The County of Kaua'i adopted the first General
Plan in 1971 (updated in 1984 and 2000). Subsequently, the County of Kaua'i
adopted the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) in September 1, 1972. Since its
adoption, the County of Kaua'i has approved several amendments to specific
provisions of the CZO. However, the CZO has not been updated in a comprehensive
manner since its adoption.
The County of Kaua'i Planning Department is
currently updating the CZO and has divided the project into two phases, with the
first phase focusing on organization and format changes. This involves mainly
moving or relocating existing provisions to more appropriate locations in the
code and re-codifying ordinance amendments made to the CZO. The second phase
will show the newly reformatted document with more substantive changes to the
code which is slated to occur after the first phase has been completed.
On December 3, 2012, the County approved the first phase of the CZO Update by
adopting Ordinance No. 935. Ordinance No. 935 is the newly adopted zoning code
for the County of Kaua'i and will serve as the official zoning code until the
County of Kaua'i completes the second phase of the project.
Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 935)