Digital Zoning Map Update Project

Over the last several years, the Maui County Planning Department has undertaken a project to replace the County’s official paper zoning maps with digital or electronic versions.  The Planning Department affectionately gave this project the name DSSRT (“dessert”) which is an acronym for Dead Sea Scrolls Replacement Team.  Along with the goal of replacing the County’s prized but very old, worn, and outdated paper zoning maps (otherwise known as “the Dead Sea Scrolls”) with accurate, up-to-date GIS (Geographical Information System) data layers (digital maps), a second goal is to address inconsistencies and mapping alignment issues.  Some examples include: zonings that don't match the current uses, boundary lines that overlap or have gaps, and zoning districts that do not exist.

The Department plans to fix the zoning for these problem areas, and affected property owners will be notified in March 2017 that their property may be affected. The proposed changes will correct old errors.  The effect should not be noticeable in any way - the existing uses of property, property taxes, etc will not change; if anything, properties will be more secure by having appropriate zoning. Please attend one of the informational presentations to learn more. 

2017 DSSRT Information Meeting Schedule

Date Location Address Time
Tuesday, March 21
Kihei Community Center
303 E. Lipoa St., Kihei
5:30 pm
Tuesday, March 28
Velma Santos Community Center
395 Waena Pl., Wailuku
5:30 pm
Tuesday, April 4
West Maui Senior Center
788 Pauoa St., Lahaina
5:30 pm
Wednesday, April 12
Hannibal Tavares Community Center
91 Pukalani St., Pukalani
5:30 pm
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Contact Information:

Department of Planning
2200 Main Street
Wailuku, HI  96793
Ph:  (808) 270-6272
Please have your TMK number with you if you are asking about a specific property.