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Building Division

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General Hours of Operation
7:45 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday


Acting Division Head: Robyn Matsumoto, P.E.
Acting Deputy Division Head: Neal Tanaka

East Hawaiʻi
West Hawaiʻi


  • How long does the permit process take?
  • Why do I need a building permit?
  • What is the process for obtaining a Building Permit?
  • How do I check on the status of my building permit application?
  • Where can I find more information regarding Short Term Vacation Rentals?
  • How can I tell if I'm on county sewer?
  • How do I transfer a permit?
  • How do I obtain a variance for the solar water heater requirement?
  • I want to put up signs for my business, what are the regulations/requirements?
  • I'm planning on selling my home, how do I close out open building permits?
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