New Hawaiʻi County Permit Application System Goes Live

July 28, 2021, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated July 28, 5:11 AM
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EPIC, the County of Hawaiʻi’s Electronic Processing and Inspection Center, opens to the public Wednesday, July 28.

The new system allows users to enter applications for new permits online, track and manage applications, and pay permit fees. New permits will be made available on Thursday, July 29.

The EPIC system is intended to improve transparency, and streamline the application and approval process, allowing multiple approving agencies to review plans concurrently. In addition, once a building permit is issued, contractors can request inspections and view the results of the inspections online.

Directors Ikaika Rodenhurst and Zendo Kern will host a free educational webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 4, to provide an in-depth review of the system. The webinar will be open to all members of the public.

To register for the free webinar or find how-to videos and answers to common questions, visit and click on the EPIC link.

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