- Birth Records Hawaii
The State of Hawaii’s Department of Health maintains birth records. You can order birth records if you are an authorized person directly from their website for births that occurred after July 1909. For births before July 1909, you can order these records by mail or in person.
You can either order a certified copy of your own birth certificate or that of an immediate family member because vital records in Hawaii are restricted by statute. When you order a copy on the Department of Health’s website, be aware that you are ordering the copies online but the order will be processed offline and the certificates mailed to you within about four to six weeks.
The first certified copy costs $10 and is kept regardless if the record is found or not as a search fee. If you order over their website, you will incur and additional $1.50 electronic processing fee. Each additional copy ordered at the same time costs $4.00 plus an additional $.025 electronic processing fee for online orders. When ordering online, you will pay these fees in the form of a credit card payment at the time of the order.
Go to the website located at https://www.ehawaii.gov/doh/vitrec/exe/vitrec.cgi and agree to the terms presented. You will be directed to a page where you fill out information about the birth record including your relationship to the registrant, the reason you need a copy, your mailing information and an electronic signature.
Next, you’ll be taken to a form where you fill out the information on the registrant including name, date of birth, place of birth and parents’ names.
Finally, you’ll fill in your credit card information and mailing information.
Ordering by Mail
Download and fill out the form found here:
Or submit a written request with the registrant’s full name, date of birth, city of birth, parents’ names as well as all of your contact information, your relationship to the registrant and reason for request. Enclose the appropriate fees in the form of a cashier’s check, certified check or money order made out to State Department of Health.
- State Department of Health
- Office of Health Status Monitoring
- Issuance/Vital Statistics Section
- P.O. Box 3378
- Honolulu, HI 96801
You can apply between 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM Monday through Friday at:
- Hawaii State Department of Health
- 1250 Punchbowl Street
- Honolulu, HI 96813
Pick up an application in the lobby area, fill it out and go to room 103 on the first floor. The Department of Health is located on the corner of Beretania and Punchbowl Streets.
Same day service is only granted to those who provide written documentation of the urgency of the request. Otherwise the application is taken and processed. The certified copies will be available for pickup approximately ten business days after the initial request is approved.
Once an order has been received and processed by the Department of Health, any changes to the request will be charged $10 to make changes to the order.
Interested in obtaining your Hawaii birth certificate?
Here is a list of counties, offering information on who to contact, so that you can apply for your own birth certificate today:
Hawaii: ~ http://co.hawaii.hi.us/directory/directory.htm
Maui: ~ http://www.co.maui.hi.us/county/clerkSub/
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