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Where do I get the Wedding License?

The Wedding License is a two step process.
  1. Apply for your license online.
  2. Meet with the local wedding license agent once you've arrived in Kauai.


Step 1: How to apply for a Wedding License.
  • The prospective bride and groom must apply for their Wedding license online here: https://emrs.ehawaii.gov/emrs/public/home.html
    but, must also appear together in person before a marriage license agent once they arrive in Kauai, and prior to the actual wedding ceremony, to validate the marriage license application in the agent's presence. Proxies are not allowed.
  • Once online, click on the "Applicants" tab and select "Apply License" and fill in the form for either a Marriage (traditional marriage) or for a Civil Union (same sex marriages), pay the fee and write down the code number generated by the website, this will be used by the Kauai Wedding License Agent to locate your file.

Step 2: Wedding License Agents in Kauai.

After you have completed Step 1 above you'll have to meet one of the Kauai Wedding License Agents below, who'll verify your identity and will issue your legal wedding license on paper. You’ll need to obtain your Wedding License prior to your wedding ceremony and bring it with you to the beach. Please follow Step 1 above before completing Step 2.
The wedding license will cost you $65.


Kapaa - East Shore
Lihue - by the Airport
Hanalei - North Shore
Koloa - South Shore
Walter (Kamika) Smith
808-821-6887 email
174 Kuamoo Rd.
Kapaa, HI 96746

Jill Kosen
808-246-2779


Dayna Santos
808-826-7742


Elle O'Connell
808-742-7305 email
5470 Koloa Rd.
Koloa, HI 96756
Momi (Kamika's assistant) 808-821-6880 email
3-5971 Kuhio Hwy.
Kapaa, HI 96746
Jacqueline Garces
808-246-5025


Jamie Listman
808-652-4005


Darlene Kapana
808-821-6880
Sergio Meza
808-246-5071
Jody Value
808-246-5026


Your wedding license once issued by one of the agents above, is valid anywhere within the State of Hawaii
for 30 days
, which means that you must have your wedding ceremony within 30 days or your license will expire.


Call 808-822-5381 to start planning your Kauai Destination Wedding...