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Unofficial Online Version

Hawaiʻi County Code 1983 (2016 Edition, as Amended)
Includes Supplement 7.

In addition, this version has been updated to include ordinances through 20-52, effective 06/26/20.

Note: additional ordinances may have become effective since this date.

Part Updated
Preface (PDF) 6/30/16
Table of Contents (PDF) 6/30/16
Table of Abbreviations (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 1 General Provisions (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 2 Administration (PDF) 4/20/20
Chapter 3 Signs (PDF) 6/1/20
Chapter 4 Animals (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 5 Building (PDF) 2/4/20
Chapter 6 Businesses (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 7 Civil Defense (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 8 Dedication of Land (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 9 Electricity (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 10 Erosion and Sedimentation Control (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 11 Housing (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 12 Improvements by Assessments (PDF) 1/30/20
Chapter 13 Minors (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 14 General Welfare (PDF) 6/30/19
Chapter 15 Parks and Recreation (PDF) 6/30/19
Chapter 16 Planning (PDF) 8/22/18
Chapter 17 Plumbing (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 18 Public Transportation (PDF) 2/16/17
Chapter 19 Real Property Taxes (PDF) 5/21/20
Chapter 20 Refuse (PDF) 10/16/19
Chapter 21 Sewers (PDF) 6/30/19
Chapter 22 County Streets (PDF) 6/30/19
Chapter 23 Subdivisions (PDF) 2/20/18
Chapter 24 Vehicles and Traffic (PDF) 9/19/18
Chapter 24 Traffic Schedules (PDF) 6/30/20
Chapter 25 Zoning (PDF) 1/3/20
Chapter 25 Zoning Annex II (PDF) 5/28/20
Chapter 26 Fire (PDF) 3/6/18
Chapter 27 Flood Control (PDF) 1/22/18
Chapter 28 State Land Use District Boundary Amendment Procedures (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 29 Water Use and Development (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 30 Development Agreements (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 31 Enterprise Zone Program (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 32 Special Improvement Financing by Community Facilities Districts (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 33 Tax Increment Districts (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 34 Public Access (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 35 Business Improvement Districts (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 35 Business Improvement Districts Annex (PDF) 6/30/16
Chapter 36 Redistricting (PDF) 10/17/18
Index (PDF) 4/20/20
Legislative History and Ordinance List Tables (PDF) 6/26/20
Legislative History and Ordinance List Tables 1992 (PDF) 2/16/17
Supplement 1 (PDF) 7/19/17
Supplement 2 (PDF) 7/27/17
Supplement 3 (PDF) 1/22/18
Supplement 4 (PDF) 6/30/18
Supplement 5 (PDF) 1/29/19
Supplement 6 (PDF) 6/30/19
Supplement 7 (PDF)
Chapters 1-36 (PDF) 1/31/20

This page last updated: June 30, 2020 

Ordinances Not Yet Codified Due to Future Effective Date

Ordinance No. Title Effective Date

Official Version

The Hawaiʻi County Code was republished in October of 2016. The official version of this updated Code consists of a three volume print edition. Ordinances enacted and effective subsequent to this 2016 update will be incorporated into the Code by means of semiannual cumulative supplements that will be released on or about February and August of each year.

When referring to the Hawaiʻi County Code, references should be made to the official print version. This official print version may be cited as, “Hawaiʻi County Code 1983 (2016 Edition, as amended).” See the Preface to the 2016 Edition for more information about the official edition.

The Code and semiannual supplements may be purchased from the Hawaiʻi County Clerk’s Office using the order form available on this website. Individual chapters may also be purchased by contacting the County Clerk’s Office directly.

Unofficial Version

This website contains an unofficial online version of the Hawaiʻi County Code, supplements to the Code, a “Table of Sections Affected,” and other related documents. The Table of Sections Affected identifies sections of the Code affected by ordinances that have become effective since release of the latest semiannual supplement.

The online version of the Code and Table of Sections Affected will be updated from time to time after new ordinances become effective. Consequently, the format, pagination, and content of this online version of the Code may vary significantly from the official print version of the Code currently in use, as well as the print version that will be released in the next semiannual supplement.

As delays in updating this website may occur, if knowledge of the current state of the law is essential, please contact the County Clerk’s Office to verify whether sections of interest have been amended.

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