Vital records of events that occurred in Hawaii including Hawaii Marriage Records are maintained at the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) through its Office of Health Status Monitoring. Its database contains accounts on marriages that were filed since 1853. By Hawaii state law, marriage documents that are 75 years old and below are released only to applicants who has a direct tangible interest such as the wedded couple named on the record, family members, descendants and legal guardians. The general public can only access Hawaii Marriage Records which are 75 years or older.
The fee for Hawaii Marriage Records from the DOH is $10 for each requested file copy. Payments are accepted in the form of cashier’s check, certified check or money order but not personal check. Orders for information can be sent through various means. Same-day service is offered for walk-in requests but phone or mail requests usually take numerous days and even weeks for the results to be delivered. Certified copies of Marriage Certificates can be ordered online through the DOH Online Vital Records Ordering System, currently at 17 days turnaround.