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Re-entry
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Last updated May 14, 2024

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Re-entry Vehicle Pass Information

Residents may pick up their Re-Entry Vehicle Pass and PPE at the State of Hawai‘i Community Resource Center:

Royal Lahaina Resort and Bungalows
2780 Keka‘a Drive
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 2 pm

Optional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and instructions for usage will be available during vehicle pass distribution. The Re-entry vehicle pass allows vehicle access to the designated property daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The following documents may be used to verify property ownership or residency to receive a re-entry vehicle pass:

  • Property Deed/Title or Property Tax Records: 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. Property tax records from the County’s Real Property Tax office that list you as the property owner are also strong evidence of ownership. Visit: www.mauipropertytax.com.
  • 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.
  • Rental/Lease Agreement or Receipt: If you have been renting, a lease agreement or rent receipt 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 or Hawai‘i State ID with your current address is 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. Employment agency registration or paystubs or checks can also help prove residency.
  • Insurance Documents: Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policies with your Lahaina address can be used as proof of residency.
  • Mail: A letter or other mail delivered to your address from an employer, public official, social service organization, local school, or school district can offer proof of occupancy.
  • Notarized Affidavit: In some cases, a notarized affidavit from a property owner or landlord confirming your residency or ownership may be accepted.

Deferred Property Re-entry

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will begin their “Make-Safer” operation to address the 173 properties that were deferred during EPA’s Phase 1 operations. The “Make-Safer” operation will target deferred properties that have opted-in to the Consolidated Debris Removal Program and have a county-approved right-of-entry. Deferred properties that have not submitted a right-of-entry will have their properties remain deferred for an undetermined period of time. 

If you are a Deferred Property owner and wish to opt-in to the Consolidated Debris Removal Program to participate in the “Make-Safer” operation, please visit mauirecovers.org to submit a right-of-entry. 

Re-entry Process for Deferred Properties

Re-entry operations will begin for deferred properties with a county-approved right-of-entry. The US Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a “Make-Safer” operation to identify and remove preliminary structural hazards before re-entry is allowed. 

Property owners will receive a courtesy call from USACE to inform them that Make-Safer Operations will begin for their property. After the courtesy call is conducted, the USACE will begin Phase 1 household hazardous material removal for the property and address any hazardous site assessment issues.

Once Make-Safer operations are completed for a property, USACE will contact property owners to allow them to participate in re-entry before Phase 2 Debris Removal operations begin. Re-entry activities, such as sifting, may be restricted due to safety reasons. USACE will communicate directly to the owners if any restrictions are in place prior to re-entry. If a property owner chooses to participate in re-entry, they must obtain a reentry vehicle pass to access their property.

After re-entry is complete, or if an owner foregoes reentry, USACE will begin their Phase 2 Debris Removal operations. 

Structure Safety Assessments

Assessing structures' damage and safety concerns after a natural disaster is an essential step in the early stages of recovery. Structure Safety Assessments allow residents to reoccupy safe homes and businesses and prevent people from entering unsafe structures.

A team of certified professionals has conducted structure safety assessments for all structures within the fire-impacted area, and colored placards, either green, yellow, or red, have been posted to each property. The placards correspond to the structure’s safety status.  

The interactive map below allows users to view the results of the Structure Safety Assessments by entering their property’s address into the map’s search bar.

(Note: Red placards were not placed at completely lost parcels, but those parcels will be identified with a red dot on the interactive map.)

IMPORTANT: The Structure Safety Assessments only assess a building’s structural safety. Although a building may have a green or yellow placard, other hazards, such as inactive sewer service and/or unsafe water advisory, may still apply at these properties. It is important to look up the status of these utilities on the water and wastewater service page for further information.

Red Placard (Unsafe)

The building is unsafe to enter or use; severe injury or death could result. The building is a collapse hazard, may be crushed by an adjacent building, or contains one or more hazardous conditions. The placard is not a demolition order. Permission to enter can only be obtained from the Building Official. The building may or may not be repairable; consult with a licensed engineer or architect to determine the next steps.

Note: Properties contributing to the National Historic Landmark District that have been assigned a red placard cannot start demolition work right away due to their designation. More info will be provided soon.

