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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 representative.

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 the application.

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 certificate.

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 fees.

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 the mail.

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