Legal Requirements : Hawaii

The prospective bridal couple must appear together in person before a marriage license agent to apply for a marriage license. Proxies are not allowed. The couple should be prepared to provide the necessary proof of age and present any required written consents and approvals. All of the necessary documents should be obtained prior to applying for a marriage license. Couples can apply online, for a pre-application. They can file the application in person thereafter. Application cannot be mailed or e-mailed.

The marriage license fee is $60.00 (plus $5.00 portal administrative cost). The fee may be paid online or in-person at the time the application is submitted to a marriage license agent. The marriage license is good only in, but is valid throughout, the State of Hawaii. The marriage license expires 30 days from and including the date of issuance, after which it automatically becomes null and void.

Additional requirements include:
– Proof of age is required. A certified copy of the 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.
– 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.
– If you are under 18 years of age who wish to marry we require written consent of both parents and legal guardian, and the written approval of a judge of the family court. The parents or legal guardian do not have to be residents of the state. Consent forms may be obtained from the marriage license agent.