Find your zone

The restricted areas in Lahaina have been organized into zones for planning purposes. As areas are opened for access, visitation, or re-entry, the County will utilize the zones identified on the Re-entry Zone Map to communicate changes in the status of each zone. All residential zones listed below under "Open Zones," except for zone 5C, are local access only from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for area residents with a vehicle pass or ID.

Visit the Re-entry Zone Map to view your street and address zone information.

Open Zones

Residential Zones Opened

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply Unsafe Water Advisory remains in effect in these residential zones. To view the water advisory, visit here.

Currently, all residential zones listed below, except for zone 5C, are local access only from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for area residents with a vehicle pass or ID.

  • 1C - Kaniau Road (zone opened 9/25/23)
  • 2A - Malo St., Kalani Rd., Kekai Rd. (zone opened 10/6/23)
  • 2B - Ainakea Rd. (zone opened 10/6/23)
  • 2C - Kuuipo Street (zone opened 10/2/23)
  • 2D - Aa Street (zone opened 10/2/23)
  • 2E - Lokia Street (zone opened 10/2/23)
  • 2F - Malanai St. (zone opened 10/6/23)
  • 3A, 3B, 3C - Wahikuli Rd., Ainakea Rd., Fleming Rd. (zone opened 10/9/23)
  • 4A - Front St., Hoapili St., Huea St., Kapunakea St., Keao St., Olona Pl. (zone opened 10/27/23)
  • 4B - Ainakea Rd., Hamau Pl., Hiki Pl., Komohana Pl., Malolo Pl. (zone opened 10/27/23)
  • 4C - Akeke Pl., Kahoma St., Kapunakea St., Nahale Pl. (zone opened 10/27/23)
  • 5C - Ipukula Way, S. Nahale Pl. (zone opened 10/13/23)
  • 5G - E. Kuu Aku Lane (zone opened 11/13/23) IDs will be required to enter Zone 5G - only units not affected by the fire. Property Manager will confirm ID of property owners at the entry point.
  • 5G - Kuu Aku Ln. (zone opened 11/24/23)
  • 6B - Ala Moana St., Front St., Halepaka Pl.,  Kaahanui Pl., Kai Pali Pl., Lahilahi Pl., and Puunoa Pl. (zone opened 11/17/23)
  • 6C - Kahoma Village Loop, Hoe Kawele Dr. (zone opened 10/13/23)
  • 6D - Limahana Circle (zone opened 11/24/23)
  • 6E - Komo Mai Pl., Komo Mai St. (zone opened 11/6/23)
  • 7A - Front St., Kai Pali Pl., Kamaka Cir. (zone opened 11/17/23)
  • 7B - Front St., Kenui Cir. (zone opened 11/20/23)
  • 7C - Front St. (zone opened 11/20/23)
  • 7D - Kenui Pl., Wainee St. (zone opened 11/20/23)
  • 7E - Wainee St. (zone opened 11/20/23)
  • 7F - Kenui St., Wainee St. (zone opened 11/24/23)
  • 8A* - Baker St., Front St., Papalua St., Wainee St. (zone opened 12/8/23)
  • 8B* - Honoapiilani Hwy, Kuhua St., Lahainaluna Rd., Papalua St. (zone opened 12/8/23)
  • 8C - Aki St., Hauola Pl., Kaili Pl., Kamamalu St., Keone St., Kopili St., Kuhua St., Lahainaluna Rd., Puiki Pl. (zone opened 11/13/23)
  • 9A* - Front St., Lahainaluna Rd., Luakini St., Papalaua St., Waihie St., Wainee St. (No Maritime Access (zone opened 12/11/23)
  • 9B* - Lahainaluna Rd., Papalaua St., Wainee St. (zone opened 12/11/23)
  • 9C - Hauola Pl., Kale St., Kopili St., Kuhua St., Lahainaluna Rd., Mela St., Paeohi St. (zone opened 11/13/23)
