Building Permit Guide

Building Permit Quick Start Guide

Welcome to the County of Kauai Guide to Permitting

How Do I Get Started?

You begin by submitting a Building Permit Application.

Please complete the on-line application (Found on our main webpage) or pick up a paper form at the Building Division office.

Step 1.Read our Building Permits Minimum Requirements(PDF, 594KB) document, including plan drawing examples(PDF, 3MB) appendix. Also read the Owner-Builders in Hawaii(PDF, 14KB): A Guide to State Regulations.

Step 2.Complete Permit Application Checklist (Residential(PDF, 331KB) Commercial(PDF, 341KB)).

Step 3.Properly complete a Building Permit Application(PDF, 320KB)

Step 5.Properly complete a Zoning Permit Application (must pick up at the Planning Department and submit to their office)

Important: There are a few things that must be completed correctly to ensure successful application submittal.

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