How to Obtain Birth Certificates in Hawaii
Birth certificates are vital records that may be used for legal purposes, to apply for school, the military, getting a driver’s license or for travel.
If you were born in Hawaii and needed a copy of your birth certificate to verify your identity, citizenship or age, you can obtain one pretty quickly by following the process below.
The State of Hawaii, Department of Health Vital Records office handles all birth records, and the only ways to obtain a copy are in writing, online or in person.
You may visit the Vital Records office at Room 103 (1st floor) of the Health Department building, 1250 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu. Their offices are open between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each weekday Monday through Friday.
You may also mail in your request to the address below:
State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Section
P.O. Box 3378 Honolulu, HI 96801
When mailing in, you must include a copy of your driver’s license or other photo ID. You will receive your birth certificate within 6-8 weeks when using the mail service.
You will need to bring a completed application form and at least the following information:
- Your name, address, and phone number.
- Your relationship to the person on the record.
- Name, date of birth and place of birth for person requested.
- Full names of the mother and father on the record.
- Mother’s maiden name.
- Reason for the request.
- Valid photo ID such as driver’s license or passport.
Hawaii also has a handy online system for searching, finding and requesting copies of vital records, which you can use to obtain a copy.
You must pay a $10 non-refundable fee when requesting a certified copy of your birth certificate, plus an additional $2.50 administrative fee. Each additional copy will cost another $4.
Payment must be made by cashiers check, money order or certified check made out to the State Department of Health. Cash may be paid for walk-in service only.