  • 9D - Aki St., Kale St. (zone opened 11/6/23)
  • 9E - Hauola Pl., Kahula Pl., Kauhi Pl., Keaka Pl., Keaka St., Kelawea St., Kilauea St., Lahainaluna Rd. (zone opened 11/10/23)
  • 9F - Kalena St., Lui St., Pikanele St. (zone opened 11/3/23)
  • 9G - Kalaikini St., Kalena St., Kelawea St., Lahainaluna Rd. (zone opened 11/3/23)
  • 9H - Kahena St., Kalena St. (zone opened 10/30/23)
  • 9I - Kaakepa St., Kahako St., Kalena St., Kanua St. (zone opened 10/30/23)
  • 9J - Kaakepa St., Kaakolu St., Kaalo Pl., Kalena St., Kanua St. (zone opened 10/30/23)
  • 9M - Kanakea Loop, Kanakea Pl., Kahako St., Kaakolu St., Kahena St. (zone opened 10/13/23)
  • 10A* - Dickenson St., Front St., Lahainaluna St., Luakini St. (zone opened 12/4/23)
  • 10B* - Dickenson St., Luakini St., Panaewa St., Wainee St. (zone opened 12/4/23)
  • 10C* - Dickenson St., Panaewa St., Wainee St. (zone opened 12/4/23)
  • 10D - Alika Pl. (David Malo Cir.), Dickenson St., Honoapiilani Hwy., Mill St. (zone opened 12/4/23)
  • 10E - Dickenson St., Kuai Pl., Lahainaluna Rd., Mill St., Paunau St., Pauoa St., Pauu Pl., Pauwala Pl., Pupu Pl. (zone opened 11/10/23)
  • 11A* - Dickenson St., Front St., Luakini St., Wharf St. (No Maritime Access) (zone opened 12/11/23)
  • 11B - Hale St., Luakini St. (zone opened 12/1/23)
  • 11C - Luakini St., Prison St., Waianae Pl. (zone opened 11/27/23)
  • 11D - Honoapiilani Hwy., Prison St., Wainee St. (zone opened 12/1/23)
  • 11E - Honoapiilani Hwy. (zone opened 12/1/23)
  • 11F - Lahainaluna Rd., Mill St., Prison St. (zone opened 12/1/23)
  • 12A* - Front St., Prison St. (No Maritime Access) (zone opened 12/11/23)
  • 12B - Luakini St., Prison St., Shaw St., Wainee St. (zone opened 11/27/23)
  • 12C* - Honoapiilani Hwy., Mill St. (zone opened 12/11)
  • 13A* - Shaw St., Kauaula Rd., Front St. (zone opened 10/23/23)
    As of 2/15/24, Lahaina Shores access will be available by confirmed appointment, escorted access and with a signed waiver.
  • 13B* - Shaw St., Ilikahi St., Alio St., Kauaula Rd., Kamano Pl. (zone opened 10/23/23)
    *Note: 12 homes that were previously in Zone 12B have been rezoned to Zones 13A and 13B. Please refer to the Zone map to check if your property’s zone has changed.
  • 13C - Wainee St., Kauaula Rd., Shaw St.  (zone opened 10/23/23)
  • 13D - Ipukai Ln., Ipuwai Ln., Shaw St. (zone opened 12/1/23)
  • 14A - Front St. (zone opened 10/20)
  • 14B - Aholo Rd., Front St., Kaeo Pl., Kahili Pl., Kamano Pl., Kua Pl., Ui Pl. (zone opened 10/20)
  • 14C - Leoleo St. (zone opened 10/16)
  • 14D - Aholo Rd., Aulike St., and Leoleo St. (zone opened 10/16)
  • 15A - Puapihi St., Pualima St., Pualima Pl., Pualoke Pl., Puapake Pl., Front St. (zone opened 10/13/23)
  • 16A - Pualei Dr., Puamelia Pl., Puakukui Pl. (zone opened 10/13/23)

*Some residential and commercial properties in these zones have been deferred by the EPA. This means that residents and property owners may access and view their properties, but they will not be allowed to sift through debris. Notification for deferred properties will be provided during vehicle pass distribution.

