Hawaii Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Hawaii licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Hawaii-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

Hawaii State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Hawaii that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Board of Acupuncture
  • Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
  • Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Board of Contractors
  • Board of Dental Examiners
  • Board of Electricians and Plumbers
  • Board of Massage Therapy
  • Board of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Board of Nursing
  • Board of Optometry
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Board of Physical Therapy
  • Board of Private Detectives and Guards
  • Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveyors & Landscape Architects
  • Board of Psychology
  • Board of Public Accountancy
  • Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Board of Veterinary Examiners
  • Boxing Commission
  • Business Registration Division (BREG)
  • Contractors License Board
  • Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Insurance Division
  • Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Professional and Vocational Licensing
  • Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Professional and Vocational Licensing: Collection Agency Licensing Area
  • Department of Health - Asbestos Program
  • Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Department of Public Safety - Narcotics Enforcement Division
  • Department of Taxation
  • Elevator Mechanics Licensing Board
  • Medical Board
  • Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board
  • Motor Vehicle Repair Industry Board
  • Office of the Lieutenant Governor
  • Pest Control Board
  • Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (PVL)
  • Real Estate Branch
  • Tax and Charities Division

Hawaii Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Hawaii that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Hawaii County
  • Honolulu County
  • Kalawao County
  • Kauai County
  • Maui County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Aiea
  • Captain Cook
  • Eleele
  • Ewa Beach
  • Ewa Gentry
  • Ewa Villages
  • Haiku-Pauwela
  • Halawa
  • Haleiwa
  • Hana
  • Hanalei
  • Hickam Field
  • Hilo
  • Ho'olehua
  • Honokaa
  • Honolulu
  • Kaanapali
  • Kahului
  • Kailua
  • Kailua-Kona
  • Kalaheo
  • Kalaoa
  • Kaneohe
  • Kapaa
  • Kapaau
  • Kapolei
  • Kaunakakai
  • Keaau
  • Kealakekua
  • Kekaha
  • Kihei
  • Kilauea
  • Koloa
  • Kula
  • Lahaina
  • Laie
  • Lanai City
  • Lihue
  • Makakilo
  • Makawao
  • Marine Corps Base Hawaii
  • Maunaloa
  • Mililani
  • Mountain View
  • Naalehu
  • Nanakuli
  • Napili-Honokowai
  • Pahala
  • Pahoa
  • Paia
  • Pearl City
  • Princeville
  • Puako
  • Pukalani
  • Pupukea
  • Puunene
  • Schofield Barracks
  • Village Park
  • Wahiawa
  • Waialua
  • Waianae
  • Waikoloa Village
  • Wailea-Makena
  • Wailua
  • Wailuku
  • Waimalu
  • Waimea
  • Waipahu
  • Waipio
  • Wheeler Army Airfield
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