The Engineering Division is responsible for the management and enforcement of Hawaii County Code, Chapter 22 – County Streets. There are several types of permits that are covered in Chapter 22, as described below. The most common type of permit is a Permit to Work with the County Right-of-Way, specifically for the construction of a new driveway approach.
- Convex Mirror (For Private Driveway/Street and County Road)
- Convex Mirror (For Two County Roads)
- Private Waterline
- Publication Dispenser
- Sidewalk Use
- Work within the County Right-of-Way
A Publication Dispenser Permit is required for the placement of newspaper stands, news racks, or other dispensers of handbills or other printed or written materials on or over a County sidewalk.
A Sidewalk Use Permit is required for the placement of any of the following items in or on the County street for non-commercial purposes that is deemed by the director to promote public welfare:
- Garbage receptacles;
- Decorative planters;
- Public benches;
- Required provisions for the disabled; or
- Other items.
A Permit to work within the County Right-of-Way is required for any type of work within the County Right-of-Way before construction. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Driveway approach (new, resurface/repair existing)
- Sidewalk (new, repair existing)
- Utility lines
A Private Waterline Permit is required for the installation of a private waterline within the County Right-of-Way.
Public Works Engineering