Park Zone Opened
  • 16C – Launiupoko Beach Park (zone opened 9/23/23)
Business Zones Opened
  • 5A - Old Lahaina Luau-Anchored parcel (zone opened 9/27/23)
  • 5B - Lahaina Cannery Mall parcel (zone opened 9/13/23)
  • 5E - Business area of Kupuohi and Ulupono streets (zone opened 9/13/23)
  • 5D - Lahaina Gateway parcel (zone opened 9/5/23)
  • 5H - Walgreens parcel (zone opened 9/5/23)
  • 7G* - Hinau St., Limahana Pl., Wili Ko Pl. (zone opened 11/24/23.
    * EPA has deferred this zone. The EPA has not completed the removal of hazardous materials in Zone 7G.  Business owners can access this area but are highly encouraged to NOT sift in the area until EPA has completed its assessment.
Rural Land Opened
  • 1D, 10F, 12C, 14E, 15B, and 15C (zones opened 11/13/23)
Wharf Zone Opened
  • 6A – Mala Wharf and Front St. (zone opened 10/14/23)
Maritime Zones Opened
  • Zone 0-1A
  • Zone 0-2A
  • Zone 0-3A
  • Zone 0-4A (zone opened 10/27/23)
  • Zone 0-5A
  • Zone 0-6A
  • Zone O-6B (zone opened 11/17/23)
  • Zone O-7A (zone opened 11/17/23)
  • Zone O-13A (zone opened 10/23/23)
  • Zone 0-14A
  • Zone 0-15A
Residential Zones that have been unrestricted
  • 1A – Aipuni, Ainakea, Kaniau, Wahinoho – unsafe water advisory remains
  • 1B – Hooli, Aa, Hanohano, Aipuni – unsafe water advisory remains
  • 9K – Liloa, Hokeo, Hakau, Hopoe, Kana, Kuialua, Kulalau,Laalo, Niheu, Kumukahi, Laalo, Niheu – no water advisory
  • 10G – Kuialua, Hookahua – no water advisory
School Zone that have been unrestricted
  • 9L – Lahainaluna High School – no water advisory


Some portions of the above zones in the Lahaina Wildfire Disaster area sustained fire and wind-related damage and may be eligible for FEMA assistance. Many residents remained in these areas, and no government barriers to guard against hazardous debris had been placed in many parts of these zones.

For Maui Residents Re-entering Areas Impacted by the Wildfires

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Hawai‘i State Department of Health Information

  • Hazardous area. Not recommended for high-risk individuals.
  • Wear protective gear. Bring extra clothes and bags for recovered belongings.
  • After visiting the impact area, dispose of used gear. Wash hands and change clothes.

Take precautions when temporarily entering the impacted area

  • Signs of heat stress
  • Be aware of emotional impacts
  • Exercise caution around ash and other hazards

Disclaimer: The recommendations from Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) on this page are informational and general in nature. The contents herein are not intended to substitute for professional medical advice. It is DOH’s goal to provide information to assist the largest number of people based on current environmental conditions; however, for direction specific to you and any pre-existing medical conditions you may have, please contact a licensed medical professional. Enter at your own risk.

Download Re-entry guide in English | Español (Spanish)

EPA Hazardous Materials Removal – Status map and important notes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently conducting hazardous materials removal (Phase 1 of the cleanup process) on all properties in the fire impacted areas. You can track the EPA’s progress through their storyboard

A few notes about EPA’s work:

  • When EPA completes their work on a property, a sign like the ones pictured below are posted to the property indicating the status. Note: If the conditions on a property are not safe enough for EPA teams to enter, removing Hazardous Materials will be held until Phase 2 and a Phase 2 deferral sign will be placed on the property.

Empty fuel cylinders (including propane tanks) on properties will be marked by EPA with white paint and left for the next phase of debris removal, not conducted by EPA (Phase 2). A photo below shows what this will look like in the fire-impacted area.

Marked empty fuel cylinders

Dust Screen Along Honoapi'ilani Highway

Nearly five miles of dust screen (pictured below) is currently being installed by the Hawai'i Department of Transportation (HDOT) for the protection of highway users on Honoapi'ilani Highway (Route 30) and the Lāhainā Bypass (Route 3000). The dust screens will be maintained by HDOT crews and will remain up until further notice to maintain safe access to West Maui. Read more about this effort in HDOT's 9/21 press release.

