (808) 679-3270
Turtle Bay Resort (Concierge Desk)
(808) 293-6020 (Call to request an appointment with marriage license agent)