News Flash

Posted on: January 24, 2022

National Endowment for the Arts announces $30,000 grant for Maui County

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that Maui County has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support its SMALL TOWN * BIG ART creative placemaking program in Wailuku Town and to make plans for countywide expansion.&...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2022

Boil water advisory continues for some areas of Kula

The Department of Water Supply reports no change in the Upcountry water system boil water advisory announced Thursday, Jan. 20.

Today, the department recommends boiling water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malamahale Place, Malia Uli Plac...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Amended rules announced for Ukumehame Firing Range

Amended rules for the Ukumehame Firing Range have been finalized and certified, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. 

A public hearing was held on Nov. 10, 2021, via BlueJeans video conferencing for a community discussion and input on...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Virtual town hall meeting announced for proposed housing credits related to Pulelehua development

The Department of Housing and Human Concerns will host a virtual town hall meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 via BlueJeans video conferencing.

The town hall meeting is being held to discuss a request from Maui Oceanview, LP, for the department to issu...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Maui County Emergency Management Agency reports tsunami impacts

The Maui County Emergency Management Agency reports this morning that tsunami waves lifted a boat from its moorings in Manele Harbor, Lanai, and washed debris ashore in Hana, closing a road near Hamoa Beach Park. Assessment of impacts is ongoing.

A tsunami...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Boil water advisory lifted for residents of Kalae, Molokai

The Department of Water Supply has canceled a boil water advisory for residents of Kalae, Molokai.

The advisory had been put into effect yesterday, Jan. 13, after concerns over possible E. coli contamination. New tests of water samples confirmed that the w...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2022

New streamlined registration process announced for riding Da Bee shuttles

The County of Maui Department of Management announces a new streamlined registration process for the Da Bee shuttle program in Wailuku.

For riders’ convenience, effective immediately, shuttle riders no longer need to register online to ride Da Be...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Parking lot repairs announced for Makana Park in Kuau

The parking lot at Makana Park will be re-striped on Jan. 31, 2022, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The work will involve the use of large equipment and require the park’s closure for the day.

The park is located on Lae Street i...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Department of Water Supply changes disinfectant for Upper Kula water system

Effective today, the Department of Water Supply changed its water distribution disinfectant from chloramines to chlorine in an attempt to clear away the last trace amounts of total coliform and E. coli from the Upper Kula water system.

For the chlorine to ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Mahalawa Bridge work to resume this weekend on Hana Highway at Milepost 43

Goodfellow Brothers, LLC and the County of Maui’s Department of Public Works notify the public that Hana Highway at Milepost 43 will be closed to traffic during various hours from Friday through Sunday, Jan. 14 -16, 2022, to complete work on Mah...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula

Today, (Jan. 8) the Maui County Department of Water Supply is continuing a boil water advisory for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui. 

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malamahale Place, Mal...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Mayor Victorino announces Maui County Grant program for Restaurants, Bars and Gyms

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a partnership with Maui Federal Credit Unions to launch the Maui County Small Business Grant Program for Restaurants, Bars and Gyms. The grant uses American Rescue Plan funding to help businesses struggling in the o...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Mayor Victorino comments on County Council's override of new transient accommodations veto

Although Mayor Michael Victorino expressed disappointment with the Maui County Council action to override his veto of Bill 148 (2021) Draft 1 today, he intends to make the most of the two-year pause on new transient accommodations on Maui.

The Bill passed ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Department of Public Works crews to clean up storm debris Jan. 12 from area near Days Inn in Kihei

The public access parking lot next to the Days Inn on South Kihei Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, for a shoreline clean-up project by work crews from the Department of Public Works.

The parking lot will be used to stage tru...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Free COVID-19 test kits to be distributed Jan. 10-12 at drive-through sites

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County will continue distributing more BinaxNOW self-test kits beginning at 4 p.m. Jan. 10, while supplies last, at the Lahaina Aquatic Center. Additional test kit distributions will be held at 4 p.m. Jan....

