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What are Hawaii Vital Records?

Vital records in Hawaii are records of all births, deaths, and marriages that occur in the State of Hawaii. Access to vital records is restricted, and only those having a tangible and direct interest in the record may obtain a certified copy. The Hawaii Department of Health, Office of Vital Records maintains vital records for the state.

 

How Can I Get a Birth Certificate in Hawaii?

Hawaii birth records

Only persons having a direct and tangible interest in the birth record may obtain a copy of a Hawaii birth certificate. Those persons, mostly family members, may include:

  • The person named as the registrant on the birth certificate, if they are at least 18 years old.
  • The mother, father, or legal guardian of the person named on the birth certificate.
  • A legal spouse of the registrant.
  • The registrant's grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
  • A legal representative of one of the authorized persons.
  • A state or federal government official when the request is made in conducting their official duties.
  • Any person with a court order.

You must present a copy of your government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, a state identification card, or passport when you request the birth record.

Copies of birth certificates may be obtained online, in person, and by mail. The fee for the first copy of the birth certificate is $10 and $4 for each additional copy, plus there is a general administration fee of $2.50 charged for the first 5 copies and for each increment of 5 copies thereafter.

Online orders may be made through the Hawaii State Department of Health Vital Records Ordering and Tracking page. The fees may be paid only by credit or debit card, and the name on the card should exactly match the name of the requestor.

Mail orders may be made by completing the Request for Certified Copy of Birth Record and then mailing your request, along with a copy of your government-issued I.D. and cashier's check, certified check, or money order (credit cards are not accepted), payable to the State of Department of Health in the correct amount, to:

State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801

For in-person requests, you should complete the Request for Certified Copy of Birth Record, and along with proper payment and your government-issued ID, visit:

State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Vital Records Issuance Section
1250 Punchbowl Street
Room 103
Honolulu, HI 96801

This office is open Monday through Friday, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., except for holidays. Covid-19 protocols may also affect time and availability. You may also contact the office at the phone number (808) 586-4400.

You may make payment in cash, money order, or cashier's check when making your application in person.

 

How Can I Get a Death Certificate in Hawaii?

Hawaii death records

Copies of Hawaii death records may only be obtained by those who can show a direct and tangible interest in the decedent, including:

  • The mother, father, or grandparents of the deceased person.
  • The current husband or wife of the deceased person.
  • The child or grandchild of the deceased person.
  • A sibling, aunt, uncle, or cousin of the deceased person.
  • The legal guardian of the deceased person.
  • An authorized representative of an eligible person.
  • Any person who can show a tangible interest, such as inclusion in a Last Will and Testament, or an insurance policy beneficiary.
  • Any person with a court order.

The Hawaii vital records office provides a Request for Certified Copy of Death Record form of a Hawaii death certificate, which requires you to provide the following information:

  • The full name of the deceased.
  • The county or city of death.
  • The date of death.
  • The gender of the deceased.
  • Your name.
  • Your signature.
  • Your relationship to the deceased.
  • The address where the certificate should be mailed.

The fee for the first copy of the death certificate is $10 and $4 for each additional copy, plus there is a general administration fee of $2.50 charged for the first 5 copies and for each increment of 5 copies thereafter.

You may mail in your completed application, along with a copy of your government-issued photo ID, and proper payment, made by cashier's check, certified check, (no personal checks will be accepted), or money order payable to the State Department of Health, to:

State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801

For in-person requests, you should complete the Request for Certified Copy of Death Record form, and along with proper payment and your government-issued ID, visit:

State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Vital Records Issuance Section
1250 Punchbowl Street
Room 103
Honolulu, HI 96801

This office is open Monday through Friday, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., except for holidays. Covid-19 protocols may also affect time and availability. You may also contact the office at the phone number (808) 586-4400.

You may make payment in cash, money order, or cashier's check when making your application in person.

 

How Can I Get a Marriage Certificate in Hawaii?

Hawaii marriage records

As with birth and death records, only persons having a direct and tangible interest in the marriage record may obtain a copy of a Hawaii marriage certificate.

Online orders may be made through the Hawaii State Department of Health Vital Records Ordering and Tracking page. The fees may be paid only by credit or debit card, and the name on the card should exactly match the name of the requestor.

Mail orders may be made by completing the Request for Certified Copy of Marriage/Civil Union Record and then mailing your request, along with a copy of your government-issued I.D. and cashier's check, certified check, or money order payable to the State of Department of Health in the correct amount, to:

State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801

For in-person requests, you should complete the Request for Certified Copy of Birth Record, and along with proper payment and your state ID, visit:

State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Vital Records Issuance Section
1250 Punchbowl Street
Room 103
Honolulu, HI 96801

This office is open Monday through Friday, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., except for holidays. Covid-19 protocols may also affect time and availability. You may also contact the office at the phone number (808) 586-4400.

You may make payment in cash, money order, or cashier's check when making your application in person.

 

How Can I Get a Divorce Certificate in Hawaii?

Hawaii divorce records

Divorce records in Hawaii are confidential for the first 75 years. During this time period, you must show tangible and direct interest in the record to obtain a copy. Such persons include the divorced parties, their parents, spouses, descendants, and legal representatives. Of course, anyone with a court order may also obtain a copy.

A divorce certificate is a document that memorializes the divorce ruling. It is proof that the parties are no longer married. For divorce certificates from July 1951 to December 2002, you may visit the Hawaii District Health Office.

For certificates before July 1951 and after December 2002, you must contact the court where the divorce was granted.

For divorce records before July 1951 or after December 2002, you may obtain the divorce certificate by mail or in person. There are four Hawaii circuit courts where the divorce may have been granted:

Depending on which jurisdiction your divorce was granted, you should complete the Request for Access to Court Records form, or the Court Records Purchase form, and, along with your government-issued photo ID and proper payment, visit:

O'ahu - First Circuit
Kapolei Judiciary Complex
4675 Kapolei Parkway
Kapolei, HI 96707-3272
(808) 954-8290

Maui - Second Circuit
Hoapili Hale
2145 Main Street
Suite 106
Wailuku, Hawai'i 96793-1679
(808) 244-2706

Hawai'I – Third Circuit
Hale Kaulike
777 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, Hawai'I 96720-4212
(808) 961-7440

Kauai – Fifth Circuit
Pu'uhonua Kaulike Building
3970 Ka'ana Street
Lih'e, Hawai'i 96766
(808) 482-2300

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