Development Services Administration

Responsibilities


The Development Services Administration (DSA) administers the County's subdivision, building, electrical, plumbing, grading, and other construction related ordinances.

What's New

Building Plans Review:


An administrative grace period from November 13, 2020, to August 31, 2021, has been applied to the enforcement of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC).

The County of Maui is required to adopt the 2018 IBC and 2018 IRC by August 31, 2021.  We are currently working on the draft ordinance amendments to adopt these two codes and the 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) prior to the August 31, 2021, deadline.

Projects may continue to be designed to the 2006 IBC and 2006 IRC, in accordance with Chapter 16.26B – Building Code and Chapter 16.08A – Residential Code of the Maui County Code, respectively.

Or your project may be designed to the 2012 IBC and 2012 IRC, as amended and adopted by the State of Hawaii. Projects are required to comply with the administrative, permitting, and inspection provisions in Chapter 16.26B (2006 IBC) Maui County Code, since the State of Hawaii adopted codes do not contain these requirements.
Here are the pdf links to these two State adopted codes:

If you have any questions,
please email the Building Plans Review Section or call (808) 270-7236.

Building Inspection:

For projects in the construction phase that were issued building permits based on the 2006 IBC or 2006 IRC, the registered design professional for the project may request to utilize the applicable 2012 IBC or 2012 IRC code section(s).  A written request shall be made to the building inspector and approved by the building official.

If you have any questions,
 please email the Building Inspection Section or call (808) 270-7375.

External Links:


Revised procedures for permit applications and inquiries

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, our offices have taken steps to reduce in-person interaction while still providing full customer service.

For all submittals/drop-offs
  • Place items in the drop box located in front of each office.
  • All documents will be brought in at the end of the day and quarantined for 24 hours prior to being processed.
To meet with staff
  • Questions or meetings can be accommodated via telephone or video-conference, please contact the appropriate division by telephone or email. Contact information can be found by clicking on the applicable links to the left.
  • In-person meetings are by appointment only and will be conducted one person at a time.
For scheduled in person appointments, the following restrictions apply
  • All individuals must wear masks and practice social distancing.
  • Please use hand sanitizer before entering the office.

Resources

County of Maui Public Records Information


County of Maui Public Records Information provides images of issued building, plumbing, electrical, grading and driveway permits as well as approved final subdivision plats and civil as-built construction plans.
Public Records Information


County of Maui Real Property Assessment Division Information


Real Property Assessment Division Information provides images of Real Property Tax Field Books and Real Property History Books Information
County of Maui Real Property Assessment Division

Building Inspection Section


Building Inspection Section is responsible for over seeing the inspection of the structural construction work associated with building permits.
Building Inspection Section

Building Permit Section


A building permit is required for the construction, alteration, moving, demolition, repair, and use of any building or structure within the county.
Building Permit Section

Building Permit Monthly Data Reports

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Monthly Reports

Building Plan Review Section


The Building Plan Review Section reviews building permit applications for compliance with the adopted building code and energy conservation code.
Building Plan Review Section

Civil Construction and Inspection Section


The Civil Construction Section is responsible for overseeing site-work construction, which includes the processing of permits and inspection of work.
The Section is also responsible for maintaining the County street addressing database, enforcing Community Beautification and Litter Ordinances, and the issuance of various permits.
Civil Construction and Inspection Section

Electrical Permit and Inspection Section


Electrical permits are required for new Electrical installations to allow the County to regulate the qualifications of installers, check the proposed plans and to inspect the electrical installations to ensure they are done safely and in compliance with National and local codes. These requirements help to reduce the hazards to persons and property from faulty electrical work.
Electrical Permit and Inspection Section

Plumbing Permit and Inspection Section


The purpose of obtaining a plumbing permit is to provide minimum requirements and standards for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. Plumbing permits are required for new and retrofit plumbing installations to allow the County to regulate the qualifications of installers, check the proposed plans and to inspect the plumbing/gas installations to ensure they are in compliance with the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) as amended and local municipal codes.
Plumbing Permit and Inspection Section

Subdivision Section


The Subdivision Section administers Maui County Code, Title 18, Subdivision Ordinance, which includes processing subdivision applications, and other related matters including, but not limited to, requests for private easements (over County right-of-way) and separate lot determinations.
Subdivision Section