Getting married here in Maui Hawaii is very simple. All you really need are your IDs (and occasionally additional documents, please check the State of Hawaii website for details) and to apply for a marriage license in advance and/ or in person, while being in Hawaii. The State of Hawaii has simplified this process by offering you to register online HERE. You need to choose the minister and in my case please select my official registered name as a minister/officiant in Hawaii "Stefan Leiste" when you register. Optional download the Marriage License Application and bring it to your appointment with the Licensing Agent.
Important for you to know: A marriage license and marriage certificate are different documents. The marriage license permits a marriage to take place (for which you have to apply for prior to your wedding ceremony). The marriage certificate indicates that a legal marriage has been performed.
Once you are registered or have your marriage license application please setup an appointment with one of the Marriage Licensing Agents below.
Licensing Agents are located on both sides of Maui for your convenience. They accept appointments at least one business day before the wedding date. Couples should be on Maui at least one business day before marriage date.
Maui Marriage Licensing Agent West Side (Lahaina/ Ka'anapali/ Kapalua)
Maui Marriage Licensing Agent South Side (Kihei/ Wailea)
In addition, you can contact the following marriage license agents on Maui:
Linda Albright (808) 875-8459 – Wailuku / Kihei / Wailea
Governor’s Liaison Office – Wailuku (By Appointment Only)
Leah Belmonte (808) 243-5798
Michelle Ankele-Yamashita (808) 243-5798
Licensing Agents are located on both sides Big Island of Hawaii for your convenience. They accept appointments at least one business day before the wedding date. Couples should be on Big Island of Hawaii at least one business day before marriage date.
Governor’s Liaison Office – Hilo (By Appointment Only)
Wil Okabe (808) 961-8504 or Joyce Nakagawa (808) 974-6262
Governor’s Liaison Office – Captain Cook (By Appointment Only)
Susan Kim or Abigail Au (808) 323-4542
District Health Office:
Honolulu Main Office (Downtown)
Judith Brown (808) 586-4544
Sherilynn Luning (808) 586-4544, (808) 523-1880 – McCully / Waikiki / Wahiawa
Irene Takeda (808) 586-4544
Four Seasons Resort at Ko Olina (By Appointment Only)
Nerine Asbel (808) 679-3271
Amanda Belton (808) 679-3270
Sheraton Waikiki (By Appointment Only)
Yuliya Avelino (808) 931-8349
Turtle Bay Resort (By Appointment Only)
Please call and ask for a marriage license agent (808) 293-6020
Fusako Miyamoto (808) 455-1186 – Pearl City
Governor’s Liaison Office – Lihue (By Appointment Only)
Carrice Gardner (808) 274-3100
Randall Machado II (808) 274-3100
Jill Kosen (808) 246-2779 – Lihue
Jamie Listman (808) 378-4290 – Hanalei
Ellen O’Connell (808) 742-7305 – Koloa / Poipu
Dayna Santos (808) 378-4290 – Hanalei
Walter (Kamika) Smith (808) 821-6882 – Wailua / Kapaa
Darlene Kapana (808) 821-6880 – Wailua / Kapaa
For couples coming from other countries to be married, you'll find information about the APOSTILLE on the State of Hawaii website. A certified copy of a marriage certificate issued by the State of Hawaii may need to be officially authenticated in order that it be recognized and accepted by government officials of foreign countries.
MORE INFORMATION You may also check the website of the Hawaii State Department of Health or give them a call at 808-586-4545 for further information.
Who is Eligible to Apply for a Marriage License?
How to Apply for a Marriage License
To view the application instructions for the electronic marriage license system, click on the links below:
The marriage license application form is also available in PDF format:
Download a marriage license application
If you have any questions please call me under (808) 365-2746 or email me with your questions through my contact form