September 13, 2023

Disaster Area Restrictions lifted for BUSINESS ZONES 5B, 5E

WHAT:            County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions have been LIFTED for certain business zones. Zones have been created to facilitate a systematic and organized return into the disaster area while prioritizing public safety and the security of the community.


WHEN:           10 A.M. TODAY 9/13/23

WHERE:         The following ZONES in the county disaster area have LIFTED restrictions:

                       ZONE 5B - Lahaina Cannery Mall parcel

                       ZONE 5E - Business area of Kupuohi and Ulupono streets

ROADWAYS: All roadways to access zones are clear

ADVISORIES: The Hawaiʻi Department of Health’s Smoke and Dust Advisory remains in effect for portions of Maui impacted by fire and surrounding areas with smoke, ash and dust. For air quality information, visit County of Maui Water Department unsafe water advisory remains in effect. For water advisory, visit

SAFETY: Once a fire has burned through an area, many dangers may remain. It’s important to be aware of the hazards and know what to look for when re-entering. For full safety details, visit

DISASTER AREA: Please heed any safety barriers and government personnel within re-opened zones. For a map of lifted zone restrictions and remaining zone restrictions, visit

Entry into the Lahaina Wildfire Disaster area remains prohibited unless authorized by law, due to health and safety risks and to protect against criminal property damage. The Lahaina disaster area, which holds hazardous debris, includes the area delineated by government-placed barriers, according to Mayor Richard Bissen’s Third Emergency Proclamation Relating to Wildfires effective Aug. 15.

DETAILS: For details on 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

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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