ALOHA FROM LUC!

The State Land Use Law (Chapter 205, Hawaiʻi  Revised Statutes) was adopted in 1961. Establishing a framework of land use management and regulation in which all lands in the State of Hawaiʻi are classified into one of four land use districts.  To administer the Land Use Law the State Legislature established the Land Use Commission (Komikina Hoʻohana ʻĀina).LUC Logo

The Commission is composed of nine members, who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.  One member is appointed from each of the four counties; five members are appointed at-large.  The Commissioners are non-paid volunteers who represent a cross-section of the community.

Documents submitted to the LUC must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Electronically, in PDF format, via email ([email protected]), ensuring ADA compliance.
  2. Additionally, a hard copy must be mailed to our office (State Land Use Commission, P.O. Box 2359, Honolulu, HI, 96814-2359)
  3. Filings received after 4:00 P.M. may not be processed until the following workday.

 

QUICK LINKS OF INFORMATION:

Official Record Requests

Please visit https://governor.hawaii.gov/contact-us/uipa-request/
for information on how to file a UIPA request.

Please submit all UIPA requests for government records
pertaining to the Land Use Commission to:

State of Hawaiʻi
Land Use Commission
Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
P.O. Box 2359
Honolulu, HI 96804-2359
[email protected]

NOTE: When providing our office with a description of the requested record. Please include the docket number you are interested in. This will increase response time.

How to Give Public Testimony

The LUC welcomes and invites testimony on agenda items via several methods:

Written Testimony

Online Form: https://luc.hawaii.gov/testimony/
E-mail: [email protected]
Mail: State Land Use Commission, P.O. Box 2359, Honolulu, HI 96804

Oral Testimony

If you intend to provide oral testimony, you must attend the meeting in person at the meeting location indicated on the meeting agenda. Please state your name for the record. If you are testifying on behalf of an organization, please include the name of the organization. Testimony will be limited to a maximum of two minutes per person, per item.

Pursuant to HAR §15-15-65  the presiding officer
may limit the number of witnesses or the time for
testimony upon a particular issue.

* Only if the LUC is holding a “Hybrid” Meeting, will we allow testimony via zoom or phone. *

Regardless of format, to ensure the Commissioners have time to review your written testimony, we suggest that it reaches us at least 24 hours before the meeting. All written testimony will be posted to the LUC website under the specific docket page. Late written testimony will be retained as part of the record, but we cannot assure the commission will receive it with sufficient time for review prior to decision-making.

Click Here to View FULL Guidelines for Testifying at LUC Meetings

ADA Accessibility

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, please email [email protected] or call the State Land Use Commission at (808) 587-3822.  In your message, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the requested material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information so that we may best serve you.

The State Land Use Commission wants to ensure access to E-government files are available to all individuals.

In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual’s ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals.

This standard was recently refreshed to include Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), a globally recognized voluntary consensus standard for web content and information communication technology created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The WCAG 2.0 Level AA standard and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 techniques for web content, shall be used to measure accessibility and functionality of on-line content. The State Land Use Commission looks to this standard for reliable guidance on meeting accessibility commitments and compliance for portal architecture sites.

Our site contains information from the 1960’s to the present.  We are continuing the process of scanning our legacy data files for posting on our website, while requiring all new filings to be in an electronic format.  Not all of the files are ADA accessible at this point in time.  We will continue to work with applicants on providing new filings that will be compliant with ADA standards, while working to bring our legacy files into future compliance.

This site has been designed to be compatible with a wide variety of browsers, and with assistive technologies in mind. Our goal is to continue to work to make access available to all individuals. Improving access to citizens with disabilities is one of our top priorities, and any suggestions or comments are welcome.

Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes §368-1.5: The ADA and the ADAAA are federal civil rights statutes that require state and local governments, including the court system, to accommodate the needs of qualified individuals with disabilities. The Land Use Commission asks that any electronic submittals must be in an ADA Compliant format.

Request a Boundary Interpretation

Formal boundary interpretations are usually processed and completed within 60 working days based upon the timeliness and adequacy of the material submitted by the requestor as of the submittal date. To request for a boundary interpretation, Click Here.

LUC Maps

LUC Docket Locator

Easily search for information about State Land Use District Boundaries, LUC Docket Numbers, and Counties Tax Map Key Number (TMK).This map was produced by the LUC for informational purposes only.

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Boundary Interpretation

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This StoryMap is an introduction to the boundary interpretation process. It walks applicants through the history, required information, and requirements for the Surveyor.

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Resources

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Here you will find some helpful resources when seeking information about specific properties in the State of Hawai`i. In some cases you will need to know the tax map key (TMK) numbers associated with land parcels.

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