The County of Kaua‘i adopted the first General Plan in 1971 (updated in 1984, 2000, and 2018). Subsequently, in September 1, 1972, the County of Kaua‘i adopted the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO). The CZO establishes land districts and delineates types of permitted uses that can take place in those districts, as well as provides regulations and standards for land development and the construction of buildings and other structures in the County of Kaua‘i. The regulations and standards prescribed in the CZO are intended to promote development that is compatible with Kaua‘i's scenic beauty and environment.
The Subdivision Ordinance provides regulations and standards for the subdivision of land in the County of Kaua‘i. Like the CZO, it is intended to ensure that new development is compatible with the overall character of Kaua‘i.
Since their adoption, the County of Kaua'i has approved several amendments to specific provisions of the CZO as well as the Subdivision Ordinance. The Planning Department continues to update and amend the CZO and Subdivision Ordinance. For the current version of the CZO, refer to Chapter 8 of the Kauai County Code. For the current Subdivision Ordinance, refer to Chapter 9 of the Kauai County Code. Kauai County Code: https://qcode.us/codes/kauaicounty/