Ask The Mayor: How do I Build a House in a Flood Zone?

January 5, 2015, 7:35 AM HST · Updated January 11, 7:03 PM
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The mayor answers questions from the public in this series.

By Mayor Alan Arakawa

Q:  I want to build a house on my family property, but it’s located in a flood zone. How do I get any needed permits to build in a flood zone?

A:  You will need to have a flood development permit application prepared by a licensed professional engineer or architect and submitted to the Planning Department for review. You can find information on the application form and process online at www.mauicounty.gov/development. Under “Permits, Applications & Reviews,” click on “Development” and then select “Flood Development Permit.”

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Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email: [email protected], phone: 270-7855 or mail: 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

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