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

South Kihei Road detour set for Jan. 10-14

North-bound traffic on South Kihei Road will be detoured on a portion of South Kihei Road – between Ohukai Road and Kaonoulu Street – from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10 through Jan. 14, 2022, according to the Department of Public Works H...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Department of Liquor Control In-person services available by appointment only Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

In-person customer service will be available by appointment only Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Jan. 10 through Feb. 28, 2022, for the County of Maui Department of Liquor Control at the Maui County Service Center. The limited availability...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Maui County DMVL In-person services available by appointment only from Jan. 10 to Feb. 28

In-person customer service will be available by appointment only Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Jan. 10 through Feb. 28, 2022, for the County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing at its Maui County Service Center, Kihei and ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Mayor Victorino delays implementation of emergency rules regarding 'fully vaccinated'

Mayor Michael Victorino has postponed implementation of Maui County’s revised Public Health Emergency Rules until Jan. 24. Originally slated to go into effect Jan. 8, implementation has been postponed to ensure eligible adolescents and others ha...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Feral Animal Control Program application deadline announced for Molokai and Lanai only

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns is soliciting grant proposals for feral animal control program funds available in FY2022. The deadline for submissions is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.

Grant applications may be submitted by al...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Boil water advisory continues for areas of Kula

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Jan. 6) that a boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui. 

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malam...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Boil water advisory continues today for areas of Kula

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Jan. 5) that a boil water advisory continues for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui. 

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malamahale Pl...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Department of Parks and Recreation modifies Permit Office operations during COVID-19 surge

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Permit Office windows are closed until further notice during the ongoing COVID-19 surge.

The temporary closure has been implemented out of an abundance of caution to limit community sprea...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Office renovations to close some Department of Planning offices Jan. 6-7

The Maui County Planning Department announced today that its offices on the third floor of One Main Plaza, Suites 315 and 335, will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 6-7.

Due to office renovations and carpet replacement, staff from the Director&ap...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Mayor Victorino urges residents and visitors to follow Department of Health and CDC guidance

With Maui County averaging 226 new COVID-19 cases per day, in the last seven days, Mayor Michael Victorino is urging residents and visitors to follow State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to keep safe and pro...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Jan. 4) that a boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui. 

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malam...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Maui County Solid Waste Division suspends in-person bill payment window at One Main Plaza

The County of Maui Solid Waste Division announces that its bill payment window on the second floor of the One Main Plaza building at 2200 Main Street, Wailuku, is closed until further notice because of the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases. 

The tem...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Maui County Real Property Assessment Division offering in-person service by appointment only

Maui County’s Real Property Assessment Division is modifying its operations to offer in-person service only during the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases in Maui County and the State of Hawaii. This is to protect the health and safety of customers ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

In-person payments for Maui County TAT payments suspended because of ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases

The Maui County Transient Accommodations Tax payment window at the Maui County Service Center is closed until further notice because of the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases. This temporary closure is to ensure the health and safety of customers and County ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Maui County Real Property Tax payment windows temporarily closed

Maui County’s Real Property Tax payment windows are closed, effective today, until further notice at the Maui County Service Center in Kahului. This is to ensure the health and safety of customers and County of Maui employees while the ongoing s...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Water Department announces temporary closure of in-person bill payment window

The Department of Water Supply announces that its bill payment window on the fifth floor of the Kalana O Maui Building closed until further notice, beginning today, because of the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases.

The temporary closure has been implemented ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Repair work announced for Kalakupua Playground in Haiku

Repairs to fencing and playground equipment at the Kalakupua Playground are scheduled from Jan. 17 through Jan. 22, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The playground will be closed during repairs.

The Haiku Community Association and the Cons...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Reminder: Drive-through COVID-19 testing begins Monday, Jan. 3, at War Memorial Stadium parking lot

Mayor Michael Victorino reminds Maui County residents that free drive-through COVID-19 testing begins Monday, Jan. 3, at the War Memorial Stadium parking lot in Wailuku. For the month of January, drive-through testing will be ongoing, with day and evening...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Boil water advisory remains in effect for some areas of Kula

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Jan. 2) that the boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui.

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malamahale Pl...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2022

Boil water advisory continues for some areas of Kula

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Jan. 1) that the boil water advisory continues for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui.

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malamahale Place, Mal...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2021

Boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Dec. 31) that the boil water advisory remains in effect for areas of Kula in Upcountry Maui.

