How to get your marriage license?

Performer License: Larson, Michaela   2013-02829

Wedding License 

For any person to lawfully marry in the State of Hawaii, a license for that purpose must be obtained from an authorized agent. Once the license has been issued, there is no waiting period before the marriage can take place. No blood tests are needed, and no witnesses are required.

A marriage license and marriage certificate are different documents. The marriage license permits a marriage to take place. The marriage certificate indicates that a legal marriage has been performed.​

Who is eligible to apply for a Wedding License in Hawaii?

  • In applying for a marriage license, both the prospective groom and bride must appear in person before a marriage license agent.

  • A marriage license is issued immediately after the application is accepted by a marriage license agent, and it is valid statewide. A marriage license expires 30 days from and including the date of issuance.

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

  • Blood tests or witnesses are not required.
    The legal age to marry is 18 years for both males and females.

  • Males or females of 16 or 17 years of age who wish to marry require the written consent of both parents, legal guardian, or the family court. The parents or legal guardian do not have to be residents 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 years of age or under. A valid I.D. or driver's license may be presented for anyone 19 years of age or over.

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

  • If previously married, proof of original divorce decree or death certificate needs to be presented to the marriage agent by the applicant if the divorce or death was final within 30 days of applying for a marriage license. NO FAX COPY WILL BE ACCEPTED.

  • The fee for a wedding license is payable online by credit card upon completion of the application.

Step #1: How to apply for a Wedding License.

The prospective brides and grooms must apply for their Wedding license online. must also appear together in person (Step 2 below) before a marriage license agent prior to the actual wedding ceremony, to validate the marriage license application.​

Step #2: Wedding License Agents on the Big Island of Hawaii.

After you have completed Step #1 above, you'll have to meet one of the Hawaii Island License Agents who'll verify your identity and will issue your legal wedding license on paper which you are required to bring and sign following the ceremony with your officiant. Please follow Step #1 above before completing Step 2. The wedding license will cost you $65. Licensing agent will not proceed until Step #1 is completed.

Your wedding license once issued by one of the agents above, is valid anywhere within the State of Hawaii 
for 30 days. This means that you must have your wedding ceremony within 30 days. 

Step #3: Getting married.

Don't forget to bring your wedding license. Once the marriage ceremony is completed, Michaela will finalize your marriage with the State of Hawaii.  A finalized or temporary license can be printed from the State of Hawaii website. Your final legal marriage certificate will be mailed to you directly from the State of Hawaii in Honolulu.​

How to get your marriage license?

Linked Performer License: Larson, Michaela 2013-02829

Information can be changed or updated without notice from the State of Hawaii. 

I recommend you go to the Department of Health to confirm.

Couples may now go online to register for a marriage license.

Steps on how to obtain a Marriage License

Step 1: ​Register for a marriage license (print two copies). *Online Fee will apply. 

Step 2: Call a license Agent to make an appointment.  You have 30 days to get married from date of your licensing with the Agent. 

Take $5.00 CASH, confirm cost with agent.  

Sample of the Marriage License



Marriage Agent List

  • Balanay, Monica
    Four Seasons, Kona, Hawaii

  • Tomosada, LaRoma
    Mauna Kea & Hapuna Prince Kohala Coast, Hawaii

  • Joaquin, Tiffany
    Kamuela, Hawaii

  • Yamamoto, Lanette
    Kohala, Hawaii   ​​


  • Haalilio, Jazman
    KAILUA-KONA", Hawaii

  • Kaluau, Kimberly
    Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

  • Udac, Kristi-Anne

  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

  • Bojorquez, Andrea
    Kailua-Kona", Hawaii

Step 3: Bring completed paperwork to your wedding ceremony. One of the copies will be for the Officiant for signing. Please watch this instructional video for more information.