Helpful handouts about Phase 1:

Health risks of burned debris and ash removal

The County of Maui understands the desire for our community members to return to their properties, “clean up” the burn site and start rebuilding. However, improper handling and disposal of hazardous ash and materials may impact you, your children and the general public for the following reasons:

  • Ash and debris contain hazardous materials, which may include asbestos, heavy metals, by-products of plastic combustion and various other chemicals.
  • Ash that isn’t handled properly can impact people who are handling and transporting it. Ash that is transported can become airborne, which could impact the general public and the environment, including schools and other public areas.
  • Because of its hazardous nature, ash and debris cannot be disposed of without proper approvals and authority, and it is ILLEGAL to dispose of ash and debris along roadsides or on public or private lands.

The County of Maui is working with state and federal partners to develop a program for the safe removal and disposal of structural ash and debris from properties (Phase 2 debris removal). Initial information on this process is available on the fire debris removal information page and additional program details will be announced soon. 

Re-entry to fire-impacted properties will occur between Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the debris removal process.

Considerations that go into deciding when to allow re-entry into an impacted area

A great deal of work is underway to ensure the health and safety of community members when disaster area restrictions are lifted for fire-impacted areas. 

The more damage from the fire in a neighborhood, the more complex and lengthy the effort is to make the area safe for re-entry. That’s why some areas may take longer than others to clear.

Please know that the County of Maui is dedicated to getting you back to your property as soon as it is safe to do so. Below are the areas of considerations that help to determine when to lift disaster area restrictions for a zone, or area, which allows re-entry:

1. Safety: 

Although an area may have burned weeks ago, there are still many hazards to mitigate and issues to address, such as unstable trees that could fall over, and debris hazards on the ground and overhead. 

Also, some of the infrastructure that provides drinking water within the fire-impacted area was damaged by flames and heat, affecting services to many properties and creating the potential for contamination to some service lines. Unsafe Water Advisories are currently in place in the fire-impacted areas. The County of Maui Department of Water Supply (DWS) is working closely with the Hawai‘i State Department of Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore and safeguard drinkable water. This will take several tests and a lot of patience. In the meantime, county DWS crews are working quickly to isolate areas of the system impacted by the fires from the rest of the infrastructure.

Some wastewater infrastructure was also damaged during the fires. County DWS crews have been working to secure these compromised areas and determine which structures lack wastewater service in order to protect the health and safety of the community and of the environment. 

2. Completion of Search and Recovery: 

Search and recovery efforts within some of the fire-impacted areas are still underway. Re-entry to these areas will not proceed until this anthropological evaluation is complete.

3. Roadway Access

The fire caused piles of structural fire debris and ash in roadways throughout impacted areas. Crews are working to clear roadways to ensure survivors are able to safely travel back to their properties. Eventually, services and businesses in the impacted area will be able to reopen if roadway access is clear.

4. Removal of Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials remain on properties following wildfires. These materials can contain hazardous substances and require special handling and disposal. Exposure to hazardous materials may impact human health, animals and the environment.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assigned the EPA to survey, remove, and dispose of hazardous materials from properties affected by the wildfires in Lahaina and Kula on Maui; this mission is often referred to as Phase 1 Hazard Materials Removal. EPA finished its fieldwork for this mission on December 21, 2023, and removed hazardous materials from 1,374 residential and 74 commercial properties.

The EPA addressed and removed hazardous materials such as paints, cleaners, solvents, oils, batteries, pesticides/herbicides, and easily identifiable and removable asbestos. EPA crews removed more than 220 tons of hazardous materials from properties and 30 tons of lithium-ion batteries from electric/hybrid vehicles and home power walls. The hazardous materials collected were thoroughly processed and packaged at EPA’s staging area. Thirteen shipping containers containing hazardous materials have been shipped off Maui for safe disposal.

To mitigate re-entry and cleanup impacts on air quality, the EPA has applied Soiltac, a soil stabilizer, to the ash and debris footprints of burned buildings and vehicles once Phase 1 is completed. According to the EPA, this stabilizer minimizes the movement of ash, debris, and contaminants through the air, land, and water, helping to protect the impacted and surrounding environment.

Visit EPA's website to learn more about EPA’s Phase 1 Hazardous Materials Removal mission in Lahaina and Kula.

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FAQs for Re-entry

What you need to know

What is re-entry?