The department recommends boiling tap water as a precaution for residents of Lepelepe Place, Malamahale P...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

East Maui road closures reported Thursday night (Dec. 30).

The Maui Police Department reported landslides in East Maui on Thursday night that triggered road closures.
Piilani Highway at mile markers 36-37 in the Kaupo area has one lane open to traffic as of 1 p.m. Friday (Dec. 31). Maui County crews will return on...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Mayor Victorino announces drive-through testing beginning Jan. 3 at War Memorial Stadium parking lot

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today free drive-through COVID-19 testing six days a week for COVID-19 beginning Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at the War Memorial Stadium parking lot.

Testing will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Drive-through COVID-19 testing to continue Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 at Mauliola Pharmacy

Maui County will continue supporting free drive-through testing for COVID-19 at the Mauliola Pharmacy from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Sunday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 2. No appointment or pre-registration is needed.

“Our community’s high deman...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules revise definition of 'fully vaccinated'

Mayor Michael Victorino signed revised Public Health Emergency Rules that change the definition of “fully vaccinated” to include getting a booster shot to increase immunity against COVID-19. The rule change goes into effect Jan. 8, 202...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Some areas added to Upcountry boil water advisory

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Dec. 30) that the Upcountry boil water advisory has been extended to Lepelepe Place, Malamahale Place and Malia Uli Place. The department recommends residents boil water for at least a minute befor...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Mayor Victorino postpones implementation of plastic disposable foodware ban to March 1, 2022

Mayor Michael Victorino signed an emergency proclamation today that suspends the effective date of the Maui County Disposable Foodware Ordinance (No. 5084) until March 1, 2022.

Local businesses affected by the ban on plastic foodware have been concerned ab...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Drive-through COVID-19 testing offered at Mauiola Pharmacy

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that free drive-through testing for COVID-19 will be offered at the Mauiola Pharmacy from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday. No appointment or pre-registration is needed.

The pharmacy is located at the Cameron C...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Water Department recommends Naalae Road residents resume boiling water as a precaution

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today (Dec. 29) that residents of Naalae Road in Kula should resume boiling water as a precaution. Department personnel has conducted maintenance in the area, replacing standpipes that had positive hits f...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Maui County to distribute a few thousand COVID-19 test kits

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County will distribute at no charge a few thousand BinaxNOW self-test kits beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, while supplies last, at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot in Wailuku. A few hundred k...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2021

No-shows leave COVID-19 test gaps

Personnel at COVID-19 test sites are reporting that many individuals who made appointments are failing to show up as scheduled.

“With the skyrocketing surge of the highly contagious Omicron variant, our community needs COVID-19 testing to identif...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2021

South Maui Road traffic detour set for Dec. 28-29

Traffic will be detoured on a portion of South Kihei Road – between Ohukai Road and Kaonoulu Street – from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29, 2021, according to the Department of Public Works Wailuku Highways Division.

County p...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Boil water advisory continues for areas of Kula

The Department of Water Supply reports today, Dec. 28, that residents of the following areas should continue boiling water as a precaution against bacteria: Waipoli Road, Polipoli Road and Lower Kula Road between Naalae and Waipoli Roads.
The depa...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2021

Boil water advisory lifted for some Upcountry areas, but continued for others

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports this morning that a boil water advisory has been lifted for Upcountry residents of Middle Road, Kula Highway at Keokea, Thompson Road and Ulupalakua. They no longer need to boil water for consumption.

Howe...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 25, 2021

Boil water advisory remains in effect for some residents on Upper Kula water system

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports this morning that a boil water advisory remains in effect for residents of Waipoli, Polipoli and Middle roads, Kula Highway at Keokea, Thompson Road and Ulupalakua.

The department has posted answers to fre...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Mayor Victorino featured guest on 'Best of Best' E Kupaa Kakou program set for Dec. 24

Mayor Michael Victorino is the featured guest of Friday evening’s “Best of the Best” of E Kupa?a Kakou Hawaiian music series, set to be live-streamed at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24.

