Vital records such as births, deaths, marriage and divorce are collected and archived by the Office of Health Status Monitoring
unit of the Hawaii Department of Health. The state has a comprehensive database of births, deaths and marriages and a partial
archive of divorce records which currently include events between July 1951 to December 2002. All other dates must be obtained
from the local court in which they were filed.
All records start as confidential, then become public records 75 years after the filing date. Rush service is not available for
records older than 75 years.
State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801
Marriage and birth certificates are available online for $4.25 each. All other records must be requested in person, writing or by
• Office of Health Status Monitoring Online Vital Records
All records of adoptions are sealed by the State of Hawaii. Any records or information must also have written permission from a
Circuit Family Court of Hawaii.
Family Court, First Circuit
Kapolei Court Complex
4675 Kapolei Parkway
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707-327
• Request to Inspect Adoption Records (PDF)