Business Registration (BREG)

Due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of consumers and staff, walk-in services at the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) offices are unavailable to the public through Sunday, May 31st.

During this period, staff continue to telework and remain available to meet the needs of the public over the phone and online. Contact information for each division is available at http://cca.hawaii.gov/contact/. For a full listing of online services go to http://cca.hawaii.gov/covid19.

Due to the department’s temporary suspension of walk-in services, BREG’s operations have been modified. Please do not submit filings via email, mail, or fax at this time. For Business Registration filings, please go to https://hbe.ehawaii.gov and submit your filing via BREG’s online portal.

If you need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (808) 586-2727 and leave a message. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Our hours of operation remain the same: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, except state holidays. We thank you for your understanding.

Beginning June 1, 2020, DCCA will be providing modified hours of in-person services to the public. The King Kalakaua Building will be open to the public from 7:45 a.m. – 12 noon Monday – Friday, except state holidays.

Building access will only be allowed through the building’s front lobby via Merchant Street. A face covering is required to enter, and while conducting business in the building. Safety protocols including social distancing measures will be implemented, so we ask that you please follow instructions and plan your time accordingly. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.

Who We Are
The Business Registration Division is a division of the 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.Overview/ServicesWe also run several Business Action Centers that offer in-person assistance with starting a business in Hawaii.

Business Action Center (BAC)
Main Location:
335 Merchant Street
Second Level, Suite 201
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 586-2545
Fax: (808) 586-2733
BAC offices are also located in Maui and Hilo.

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.

Simple Registration

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.

Efficient Processing

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.