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New hours for county Building Division offices


The Department of Public Works Building Division announces new hours for processing permit applications at the front desks of Hilo and Kona offices effective Oct. 1.

This change only affects applications requiring front desk clerical assistance.

The new hours will be 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, except Wednesday (Hilo) and Thursday (Kona).

* Hilo: 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday 7:45 a.m. – noon

* Kona: 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Thursday 7:45 a.m. – noon

The office remains available to service code questions, plan review consultation, drop off of plans and pick-up of plans/permits.

This recent change will allow the permit staff uninterrupted time for processing permit applications.

For applicant convenience, permit applications may be submitted online at anytime through the county web site at

Public computers within the Hilo and Kona Building Division Offices are also available to create online permit applications.

More information on becoming an online user is located at the following link:

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