Department of Planning and Permitting

Catherine Cruz / HPR

A recent audit of Honolulu's Department of Permitting and Planning found the process to approve building permits is a time-consuming and inefficient one. But city officials argue the audit's results don't take into account the steps taken by the department and administration.

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Honolulu officials have received 40 complaints of suspected illegal short-term rentals this week, most of them in Kailua.

Catherine Cruz

These are busy days for O‘ahu’s Department of Planning and Permitting. There are issues with so-called monster homes and the housing shortage. And there’s new attention on the slow turn-around on building permits.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council passed Bill 64 two weeks ago to speed up the permitting process for residential homes. Today, the Mayor announced his own plan.