The program features clips from past E K...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Mayor Victorino urges Maui County residents to get booster shots as soon as possible

Mayor Michael Victorino is strongly urging Maui County residents to get booster shots against COVID-19 and its variants as soon as possible. First course vaccinations (two Pfizer and Moderna shots or one Johnson & Johnson shot) lose strength in protec...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Maui County closes $10.5 million purchase of Waiale property

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County has closed on a $10.5 million purchase with A&B Properties of approximately 500 acres known as Waiale South and Waiale North. The transaction includes A&B’s donation of 23 acres of...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Upcountry boil water advisory update unchanged

The Maui County Department of Water Supply reports today, after reviewing water samples from the Upper Kula water system, that there are no changes to the boil water advisory update issued yesterday, Dec. 22.

This means the boil water advisory remains in e...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Mayor Victorino vetoes hotel moratorium bill

Mayor Michael Victorino vetoed Bill 148 (2021) Draft 1 today. The measure would establish a moratorium on new transient accommodations in all zoning districts on Maui.  The moratorium will be in place until legislation implementing appropriate re...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Plastic disposal foodware ban effective on New Year’s Day

The County of Maui Plastic Disposable Foodware Ordinance No. 5084 will go into effect on New Year’s Day 2022. The ban will affect businesses that package food or beverages to order (take-out, deli counter, and drinks), as well as businesses that...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Boil water advisory lifted for Naalae Road in Kula

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply reports this morning that water sample testing has removed Naalae Road in Kula from the list of areas where a boil water advisory remains in effect. Residents of Naalae Road no longer need to boil water as a p...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Maui County to accept Summer 2022 Season Tri-Annual Permits Jan. 1-7

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will accept applications for Summer 2022 Tri-Annual Permits from Jan. 1 to Jan. 7, 2022, for leagues, schools and recreational programs. Permit applications will be accepted for recreation use of pools...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Maui County announces Christmas tree recycling options

Christmas tree recycling drop-offs are being offered at various locations this year in Maui County, the County of Maui Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division announced.

All decorations, including tinsel, must be removed from trees before they...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2021

Maui County Christmas Drive-Thru draws hundreds to Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku

Hundreds of Maui residents enjoyed holiday cheer with Santa and his Maui County employee-elves this evening during the County’s popular Christmas Drive-Thru at the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku.

The event featured island dignitaries, holiday ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Maui County Immigrant Services Division continues to offer migrant services

Maui County’s Department of Housing and Human Concerns advises residents that its Immigrant Services Division continues to provide services. Although the recent retirement of long-time staff has changed the scope of available services, the divis...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Mayor Victorino urges Maui County residents to prepare for Omicron variant

Mayor Michael Victorino is urging Maui County residents to prepare for arrival of the highly contagious Omicron variant. The mayor has been actively monitoring the state’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Of the 797 new cases reported statewide t...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Boiling water recommended for Upcountry areas out of an abundance of caution

The Department of Water Supply reports that while some areas have tested clear for the presence of E coli in waterlines, there may be nearby, connected waterlines with possible contamination. Until flushing of waterlines is completed, it is advised to con...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Maui County issues Stop Work order for Napili house construction

Napili Beach House, LLC, developer of a controversial single-family residence under construction in Napili, has received a Stop Work Order from Maui County’s Department of Public Works Development Services Administration. The order, prepared in ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Upper Kula residents and businesses advised to boil water before consumption

The Department of Water Supply is advising Upper Kula residents and businesses from Crater Road to Kanaio to boil water before consumption. Trace amounts of E coli bacteria have been detected within the last 24 hours, and out of an abundance of caution, a...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Christmas drive-thru set for Dec. 18 at the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku

Take a night off from Christmas shopping this Saturday and instead drive to the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku. The County of Maui will again present its popular Christmas Drive-Thru for kids of all ages, including Tutukane and Tutuwahine. Enjoy festiv...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Virtual community meeting set for public input on the formation of the Department of Agriculture

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that a virtual community meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, to gather public input on the formation of the new Department of Agriculture.

A brief presentation will be provided at the b...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Go Green Recycling event set for Jan. 15 in Lahaina

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that Malama Maui Nui will host the next Go Green Recycling event on Saturday, Jan. 15, in Lahaina.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Holiday schedule announced for Maui County landfills

All County of Maui landfills (Central Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hana) will be open normal hours on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, the Department of Environmental Management announced.

