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  Along with the goal of replacing the County’s prized but very old, worn, and outdated paper zoning maps (otherwise known as “the Dead Sea Scrolls”) with accurate, up-to-date GIS (Geographical Information System) data layers (digital maps), a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 have been notified.  In March and April 2017, public informational meetings were held in Kihei, Wailuku, Lahaina and Pukalani.  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. You are welcome to attend any of the planning commission meetings listed below to learn more about the project or provide testimony.  

2017 DSSRT Planning Commission Meeting Schedule

Date Location Address Time
Tuesday, September 12
Maui - Kalana Pakui Planning Conference Room
250 S. High St., Wailuku
9:00 am
Wednesday, October 4
Lanai - Lanai Senior Center
555 Fraser Ave. Lanai City
5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 11
Molokai - Mitchell Pauole Center
90 Ainoa St, Kaunakakai
11:00 am

Read the Staff Report and Bill for Ordinance to learn more.

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

Email:  DSSRT@mauicounty.gov 

Please have your TMK number with you if you are asking about a specific property.