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Hawaii Electronic Marriage and Civil Union Registration System
Welcome to the Hawaii Department of Health online Marriage and Civil Union Registration System.
This online system provides a variety of services including: marriage or civil union license application with status check;
marriage and/or civil union performer registration and access; and certificate validation by the government agency users.
Prospective users are encouraged to review the following hints and the instructional video for using the system.
Prior to completing the marriage or civil union application, be sure to review
requirements for obtaining a license;
It's highly recommended that couples complete the online application with payment by credit card
before meeting with an agent.
Both the prospective spouses or prospective partners must appear
together in person before a license agent to obtain a marriage or civil union license.
Please note that your online application will be available for the issuance of a marriage
or civil union license by an agent in the State of Hawaii up to one year from the application
date. After a year, your application will be removed from the system. There will be no refunds
for unused applications;
After online payment, click "Continue" on the payment receipt page to obtain the Locator ID
and a list of license agents on the specified island of ceremony (if applicable).
All prospective new marriage and civil union performers are required to register online.
Username and password will be emailed to the provided email address upon completion of the registration;
Any performer who has been commissioned by the State of Hawaii prior to 2012 and is interested in also
performing civil union is required to apply online with indication of performing both civil union and marriage.
Be sure to include the existing commission number to avoid unnecessary commission number creation and conflicts; and
Performers must complete the ceremony information and certify electronically so that couples will be able
to access their electronic temporary marriage/civil union certificates.