Business Registration (BREG)

Due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of consumers and staff, the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) offices 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.

Staff will remain available during normal business hours to meet the needs of the public over the phone and online. The public is strongly encouraged to continue calling in or utilizing DCCA’s online services. Contact information for each division is available at For a full listing of online services go to

Due to the department’s modified schedule for in-person services, BREG’s operations have been modified. For Business Registration filings, please use the following links for: business name search, to register a business, to file an annual report, to obtain a certificate of good standing, or to purchase other documents. Filings via email, mail, and fax will be accepted, however, processing times may be delayed when filed through these methods. Please include a brief memo containing your contact information and an email address with your filing. Approved and returned documents will be sent via email.

If you need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (808) 586-2727. BREG staff will continue to work full-time to provide its services to the public through modified operations. We thank you for your understanding.

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/Services

Our Business Action Center (BAC) offers in-person assistance with starting a business in Hawaii.
Main Location:
335 Merchant Street
Second Level, Suite 201
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 586-2545
Fax: (808) 586-2733

The BAC also has an office on Maui and resource days in 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.