How to Find Hawaii Death Records
Death Records in Hawaii
The State of Hawaiiís Department of Health maintains death records for
people who died in Hawaii. You can order certified copies of death
records if you are an authorized person in person or by mail. You may
not order death records from their website
Because vital records in Hawaii are restricted by statute, you must be
authorized to request them such as being an immediate family member such
as a spouse, parent, adult child or adult sibling, or legal
Applying By Mail
Applying for a death record in Hawaii by mail is a simple process.
Simply download the form found here:
Fill out the form completely with all pertinent information. Make sure
to state your relationship to the deceased along with your reason for
needing a certified copy of the death certificate. Do not forget to sign
Enclose the appropriate fees in the form of either a cashierís check, a
certified check or a money order made out to: State Department of
Health. Do not send cash in the mail.
Mail your signed and completed application and appropriate fees to:
State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801
Allow about 10 business days for processing and several additional days
for the U. S. mail service to deliver the certified copies of the death
Applying In Person
Applying for a Hawaiian death certificate in person can be done in the
State Department of Healthís Honolulu office.
You can apply for a certified copy of a death certificate between 7:45
AM to 2:30 PM Monday through Friday (except holidays) at:
Hawaii State Department of Health
1250 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
For your convenience, you can download an application here:
Make sure to fill it out completely before going to the Department of
Health office. Doing so will make your visit smoother and faster. Bring
enough cash or obtain a certified check or money order to cover the
If you didnít download an application for a death certificate before
arriving, be sure to pick up and fill one out in the lobby area. Once
the application is complete, go to room 103 on the first floor. The
Hawaii State Department of Health is located at the corner of Beretania
and Punchbowl Streets.
If you require same day service, you must provide written documentation
of the urgency of your request. Otherwise, the application and fees are
taken and processed. The certified copies of the death certificate will
be available for pickup after about ten business days.
Once an order for a death certificate has been received and processed,
any changes to the death record request will incur an additional $10 fee
for making changes to the order. To avoid this additional charge,
provide as much information as possible and order as many copies as you
need the first time around.
The first certified copy of a death certificate costs $10 and this
non-refundable fee is kept as a search fee regardless if the record is
found or not. Each additional copy ordered at the same time costs $4.00.
Only cash, cashierís checks, certified checks and money orders are
accepted. Do not send a personal check because personal checks are not
accepted and will be returned. In addition, please donít send cash in
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