October 13, 2023

County of Maui Disaster Area ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 5C, 9M, 16A, 17D

WHAT: County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions have been lifted for owners and residents as noted below. Homes in the areas were unaffected by the fire; therefore, supported re-entry days will not be held.

WHEN:  Friday,Oct. 13, 2023

WHERE:   Restrictions have been LIFTED for the following ZONES:

RESIDENTIAL ZONE 5C: Ipukula Way, S. Nahale Pl.

RESIDENTIAL ZONE 9M: Kanakea Loop, Kanakea Pl., Kahako St., Kaakolu St., Kahena St. (local access only; ID with address or proof of residency required)

RESIDENTIAL ZONE 16A: Pualei Dr., Puamelia Pl., Puakukui Pl. (local access only; ID with address or proof of residency required)

MARITIME ZONE 17D: Between Launiupoko Beach Park and Kauaula Stream (Beach Access)

ACCESS:  To gain access to residential zones 9M and 16A, residents will be asked to provide an ID showing their address within the zone, or an ID plus additional documentation as proof of occupancy (see below for more details).

ROADWAYS: All roadways to access zones are clear for residents and property owners.

MARITIME ZONE: Restrictions have been lifted by the U.S. Coast Guard.

SAFETY AND ADVISORIES: Once a fire has burned through an area, many dangers may remain.It’s important to be aware of the hazards and to know what to look for when re-entering. For full safety details, visit www.mauirecovers.org. For air quality information, visit https://health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires/.

WATER:  The County of Maui Department of Water SupplyUnsafe Water Advisory remains in effect in these residential zones. To view the water advisory, visit https://www.mauicounty.gov/water.

PROOF OF OCCUPANCY: The following documents may be used to verify property ownership or occupancy for zones with local access only:

  • PropertyDeed or Title: A property deed or title in your name is one of the most direct ways to demonstrate ownership. This document should clearly show your name as the property owner.
  • Utility Bills: Utility bills such as electricity, water, or gas bills that are addressed to your name at the property address can serve as proof of residency. These bills should be recent and show consistent usage.
  • PropertyTax Records: Property tax records from the county’s Real Property Tax office that list you as the property owner are strong evidence of ownership. Visit: www.mauipropertytax.com
  • LeaseAgreement: If you have been renting, a lease agreement with your name, the landlord's name, and the property address can establish your residency.
  • Hawai’i Driver's License: A valid Hawai’i driver's license with your current address is a widely accepted proof of residency.
  • Vehicle Registration: If your vehicle is registered at the property address, it can indicate your residency.
  • Voter Registration: A voter registration card listing your address in Lahaina can be used to confirm your residency.
  • Financial Statements: Financial statements sent to your Lahaina address can help establish residency, especially if they cover an extended period. Driver’s license or identification card, Tax records or financial statements, Voter registration or court documents, Vehicle registration form, Employment agency registration or pay stubs or checks)
  • Insurance Documents: Homeowner's or renter's insurance policies with your Lahaina address can be used as proof of residency.
  • Notarized Affidavit: In some cases, a notarized affidavit from a property owner or landlord confirming your residency or ownership may be accepted.

 DETAILS: To learn more about re-entry to impacted areas; safety information for returning to your property; drinking water and wastewater; maps and data; fire debris removal; recovery phases; financial and housing assistance; and business support, visit www.mauirecovers.org. For information on resources available, medical and mental health care, financial assistance, housing, jobs and how to donate or volunteer, visit www.mauinuistrong.info.

County of Maui Recovery Permit Center

A vital resource for those who are looking to rebuild in fire-affected areas in Lahaina and Kula as they navigate the permitting process and take the next step toward returning home.

County of Maui Service Center
110 Alaihi St., Suite 207

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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