Contact Information

 DEPARTMENT HEAD:

photo of Planning Director Michael Yee

Michael Yee, Planning Director

Michael Yee brings experience in urban planning, community development and housing grounded in cultural and historic preservation. He believes building trusting relationships leads to impactful collaborations in communities.  Michael is a strong advocate for government to play a leading role in social justice and equity issues.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts, College of Architecture and Urban Planning at University Washington and a Master in Business Administration, Albers School of Business at Seattle University.

photo of Deputy Planning Director Daryn Arai

Daryn Arai, Deputy Director

Daryn Arai has dedicated his entire career, spanning close to three decades, to the Planning Department.  His responsibilities have ranged from processing of ministerial actions such as building permits to subdivision reviews, community long-range planning efforts, and providing technical and operational support for the Windward and Leeward Planning Commissions, Cultural Resources Commission, and the Banyan Drive Hawaiʻi Redevelopment Agency.  Daryn has managed various divisions within the department on both the East and West sides of the island and has found that the most rewarding aspect of his job has been working side by side with the talented and dedicated employees of the department.

 

ADDRESS/LOCATION:

East HI (Hilo side):   Aupuni Center
101 Pauahi Street, Suite 3
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone:  (808) 961-8288
Fax:       (808) 961-8742

West HI (Kona side):  West Hawai‘i Civic Center
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Building E, 2nd Floor
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone:  (808) 323-4770
Fax:       (808) 327-3563
A map showing the West Hawai’i Planning Office

HOURS OF OPERATION:
East Hi:     7:45 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday
West Hi:   7:45 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

BUILDING PERMIT INTAKE HOURS:
East HI:  Monday-Friday 7:45 AM-3:30 PM.  Please sign in by 3:00PM
Except Wednesday 7:45 AM-12:00 Noon.  Please sign in by 11:30AM

West HI:  Monday-Friday 7:45 AM-3:30 PM.  Please sign in by 3:00PM
Except Thursday 7:45 AM-12:00 Noon.  Please sign in by 11:30AM

PAYMENT ACCEPTED ONLY AT TIME OF ISSUANCE BY DPW – BUILDING DIVISION

 

PHONE NUMBERS:

East HI:     (808) 961-8288
West HI:   (808) 323-4770

FAX NUMBERS:
East HI:     (808) 961-8742
West HI:   (808) 327-3563

EMAIL:
planning@hawaiicounty.gov

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