How to Obtain Divorce Certificates in Hawaii?
If you were divorced in Hawaii and you need a copy for insurance, legal or other purposes you might need to obtain a certified copy. You must follow the process below to obtain a copy of your divorce certificate.
Vital records in Hawaii are subject to restricted access, and only the following people can request copies of divorce records:
- Your ex-spouse.
- Parent of either party.
- A child or grandchild of either party.
- A legal guardian of either party.
- A person or entity on your behalf.
- A court order.
- A business needing to validate your identity or marital status.
The Hawaiian Office of Health Status Monitoring handles copies of divorce records from July 1951 to December of 2002. For all other years, you will need to contact the courthouse where your divorce was finalized. You will need the following information:
- Your name, address, and phone number.
- Relationship to the person named in the divorce decree.
- Reason for the requested copy.
- Full names of both parties on the certificate.
- Month, day and year of the divorce.
- Location where the divorce took place.
- Photo ID
- Letter of consent, if you are not one of the named parties.
You can apply online through the Vital Records Ordering and Tracking system.
You can also apply in person by visiting their offices at:
Room 103 (1st floor) of the Health Department building,
1250 Punchbowl Street (corner of Beretania and Punchbowl Streets).
You may also request a copy through the mail by filling out an application and mailing it along with your fees to:
State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Section
P.O. Box 3378 Honolulu, HI 96801
There is a $10 fee for the first certified copy and another $4 for each additional copy and a $2.50 admin fee. You are limited to five copies only. The fees may be paid by certified check, money order, check cash or credit card. The fees are non-refundable regardless of whether or not they locate your record.