The purpose of the STRH – Short Term Rental Home is to provide varied accommodations and experiences for visitors and allow small businesses to benefit from tourism while remaining consistent with the County of Maui’s General Plan and the State of Hawaii’s land use laws and retaining the integrity and character of residential neighborhoods in which any Short Term Rental Home is located. Short Term Rental Homes are subject to appropriate restrictions and standards.
Ordinance 5316 - New Transient Accommodation Moratorium
The County Council adopted Ordinance No. 5316, which took effect on January 7, 2022 and established a moratorium on new transient accommodations for two years or until the Council adopts a tourism management ordinance(s), whichever is sooner. Except for Bed and Breakfast permit applications, the Planning Department cannot accept any new permit applications for Short-Term Rental Homes or other types of vacation rentals on the island of Maui. Existing permits can be renewed and existing operations can be repaired or renovated but not in a way that adds new or expands vacation rental units.