Re-entry is the process of supporting Lahaina fire-impacted property owners and residents, including renters, so they can have assistance when returning to their homes. Zones have been created to facilitate a systematic and organized return to the Lahaina Wildfire Disaster Area while prioritizing public safety and the security of the community. Ahead of re-entry, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) household hazardous material removal must be completed in each zone. Household hazardous material includes paint, solvents, fertilizers, cleaning solutions, propane tanks and other items.

Find your zone

Find your re-entry zone by visiting https://www.mauirecovers.org/reentry and search your address by clicking on the "🔍 search icon" in the top right corner.

For comprehensive details on re-entry, safety information, drinking water, recovery phases, and more, residents can visit www.mauirecovers.org.

When will I be able to access my deferred property?

Find your zone

Residents must go through the reentry process as their zones reopen in Lahaina. Find your reentry zone by visiting https://www.mauirecovers.org/reentry and search your address by clicking on the "🔍 search icon" in the top right corner.

If you are an Upcountry Resident, you can go to your properties as nothing is closed off.


Get notified

Announcements are updated weekly. If you have not already signed up for notifications, you can sign up here at https://www.mauirecovers.org/sign-up.

Get notified: How frequently will updates on re-entry to Lahaina be provided?

Get notified about re-entry

Announcements are updated weekly on the https://www.mauirecovers.org/reentry and via SMS or email. If you have not already signed up for notifications, you can sign up here at https://www.mauirecovers.org/sign-up.

Why are some of the boat ramp access points restricted?

Access to Mala Wharf in Lahaina for recreational boats began on 10/15/23. We are excited that together with the State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard, the County was able to help reopen Mala Wharf in Lahaina to our residents for local recreational boater access today. Recreational boaters have access to Mala Wharf daily. Commercial operators with existing permits for Mala Wharf have access Monday through Friday.

The most current information about Lahaina Harbor access can be found on the U.S. Coast Guard Homeport, Sector Honolulu website by visiting https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/honolulu.

Once you are on the U.S. Coast Guard Homeport website, go to the "Safety Notifications" section found within the "Safety Alerts".

Can folks’ complete ROE forms online?

Property owners must sign up by completing a Right-of-Entry (ROE) form. No removal of non-hazardous, fire-damaged material will begin on private property without the permission of the property owner.

An online portal has been established for submitting a Right of Entry form. Choose a button below to get started in the portal.

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Documents and information needed for submittal of the Debris Removal Right-of-Entry Permit:

• County of Maui Cover Letter
• ROE Checklist
• Debris Removal Right-of-Entry Permit form

Advice to help fill out Right-of-Entry

• Homeowners should be encouraged to list septic tanks, leach fields, survey monuments, cesspools, gravesites, or any other important structures when doing their ROE drawing.​

• If property owners are unsure about the eligibility of material/items on their property or would like to keep certain items, it would be helpful to specify the material/item they would like to keep or specifically have removed from their property.

​• Certain items may require additional eligibility determinations for removal, so when in doubt, it's better to document. For example, if the homeowner has an above-ground, fiberglass pool that was melted during the fire but is held up by a retaining wall, it would be beneficial to them to note that they would like the pool and retaining wall to be removed.

Visit Mauirecovers.org for more information on ROE application process. Application is online, it can be completed, and the ROE and all supporting documents can be emailed or mailed to Maui County. There is no tool to submit the ROE from the Maui County website directly.

When Entering your Property

What can I expect during the first two days of re-entry in my zone?

A high level of support will be offered when you re-enter your property, including water, shade, washing stations, portable toilets, medical and mental health care, MauiBus transportation from nearby hotel shelters and language assistance.

All roadways to access zones will be clear for residents and owners for the first two days of supported re-entry, and open for local access only beyond that until further instructions are given.

Learn more about re-entry by visiting www.mauirecovers.org/reentry.

Who can access zones that have been cleared for re-entry?

Re-entry is for those who have a direct legal affiliation to the property: owners and residents, including tenants (renters). Property owners and residents/tenants may bring others: insurance agents, family members, friends and faith, spiritual and/or health support persons. Following the two days of supported re-entry, owners and renters may continue to access properties from 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. seven days a week. Local Traffic Only signs will be posted.

To learn how to apply for a vehicle pass click here.