All County landfills will be closed on Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25....

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Holiday schedule modified for free Maui County COVID-19 testing

The County of Maui’s free COVID-19 testing schedule will be modified for the holiday season, except in Kihei. Testing sites will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday and Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, for New Year’s Day. ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Maui County seeks damage assessments, announces Crisis Cleanup Line for residents

Maui County continues to offer residents resources to assist with recovery from recent flooding from torrential rains.

Residents and business operators are asked to report property damage in an online form at mauicounty.gov/emergency. For those without onl...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Sakamoto Pool to close for half day Dec. 29 for testing of pool guard trainees

The Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 29, 2021, for the physical swim test for the recruitment of pool guard trainees, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.   The facility will be open from noon to ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Upcountry and South Maui residents asked to contact DPW Highways Offices for storm debris pickup

Upcountry and South Maui residents impacted by the recent Kona Low storm and seeking roadside pickups of green waste and natural earthen material should contact their respective Department of Public Works Highways Division Offices.

Upcountry residents shou...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Maui County to haul green waste from households in Kihei and Kula

Mayor Michael Victorino today announced the Department of Public Works will assist those households most impacted by the recent Kona Low weather system.

Residents in Kula and Kihei may place green waste and natural earthen material near curbs or along road...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Mayor Victorino signs Bill 118

Mayor Michael Victorino has signed Bill 118 -- the ?Aina Kupuna bill -- that establishes a mechanism to provide long-time Maui families with tax relief for inherited real property in a Special Management Area. Introduced by Maui County Council Vice-Chair ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Disaster Assistance and Recovery Centers planned for Upcountry and Kihei this weekend

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the Maui Emergency Management Agency will host two Disaster Assistance and Recovery Center events this weekend for residents still coping with impacts from the recent Kona Low weather system. 

The Upcou...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2021

Prepare for flooding in Maui County

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 5, 2021

Prepare for flooding in Maui County

Excessive rain expected Sunday evening into Monday

The County of Maui continues under a flash flood watch and residenys should anticipates a round of excessive rains late ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2021

County of Maui urges residents to prepare for heavy rains

County of Maui urges residents to prepare for heavy rains

 

The National Weather Service reports the State of Hawaii will be experiencing heavy rains over the next few days. The NWS anticipates that Maui County will likely experience the greatest i...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Mahalawa Bridge - Hana

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release                                

December 2, 2021 ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Maui County to host Employment Resource and Job Fair

Mayor Michael Victorino, the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, UH Maui College and the American Job Center will host events to connect job seekers with employers on Friday, Dec. 10, at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku.

&...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing to open on two Saturdays in December

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing continues to temporarily offer driver’s licensing and other DMV services on Saturday Dec. 4 and 18, 2021, to assist customers who have found it difficult to visit DMVL offices during no...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

War Memorial Complex Tennis Court line repainting announced

The War Memorial Complex Tennis Courts 3 and 4 will be closed due to the repainting of the pickleball lines on Jan. 3 through Jan. 4, 2022, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. 

The project includes striping, repainting and curing of ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Mayor Victorino announces easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County will allow restaurants and bars to return to full, 100% capacity without physical distancing requirements as of Wed. Dec. 1, 2021. Patrons may dine indoors with proof of full vaccination, verificati...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Lahaina Aquatic Center to undergo surge tank repairs

Lahaina Aquatic Center will undergo repairs to its surge tank from Dec. 8 and Dec. 9, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The center will be closed during the repairs.

The pool will reopen on Friday, Dec. 10. Pool hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Maui Bus seeks public input on proposed route changes by Dec. 31

The County of Maui Department of Transportation is seeking input from the public on proposed changes to Maui Bus routes as part of the Getting on Board Maui Bus Route Study. 

The study aims to improve and expand transit service. Maui Bus has ident...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Kaunoa Senior Services offering online classes via Zoom in December

Kaunoa Senior Services is offering online classes via Zoom in December for seniors 55 years old and older. Classes include:

  • Move it Monday at 8 a.m. on Mondays
  • Stretching at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays
  • Yoga at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • Interval Training at 9 a.m. on Wedne...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2021

Waiehu residents asked to conserve water

Waiehu residents are being asked to conserve water today while Department of Water Supply personnel repair a water pump.

