Hawai‘i Land Use Regulatory System
A simplified explanation of Hawaii’s complex system of land use regulation.
Shoreline Public Access Brochure
Digital brochure of public shoreline access on the Big Island.
Tax Map Key (TMK) maps by District (1=Puna, 2=S. Hilo, 3=N. Hilo, etc.)
Definitions of zoning designations with maps showing zoning boundaries.
Approved subdivision plan maps.
Planning Department and Planning Commission Rules
Scope of Responsibilities | Procedures
Hawai‘i County Code
Including: Subdivision Code (Chap.23) |Zoning Code (Chap.25) | Public Access Code (Chap.34)
Permitted Uses Table
A quick-reference guide to the allowable uses of land within the various zoning district designations.
Building Setback Requirements for Residential and Agricultural Districts
Buildings on your property must maintain minimum setbacks from the property borders.
Planning Department Forms
Planning Dept Forms in Word.doc and PDF; check here for any forms you need for Ohana Dwellings, Additional Farm Dwellings, Variance Applications, and much more.
Accessible Parking Standards
Please be aware that State and Federal requirements for accessible parking are more stringent than the Hawai‘i County Code. The following documents provide valuable information regarding standards for stall and access aisle sizes, pavement striping, and signage:
- How to Design an Accessible Parking Space(pdf)
- Disability and Communication Access Board Ruling(pdf)
Professional Services Providers
List of qualified providers of professional services to the Planning Department.
2013-14 Professional Services Qualified List (text)
2012-13 Professional Services Qualified List (text)
2011-12 Professional Services Qualified List (text)
Fair Share Annual Report
Mitigation of the potential regional impacts caused by development, with respect to parks and recreation, fire, police, solid waste disposal facilities, and roads.