The price of doing business with the City and County of Honolulu could be going up

Recently, the Department of Planning and Permitting submitted a bill to the Honolulu City Council that seeks to raise various permitting fees, such as those related to zoning, development plans and environmental impacts statements.

According to DPP Director George Atta, many of these fees have remained stagnant for more than 10 years. He said that with the inflation and the increasing cost of government that a change was “necessary.”

“While there are many proposed changes, the total projected revenues from these amendments are not high,” Atta said in a statement. “We believe the proposed changes will not have a significant impact on smaller projects because the increases will be modest.”

The city anticipates DPP can generate between $500,000 and $1 million new revenues if the new bill is passed.

All the changes are laid out in the text of Bill 70, which you can find here. The new fees are those that are underlined.

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—Nick Grube