All marriage and civil union performers must be licensed by the State of Hawaii before performing a marriage or a civil union.
This website will help provide you with the information needed to be licensed as a marriage and/or civil union performer.
A $10.00 portal administration fee will be collected online upon completion of your application.
Payment will be accepted with a major credit card. Your application will be submitted for review.
Upon approval, you will receive an email notification along with your approved license number and
an electronic copy of your certificate:
There are four types of marriage and/or civil union performers in the State of Hawaii.
Please click a link below for more information:
Religious Marriage Performer
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 (HRS §572-12)
Religious Civil Union Perfomer
Any ordained or licensed member of the clergy (Act 1, section -4(b), Session Laws 2011)
Judge for Marriage Performer
Any justice, judge or magistrate, active or retired, of a state or federal court in the State (HRS §572-12).
Judge for Civil Union Performer
Any judge or retired judge, including a federal judge or judge from another state who may legally join persons in
chapter 572 or a civil union, (Act 1, section -4(b), Session Laws 2011)