Alan Ross Spector
Step One: The first thing you need to do is apply online and pay the application fee of $65. Please complete all requested information. You will be given a Locator Number which you must save as I will need that to access your license. To apply for a marriage license click here.
Step Two: You must meet with an authorized agent to have your license issued. You can do this at the State of Hawaii Department of Health which is located at 1250 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu. Both partners must be present. Be sure to bring your Locator Number as well as photo identification. Inform the agent that I will be performing your ceremony and he or she will list that in the system. You can also obtain your marriage license from an authorized agent at the satellite Marriage License Office at Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu. Appointments are encouraged.
Step Three: Once you obtain your license, it is good for only 30 days from issuance.
Step Four: Get Married! Once I perform your ceremony, I will sign your license electronically and immediately transmit it to the Department of Health. We will receive instant confirmation that it has been received. Within 1-3 business days, I will download and email to you your official temporary Hawaii Marriage Certificate. Department of Health will mail you a permanent certified copy in about 3-4 weeks, however, you can pay an extra fee for this process to be expedited.
Obtain Marriage License
The State of Hawaii has an online system to apply for a marriage license. It is a highly efficient process and I encourage all couples to take advantage of the new online system. Effective December 2, 2013, same-sex couples in Hawaii will be able to legally marry.
Visit Hawaii's Marriage Equality Act of 2013
for more information and FAQs.