Affected areas include Waiehu Terrace, Waiehu Heights, Waiehu Leisure Estates, Lower Waiehu Beach Road and Hawaiian homestead homes alo...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2021

Mahalawa Bridge work to disrupt Hana Highway traffic Dec. 3-6

Goodfellow Brothers, LLC and the County of Maui’s Department of Public Works notify the public that Hana Highway at Milepost 43 will be closed to traffic from Dec. 3-6 for completion of work on Mahalawa Bridge.

An around-the-clock closure at the ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2021

Trash pickups rescheduled in Kula

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup on Saturday, Nov. 27, in areas of Kula, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced.

The affected areas are: portions of Haleakala, Kekaulik...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Gov. Ige’s changes to Hawaii’s Emergency Proclamation

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino issued this statement after Governor David Ige’s news conference today about changes to his Emergency Proclamation:

“I want to thank the people of Maui County for doing such an excellent job of protec...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Department of Liquor Control to offer online certification exam and classes

The Department of Liquor Control will offer its certification exam and class online in early December. The exam and class are for employees of liquor establishments who are being required to obtain the card to be employed.

Participants in the online traini...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Maui County announces resolution in Hawaii Wildlife lawsuit

The County of Maui will not appeal Judge Susan Oki Mollway’s decision regarding operation of the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility.

“Maui County’s goal has always been to seek clarity in the law,” said Corporat...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Trash collection rescheduled in parts of Haiku

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup on Saturday, Nov. 20, in areas of Haiku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced.

The affected areas are: portions of Hana Highway, East...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Maui County Managing Director Sandy Baz credentialed by International County Management Association

Sandy Baz, Managing Director of the County of Maui, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.  Mr. Baz is Hawaii’s only credentialed manager. He now joins mor...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Immigrant Services Division to host webinar

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Immigrant Services Division, will host a webinar from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, to address the division’s discontinuation of immigrant benefit services and other services that...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Mahalawa Bridge work to disrupt traffic Nov. 19-22

Goodfellow Brothers, LLC and the County of Maui’s Department of Public Works notify the public that on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 19, a lowboy truck carrying an oversized load, with leading and trailing escort vehicles, will...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Trash pickups rescheduled in Haiku

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup on Tuesday, Nov. 16, in areas of Haiku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced.

The affected areas are: Kalanikahua Road, Ala Olu Place...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Molokai Real Property Assessment office to close temporarily

The Molokai Real Property Assessment office located at the Mitchell Pauole Center will close temporarily due to staffing shortage through Nov. 23, 2021. The office will reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. Regular service hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions

Applicants sought for Maui County

Boards and Commissions

 

Applicants are being sought for 63 vacancies on various Maui County boards, commissions, councils and committees. Citizen volunteer responsibilities include attending meetings, rece...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Immigrant Services Division will end some services beginning Dec. 1

Because of a federal requirement for Maui County staff to prepare and review immigration applications, forms and other documents, the Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Immigrant Services Division will no longer provide such services begi...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Waipuilani Pickleball Court painting announced

Four new pickleball courts will be available for public use this month after Court 5 on the north end of Waipuilani Park is closed and repainted for pickleball use, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

 

Court 5 will be closed for the ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Lahaina Civic Center Outdoor Basketball “Dream Court” Temporarily Closed for Repairs

Lahaina Civic Center Outdoor Basketball “Dream Court” Temporarily Closed for Repairs

 

The outdoor basketball “Dream Court” at the Lahaina Civic Center will be closed to the public from November 4, 2021 until...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Public Notice of Expected Traffic Disruption in Kula, Ulupalakua, and East Maui on Tue., Nov. 9

Mahalawa Bridge

Public Notice of Expected Traffic Disruption in Kula, Ulupalakua, 

and East Maui on Tue., Nov. 9

 

Goodfellow Brothers, LLC and the County of Maui’s Department of Public Works notify the public that during the pre-dawn hours of Tu...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules to be revised

Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules to be revised according to Governor Ige’s Executive Order

 

Governor David Ige’s office has asked Mayor Michael Victorino to amend his recent request to revise Maui County’s em...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Public Notice of Roadwork Planned for Kahekili Highway Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 4 & 5

Public Notice of Roadwork Planned for Kahekili Highway 

Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 4 & 5

GP Roadways and the County of Maui announce planned roadwork in the Kahakuloa area from 8 am to 3:30 pm on Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 4 and 5, 2021. 

