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Temporary Building Permits for Dwellings
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For the Official Temporary Building information

Get Support at the 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
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  • Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • To contact the center, call (808) 270-5724.

For more information on Disaster Recovery Building Permits and links to the dedicated portals, visit https://mapps.mauicounty.gov/DSA-DRBP

Common Questions

Can I apply to construct or place a temporary dwelling unit on my parcel outside a fire damaged area?

A temporary building permit application for a temporary dwelling unit outside the fire burned area will be accepted. Please go to the “How to apply for a permit” for more information.

Can I apply now to construct or place a temporary dwelling unit on my parcel inside the fire burned area?

A temporary building permit application for a temporary dwelling unit inside the fire burned area will be accepted; however the permit application will not be routed to agencies for review until the County confirms the parcel has completed fire debris removal. Please go to the “How to apply for a permit” for more information.

How long will it take to obtain a temporary building permit if my parcel is outside the fire burned area?

If there are no more than a total of 3 dwelling units on the property and the units will be connected to the County Water and County Sewer, the review time should be approximately 2-3 weeks.

If there are more than a total of 3 dwelling units on the property or the units will not be connected to County Water and County Sewer, the review time may take longer.

How long will it take to obtain a temporary building permit if my parcel is inside the fire burned area?

If there are no more than a total of 3 dwelling units on the property and the units will be connected to the County Water and County Sewer, the review time should be approximately 2-3 weeks; however the permit application will not be routed to agencies for review until the County confirms the parcel has completed fire debris removal.

If there are more than a total of 3 dwelling units on the property or the units will not be connected to County Water and County Sewer, the review time may take longer.

What type of permit is used to submit an application for a temporary dwelling unit?

A temporary building permit is used to permit temporary dwelling units, under Maui County Code Section 16.26.108-Temporary Structures and Uses.

Does a temporary dwelling unit need to be built to County Building, Electrical, and Plumbing code?

A building, electrical, and plumbing plan review is not performed, however a Design Professional/Electrical/Plumbing Certification form is required to be submitted with the temporary building permit application. Please review the certification information under “Information on Dwelling Units”.

Are there any land restrictions for temporary dwelling units?

If the Project is within the Shoreline Management Area, a Flood Hazard Area, Historic Districts 1, 2, or 3, the National Historic Landmark Boundary, planned developments, or a project district, the Planning Department shall require additional review and the Project may require relevant permit approvals.

Who do I contact if I have questions about applying for a temporary building permit?

Please contact Kate Dutton, Office Assistant for Interim Housing RSF, Office of Recovery at kate.dutton@co.maui.hi.us, and copy wendy.taomoto@co.maui.hi.us.

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