The County is developing a process to streamline the building permits for emergency reconstruction and is hiring a team to assist with application screening, plans review, communication with applicants and operating the Emergency Permitting Center. Updates regarding this process will be provided when the team has been contracted.
This new process will offer expedited permitting for property owners interested in rebuilding.
Option 1: You can submit a building permit application now, and the department will prioritize review of applications from fire damaged parcels, however these applications will be processed under the regular permitting process.
Option 2: You can wait until early 2024 when the Emergency Permitting Center is set up to benefit from the expedited process. With either process, permits will not be issued until the parcel clean-up has been certified complete. It is advised that applications be submitted once the Emergency Permitting Center is established.
Building permits issued in 2021 and 2022 had an average time of just over 300 days from application to issuance, however the County is working on ways to streamline the building permitting process and updates to this process will be provided when available. Please be aware that per Ordinance 5562, permitted work can proceed only after authorized fire debris removal has been completed.
The County is looking at various options for temporary structures and updates will be provided when those are finalized. Please be aware that even if and when a process is developed, the parcel will not be buildable until fire debris removal has been completed and the certification of clean-up is provided to the County.
Questions regarding Permits submitted and currently being reviewed
The permit application should be withdrawn and a new permit will need to be applied for. If no review has been done, 50% of the review fee may be refunded upon request. The County is working on ways to streamline the building permitting process. Updated information will be provided on the mauirecovers.org website.
If the permit is still valid, and owner plans to rebuild per the approved plans, work can continue after authorized fire debris removal has been completed for the parcel and if the parcel is located in a zone that has been cleared to be re-occupied.
The permit should be withdrawn and another permit should be applied for. The County is working on ways to streamline the building permitting process and updated information will be provided here on the Permitting page.
If the permit was issued on or after June 8, 2018, a building permit application can be submitted using the approved construction plans along with the owner authorization and design professional authorization.
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