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Parks & Recreation Moves Sports and Rec Programs to Tri-Annual Permit

September 18, 2017, 4:37 PM HST
* Updated September 18, 4:40 PM
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The Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that it will be moving to the Tri-Annual Permit Process for all leagues and recreational programs.

County officials say the new process will affect application requests for the majority of facility usage countywide, including athletic fields, multipurpose fields, ballfields, courts, pools, and gymnasiums.

With the new permit process, coaches, league organizers, athletic directors and other sports officials must submit their application requests months before each season begins.

The county says the new system will be more efficient than the current year-round system which sometimes resulted in overbooking of facilities.

“Once everyone gets used to the new schedule they’ll find that it will be more accommodating and less cumbersome than the old permitting system,” said Parks Director Kaala Buenonsejo. “The main thing right now is that those looking to reserve fields and facilities for the Winter/Spring season need to get their application in next month, between Oct. 2 to the 13th.”


Below is what the new Tri-Annual Permit Process schedule looks like:


– to reserve county facilities and fields for the WINTER/SPRING season (January 1 to April 15), application requests must be submitted to the department during the first two weeks in October, which this year falls between Oct. 2 to 13, 2017.

– for the SUMMER season (April 16 to July 31), application requests must be submitted during the first two weeks of January, which next year falls between Jan. 1 to 15, 2018.

– for the FALL season (August 1 to December 31), application requests must be submitted during the first two weeks of May, which next year falls between May 1 and May 14, 2018.


Application request packets will be available at all Department permit offices and also on the County of Maui website. Application requests will be reviewed in the priority order outlined in the Department’s administrative rules (also available at

For further questions, contact the Department of Parks and Recreation permit office at (808) 270-7389 or email at [email protected] .

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