building permits

Understanding the Permit Process

Permits are an integral part of any building process. Building permits ensure that every building is constructed as per the building codes. They also ensure that the parties involved in the process understand what is needed before the work begins. This topic details the steps involved in obtaining building permits on the island of Oahu. […]

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 […]

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 […]