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Building Division's Mission Statement:

Protecting the health and safety of our Big Island ʻOhana with honor and integrity.

This is accomplished by ensuring construction projects are designed and constructed in a safe manner as governed by our Building Code via the permit issuance and inspection process.


By enforcing the Building Code through the issuance of notice of violation(s) when building code violations are discovered.

Building inspectors don't have a "quota" to meet in issuing violations. Instead, Building Division responds to citizen concerns or reports of potential violations/safety hazards of both commercial and private construction projects. A complaint/code investigation is initiated in response to the receipt of an information & complaint form. A code enforcement case may also be initiated when an inspector notices a safety hazard while conducting scheduled inspections.


Appeal Options to a Code Violation

Requesting a Variance
Requesting Approval for Use of New/Alternative Materials, Methods of Construction, Equipment, Fixtures, Devices, or Appliances
Other Appeals
Appeal Hearings
  • Building Code Enforcement

    • How do I request an Appeal Hearing?

    • What is Building's Code Enforcement Process

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