Hawaii Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Hawaii marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Honolulu
Most Populous City: Honolulu
Total Area: 10,931 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 1360301
Website: http://www.hawaii.gov
Source: Wikipedia

Early Hawaii marriage records are collected at the Hawaii State Archives, the State Department of Heralth, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Library in Honolulu. State Archives records span 1826 to 1910, many of them indexed. Statewide registration of marriages began in 1842. Hawaii divorce records were not recorded by the state until 1950. Divorce proceedings are recorded in circuit court records. For a fee, marriage and divorce certificates can be obtained by mail from the State Department of Health. Only cashier's checks, certified checks, or money orders are acceptable forms of payment. See the Hawaii State Department of Health for the Hawaii Vital Records website at http://hawaii.gov/health/vital-records/vital-records for additional information about obtaining certified copies of certificates.

For more information on Hawaii vital records, visit Hawaii Birth & Death Vital Records

Hawaii Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Marriage Certificates
State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
PO Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-586-4533
Website

Business Hours: 7:45AM-2:30PM (walk-in hours)
Note: Upon request, a letter of verification attesting to the existence of a requested record on file with the Department of Health may be issued.
Record Access Requirements: Access to vital records is restricted by statute (HRS �338-18). After 75 years, records are considered genealogy records, but processing requests is not a priority. Direct questions to vr-info@doh.hawaii.gov.
Search Note: An applicant/requestor must provide the information needed to 1) establish his/her direct and tangible interest in the record and 2) locate the desired record. Record request forms are available from the webpage.

Records Available: Divorce Records
State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
PO Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-586-4533
Website

Business Hours: 7:45AM-2:30PM (walk-in hours)
Note: Upon request, a letter of verification attesting to the existence of a requested record on file with the Department of Health may be issued.
Record Access Requirements: Access to vital records is restricted by statute (HRS �338-18). After 75 years, records are considered genealogy records, but processing requests is not a priority. Direct questions to vr-info@doh.hawaii.gov.
Search Note: An applicant/requestor must provide the information needed to 1) establish his/her direct and tangible interest in the record and 2) locate the desired record. Record request forms are available from the webpage.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Administrative Director of Courts
417 S. King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-539-4900
Fax: 808-539-4801
Website

Business Hours: 7:45AM-4:30PM
Note: The web page offers public access to the state's court systems.

Records Available: Criminal Records
Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
Criminal Record Request
465 S King St, Room 101
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-587-3279
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM
Record Access Requirements: A request form is available at http://hawaii.gov/ag/hcjdc/main/application_forms/i-chrc.pdf.
Search Note: Submission of fingerprints is an option. Per a US DOJ Study in 2003, 99% of the records are fingerprint-supported.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Inmate Classification
919 Ala Moana Blvd #401
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: 808-587-2567
Fax: 808-587-2568
Website

Business Hours: 7:45AM-4:30PM
Search Note: There is no fee. Records are considered public information.


Hawaii County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records


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