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County: Software affecting processing of building permits; expect temporary delays

The Department of Public Works is actively exploring alternative options for plan reviews to mitigate these delays and will communicate updates promptly, according to the County of Hawai‘i.

Mitch Roth emphasizes sustainability in his State of Hawaiʻi County address

Throughout his 45-minute 2023 State of the County address Monday, attended by dignitaries including Hawai‘i County Council Chairwoman Heather Kimball and several Council members, Kaua‘i County Mayor Derek Kawakami, representatives of Maui County and Hawai‘i Gov. Josh Green, Hawai‘i Mayor Mitch Roth touched on several issues and topics, including affordable housing, homelessness, infrastructure, public transportation, economic development and public safety, among others.

Learn more about Hawai’i County’s Planning Department at Waimea Community Association meeting

Hawai’i County Planning Director Zendo Kern will speak at the upcoming Waimea Community Association on various topics including community development plans and the ever-evolving online application process for building permits, EPIC. The meeting will take place on Feb. 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Kern will discuss his department’s vision, priorities and problem solving efforts […]

Building Division Issues Reminder on Permit Expirations as of June 1

The Department of Public Works Building Division reminded the public about permit expirations as of June 1.

Building Permit Deadline Extended

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works is amending its previous communication that extended the deadline to March 7, 2022, to complete construction under any permit that had previously expired

County Clarifies 30-Day Permit Application Cancellation Extension Rule

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

DPW Building Division Announces Digital Signature Process

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works (DPW) Building Division announced it is launching a digital signature process.

Proposed Law Would Toughen ‘Owner-Builder’ Requirements

The pair of bills would require that owner-builders deduct taxes from workers and provide them with workers’ compensation insurance.

County Sets New Hours For Building Permit Assistance

Shorter hours will give permit clerks more time to process permits without being interrupted by requests for help at the front desk.