County Clarifies 30-Day Permit Application Cancellation Extension Rule

December 15, 2021, 7:30 AM HST
* Updated December 14, 5:29 PM
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Permit applicants have 30 days to pick up their permit upon notice that their application has been recommended for issuance or the application will be canceled, the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Public Works, Building Division said in a press release Tuesday, Dec. 14.

People have 30 days to pick up permit or plan review letter. Upon notice to the applicant that their application is ready for pick up with either a “recommend for issuance” or “recommend return with correction,” the applicant shall have 30 working days to pick up their permit or application respectively. If the permit application is not picked up within 30 working days, the application will be canceled.

The 30-day period will begin on the working day following the day that notification is electronically sent to the applicant, the Division said, referencing the code.

A previous messaging error in the division’s EPIC System incorrectly notified applicants they had 90 days to pick up their permit. This error has been corrected.

As of March 7, any building permit applications recommended for issuance on or before Jan. 31 that have not been picked up will be canceled.


If there are any questions or concerns, call Sherise Kana’e-Kāne at 961-8499.

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