Planning & Permitting in Hawaii

Planning & Permitting in Hawaii

Each County Planning Department offers the most accurate and up-to-date information to confirm the potential use, zoning, density, restrictions and possibilities for a parcel; more specifically what you can build, if you can subdivide, what zoning designations allow, and specific information pertaining to each parcel.

Occasionally the listing agent for a property will apply for the information and include it in the listing. More frequently, information is gathered by the potential Buyer/Developer or Buyer’s Realtor prior to a transaction or during the C-51 Inspection phase of Escrow.

The best way to submit an inquiry is in writing. You may submit the inquiries directly to the County or choose to have a Realtor do it for you. I am happy to help, provided you pay the appropriate County fees. Most Hawaii Counties require a $50.00 fee for each individual property inquiry and generally respond within 10 days.

Below you will find information and links to the appropriate departments on each of the major islands.
Kauai County
Planning Department
4444 Rice St.
Lihue, Kauai, HI
Phone: (808) 241-6677

Oahu (Honolulu County)
City and County of Honolulu
Department of Permitting & Planning
650 So. King St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Fax: (808) 527-6743

Maui County
Department of Planning
Kalana Pakui Building
250 South High St.
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: (808) 270-7735
FAX: (808) 270-7634

Big Island, Hawaii County
East Hi (Hilo):
Aupuni Center
101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3
Hilo, HI 96720
7:45 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday
Phone: (808) 961-8288
FAX (808) 961-8742

West Hi (Kailua-Kona)
Hanama Place
75-5706 Kuakini Hwy, Suite 109
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
7:45 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday
Phone: (808) 327-3510
FAX:(808) 327-3563

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