Hawaiian Home Lands to offer revocable permits for three 100-acre parcels in Honomū

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Three revocable permits will be made available for 100-acre parcels on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands in Honomū.

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has launched a Revocable Permit pilot program that will offer short-term land uses on three of its parcels in order to assess the program’s outreach and application process.

Completion of the pilot program and associated evaluation will be presented to the Hawaiian Homes Commission for consideration of an expanded permanent program.

The three parcels — under the categories of general, business community — will be made available in Honomū on the Big Island, and Kalaeloa and Waimānalo on Oʻahu, respectively.


In Honomū, the initial offer is 100 acres each for three potential revocable permits. The property perimeter is fenced, and a common access easement may need to be created and interior fences installed to separate the three potential users. The proposed initial rent is $1,132.

The revocable permits will grant permission for the use of the specified lots on a short-term, month-to-month basis.

“Revocable permits are a critical tool used by state agencies that provide flexibility in the stewardship of unencumbered lands,” said Deputy to the Chair Tyler Iokepa Gomes.


With a presence on department lands, there is a reduction in the costs for land management-related activities, including: preventing trespassing, dumping, illegal activity, fires, fencing, posting and maintaining adequate signage. They also bring in some revenue.

The Department paused the use of revocable permits under the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 171-55 in 2014 to develop an updated program that implements a competitive process available to native Hawaiians and the public at large.

To learn more about the pilot program, review parcels available or download the revocable permit application, visit

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