Application for License to Perform Marriages and/or Civil Union in Hawaii


  •    Religious
  • Marriages or civil unions performed by solemnizers who are not properly licensed are not valid and cannot be registered. To ensure you are properly licensed, please check the correct box(es) below.



    WARNING: If you are performing ANY marriage (religious or non-religious) you MUST check this box.

    Hawaii Revised Statutes, section 572-12 requires that "A license to solemnize marriages may be issued to, and the marriage rite may be performed and solemnized by any minister, priest, or officer of any religious denomination or society who has been ordained or is authorized to solemnize marriages according to the usages of such denomination or society, or any religious society not having clergy but providing solemnization in accordance with the rules and customs of that society."

    Hawaii Revised Statutes, section 572-13.5 states that "Any license to solemnize marriages issued pursuant to section 572-12 may be revoked or suspended by the department of health, if the holder of the license has failed to comply with the applicable provisions of this chapter or of the rules of the department of health."


    Civil union is NOT a marriage and performers who have this type of license only are not authorized to perform marriages.

    Act 1, section -4(b), Session Laws 2011, requires that "Any ordained or licensed member of the clergy may solemnize a civil union. Solemnization may be entirely secular or may be performed according to the forms and usages of any religious denomination in this State."

    Act 1, section -4(e), Session Laws 2011, states that "The department of health may revoke or suspend a license to solemnize civil unions."

  • I attest, under penalty of perjury, that I meet the above requirements, that I have not had any previous licenses to perform marriages or civil unions revoked by the Department of Health and that no illegal substances or activities will be part of the ceremony.
  • I understand that the Department of Health may revoke or suspend my license if I fail to comply with the applicable provisions of Chapter 572 or the rules of the Department of Health.
  • I understand that the Department of Health may revoke or suspend my license to solemnize civil unions.
  • If yes, please give previous license number
  • If yes, please give approximate date and place (island) of last marriage
  • Mailing address same as residence address
  • At least one phone number is required