Resources and References

hilo orchidsHawai‘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.

TMK Maps
Tax Map Key (TMK) maps by District (1=Puna, 2=S. Hilo, 3=N. Hilo, etc.)

Zone Maps
Definitions of zoning designations with maps showing zoning boundaries.

Subdivision Maps
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:

Professional Services Providers
List of qualified providers of professional services to the Planning Department.
2013-14 Professional Services Qualified List (text) pdf icon
2012-13 Professional Services Qualified List (text) pdf icon
2011-12 Professional Services Qualified List (text) pdf icon

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.

pdf icon2012-2013 Fair Share Annual Report
pdf icon2011-2012 Fair Share Annual Report
pdf icon2010-2011 Fair Share Annual Report
2009-2010 Fair Share Annual Reportpdf icon