Who can I bring with me when I visit my property once my zone is open?

When you visit your property, you may bring anyone you choose. Consider your emotional needs, practical requirements and the well-being of your neighbors and the environment as you make your decision. There are no restrictions on who you can bring. However, you may want to consider the following:

1. Supportive Companions: It can be emotionally challenging to return to your property after a significant event like a fire. Bringing a relative, friend or clergy member can provide emotional support and comfort.

2. Insurance Agent: If you're working through insurance claims or need to assess the damage for insurance purposes, having your insurance agent with you can be beneficial. They can help document the extent of the damage and provide guidance on the claims process.

3. Compassion for Others: While there are no restrictions on the number of people you can bring, it's important to be mindful of your neighbors who may also be dealing with the aftermath of the fire. Keeping the group size reasonable out of compassion for your neighbors can help maintain a respectful and considerate atmosphere.

4. Environmental Consideration: Additionally, for the sake of the land and the environment, it's advisable to limit the number of people you bring to your property. This can help reduce the impact on the area as it begins its recovery process.

Safety for Re-entry

Hawai‘i State Department of Health Information

  • Hazardous area. Not recommended for high-risk individuals.
  • Wear protective gear. Bring extra clothes and bags for recovered belongings.
  • After visiting the impact area, dispose of used gear. Wash hands and change clothes.

Take precautions when temporarily entering the impacted area

  • Signs of heat stress
  • Be aware of emotional impacts
  • Exercise caution around ash and other hazards

Know before you go to the Impacted Area

The impacted area and its surroundings are hazardous with unstable structures, sharp metal objects and ash with potentially toxic substances. Preliminary air sampling and air monitoring conducted in Lāhainā do not show evidence of poor air quality or any hazardous levels of contaminants in the air at the time the samples were collected.

  • Dangers include ash containing toxic chemicals like asbestos, arsenic, and lead.
  • Debris may include broken glass, exposed electrical wires, nails, wood, plastics, and other hazardous objects.
  • Buildings may be unstable and could collapse, causing injury.
  • For full details on reducing exposure to ash and hazardous materials when returning to the Lahaina Wildfire Disaster Area, view the DOH video below or Download Re-entry guide in English | Español (Spanish)

What personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided?

PPE items have been donated, and kits are being assembled by local volunteer organizations. These kits will be made available when people register for entry passes. Visitors to the area should wear sturdy boots or other closed-toe shoes (no slippers) with thick soles, and eye protection. Adults should use the materials provided in the Re-Entry kit or similar forms of protective gear, including face masks, goggles and gloves, long sleeves, pants, socks, and shoes (including disposable shoe coverings) to avoid skin contact with ash. Cloth masks will not protect you from ash. Instead, state DOH recommends wearing a tight-fitting respirator or mask – look for words NIOSH or N95 printed on the mask. Remember, no mask is effective unless it fits and is worn properly.

Disclaimer: The recommendations from Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) on this page are informational and general in nature. The contents herein are not intended to substitute for professional medical advice. It is DOH’s goal to provide information to assist the largest number of people based on current environmental conditions; however, for direction specific to you and any pre-existing medical conditions you may have, please contact a licensed medical professional. Enter at your own risk.

To learn more on our website about what you will see upon re-entry click here.

Are there any safety advisories for residents?

After a fire, many dangers might remain. Residents are advised to be cautious and informed of potential hazards upon re-entry. For full safety details, they can visit www.mauirecovers.org/reentry#reentry-safety and for air quality information, health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires.

Water Advisory

An Unsafe Water Advisory from the County of Maui Department of Water Supply is still in effect, with details available at www.mauirecovers.org/utilities#drinkingwater-map.

For those who are Kupuna and Keiki

The elderly and children are advised not to go into the area, although it is understood that some senior citizens may choose to return.

Those who are Pregnant

While you may want to include all family members in the delicate, sensitive return to your property, health officials recommend that children and pregnant people should not enter the impacted area or help with cleanup because they are at higher risk from debris hazards. After leaving the impacted area, it is also best practice to shower before being in contact with sensitive groups like keiki, pregnant people, people with asthma or COPD, and kupuna. For environmental and hazard concerns, visit https://health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires.

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