Hawaii Officiant Government Registration Requirements
Learn what the marriage officiant registration requirements are in Hawaii. This page covers everything you need to know to legally officiate wedding ceremonies in Hawaii.
Who can officiate weddings in Hawaii?
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, or any justice or judge or magistrate, active or retired, of a state or federal court in the State, upon presentation to such person or society of a license to marry, as prescribed by this chapter. Such person or society may receive the price stipulated by the parties or the gratification tendered.
Hawaii Revised Statutes § §572-12
Are online ordained ministers recognized in Hawaii?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Hawaii.
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Am I as the minister officiant required to register with the Hawaii Government?
Yes. All officiants must register with the Hawaii Department of Health before they officiate a wedding.4.
What Hawaii office handles officiant registration?
The Department of Health in Hawaii is responsible for officiant registration.5.
How old do I have to be to officiate a wedding in Hawaii?
All Wedding Officiants in Hawaii must be at least 18 years old.6.
Does my residency affect the registration process?
No. Your state or country of residence is irrelevant to the officiant registration process in Hawaii.7.
Do I need to complete a government application before officiating a wedding?
Yes. You must complete the Department of Health's online Application for License to Perform Marriages in Hawaii.8.
Do I need to submit proof of my ministry credentials to the Hawaii government?
No. However it is a good idea to keep personal copies of your Ministry Credentials for your own records.9.
How much does the officiant registration process cost in Hawaii?
It will cost you about $10 to register as a wedding officiant in Hawaii.10.
How long does it take to register as a wedding officiant in Hawaii?
Please register at least two weeks prior to the ceremony date, as your registration could take up to two weeks for approval.