Building Plans Review Section

The Building Plans Review Section reviews building permit applications for compliance with the adopted building code and energy conservation code.

Codes Enforced

On October 28, 2023, the County of Maui will start enforcement of the following building-related codes:

Building permits applications submitted on and after October 28, 2023 must comply to the codes listed above. Building permit applications submitted prior to October 28, 2023 will be reviewed under the codes enforced at the time of submission.

Additional Information

International Code Council
Learn more about the International Code Council by visiting their website. Code books and other publications can be purchased at the ICC Store.

State Building Code Council
Act 82, SLH 2007 (the Act) created the State Building Code Council (the Council) which is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Service. The purpose of the Council is to establish a state building code which would eliminate the fragmented building requirements which currently exist between counties. The state building code would include the latest fire code as adopted by the State Fire Council, the latest edition of the International Building Code, the latest edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code, and Hawaii design standards to implement Act 5, Special Session Laws, 2005 as applicable to emergency shelters and essential government facilities.

Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB)
The Building Plans Review Section requires a "Document Review" compliance letter from DCAB for all State of Hawaii and County of Maui projects prior to the issuance of a building permit.