Building Permits in Hawaii

Why Double the Time for Building Permits in Hawaii

Building Permits in Hawaii Hawaii’s builders, contractors, and designers continue suffering under the significant slowdowns in the building permit processing. Permits for accessory dwelling units (ADU), which according to the laws of Hawaii must be in the hands of the builder within 60 days, are taking double that amount of time, said Marshall Hickox, president of […]

Hawaii Building Permit Backlogs

Hawaii Building Permit Backlogs: Why & What’s Being Done

Hawaii Building Permit Backlogs A backlog in obtaining a building permit is causing distress for many parties involved. This includes builders, contractors, drafting service providers, remodelers, and other building-related entities in Hawaii. The problem, in many people’s opinions, is at the crisis stage. Let’s take a look at the process of securing a building permit, […]

Building Permit Delays Continue in Hawaii

What’s Going On? Building Permit Delays Continue in Hawaii

Building Permit Delays Continue in Hawaii The delays involved in receiving a Honolulu DPP building permit continue to slow down building and remodeling projects in Hawaii. The Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) issues approximately 20,000 building permits, annually, but contractors complain the department takes such a long time to review and release many permissions. In […]

Bulldozers and front end loader working on a summer day, land disruption concept

A Guide to Calculate Your Project’s Land Disruption for the ESCP

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Erosion & Sediment Control Plan (ESCP)

  As part of our series of blogs regarding the Erosion and Sediment Control Plan, we are bringing you information about how to proceed with the project. Today, we want to focus on one aspect of the plan, land disruption. If you recall from our previous blogs, one of the first steps in creating the […]

Panoramic view of Waikiki and Honolulu as seen from Diamond Head

What’s the 411 with Hawaii ADU’s: The FAQs Continued

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Accessory Dwelling Unit

If you live or even occasionally visit , you’re probably already aware of the intense housing crunch going on, especially when it comes to affordable rental properties for working families. While is usually something that happens to people who can’t or won’t work, it’s an unfortunate fact that many families are finding themselves without proper […]

A group of people sitting at a table looking at construction blue prints and building permit

What Does It Take to Get a Building Permit on Oahu?

Need a building permit to build a single family residence, accessory dwelling unit (ADU) or Ohana unit on Oahu? An awareness of all relevant regulations and requirements is important. Precise increases the chances of a project that smoothly proceeds from conception to completion. Although the permitting process may present a challenge on occasion, it important to realize the […]