Who We Are
The Business Registration Division is a division of Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, a Government agency of the State of Hawaii.
The Business Registration Branch maintains the business registry for all corporations, limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited liability limited partnerships conducting business activities in the State. In addition, the registry contains trade names, trademarks, service marks and publicity name rights.
We also run several Business Action Centers
that offer in-person assistance with starting a business in Hawaii.
Business Action Center (BAC)
1130 North Nimitz Highway
Second Level, Suite A-220
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (808) 586-2545
Fax: (808) 586-2544
BAC offices are also located in Maui
The Business Registration Division also oversees state regulation of securities.
For those considering Hawaii as their legal business domicile, we offer the following benefits:
Single Agency Jurisdiction
In Hawaii, all business registrations are filed with the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Business Registration Division. No county filings are necessary.
Hawaii has streamlined its business registration forms. They are simple to fill out and only require enough information to fulfill Hawaii's statutory filing requirements.
Hawaii's filing and review process matches up well with any of the leading business registration states like Delaware and Florida. Normal filings can be accomplished in only 3 to 5 working days. Expedited filings can be done in 1 to 3 working days.
Straightforward Filing Fees
Hawaii has a very straightforward filing fee schedule for business registrations. Except for financial institutions, Hawaii assesses no business franchise taxes or charter taxes.
To see all the filings, searches and purchasing that you can do online, click here.
For downloadable registration forms and fee information in PDF format, click here.