Gua...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Seniors can move and learn on Zoom with Kaunoa Senior Center

PRESS RELEASE                                       Media contact: Dana Aco...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Department of Finance announces Maui County TAT takes effect today, Nov. 1, 2021

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 1, 2021

Department of Finance announces 

Maui County TAT takes effect today, Nov. 1, 2021

 

County of Maui Department of Finance has mailed out notices with important information about the ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Pavement reconstruction to close portions of Piilani Highway in East Maui

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 28, 2021

 

 

 

Pavement reconstruction to close portions of Piilani Highway 

in East Maui on October 30 and November 6 

 

In coordination with the County of Maui, Mau...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Hana White Goods Recycling Event Slated for November 4-6 White Goods Only, No Scrap Metal or Electr

Hana White Goods Recycling Event Slated for November 4-6 

White Goods Only, No Scrap Metal or Electronics

 

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management will host a White Goods Recycling Event for residents of Hana, from 8 am t...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2021

New rules announced for Parks Concessions

New rules for parks concessions have been finalized and certified, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

Now, a new chapter of administrative rules addresses the process for allowing concession operations in parks and recreational facilities. T...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Department of Planning announces virtual Infrastructure and Public Facilities Town Hall meetings

The Maui County Planning Department announced today that it will hold two virtual town halls as part of the South Maui Community Plan update process. Event details are as follows:

Public Facilities Town Hall

Thursday, Oct. 28, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

https://prime...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Final Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023 set for Thursday, Oct. 21

The final Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, starting at 5:30 pm. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins fo...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Correction: One-not two-participants tested positive for COVID-19 after meeting with Mayor Victorino

Mayor Michael Victorino today corrected a press release issued yesterday, acknowledging that one--not two–of the individuals who met with him and his staff on Thursday tested positive for COVID-19. 

The individual who tested positive on ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023 set for Tuesday, October 19

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins for...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2021

County of Maui to Present Free Halloween Drive-Thru Adventure at Keopuolani Park

The County of Maui will join forces with businesses and community organizations to present a free Halloween Drive-Thru Adventure at Keopuolani Regional Park in Kahului from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 31. No reservations are needed, just drive up an...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2021

dditional repairs announced for Lana`i Community Center Restroom Repair Project

The restroom facility at the Lanai Community Center is expected to remain closed until early next month to make additional repairs involving replacement of pipes, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

 

Work on the repair project has be...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023 set for Thursday, October 14

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins fo...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Oct. 16 March & Rally

The County of Maui has received health and safety concerns from the public about proposed plans for a march and rally this weekend.

“We respect everyone’s First Amendment right to protest and peacefully assemble,” Mayor Michae...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Reminder: Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023 to be held Tuesday, Oct. 12

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins for...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Polo Beach Parking Lot improvements announced

The Polo Beach Park parking lot will undergo renovations, including repaving, beginning Oct. 18, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The project will include improved accessibility, drainage, and landscaping improvements. Located at the corne...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Community input sought for Lanai Skate Park design

The Department of Parks and Recreation is in the preliminary design phase for the Lanai Skate Park and is requesting community feedback in an online survey to assist in the design process, the department announced.

Public input from the survey will help id...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for FY 2023 set for Tuesday, Oct. 12

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins for...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2021

48th Annual Maui County Senior Fair announced

Music by Na Leo Pilimehana and Kaina Kountry and exercises to limber up will highlight this month’s virtual 48th Annual Maui County Senior Fair. Festivities will be held online from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

The event will be on Zoom...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Maui County Mayor Victorino issues statement congratulating final candidate for MPD Chief

Mayor Michael Victorino issued this statement today to congratulate John Pelletier on his selection earlier today as final candidate for Chief of the Maui Police Department:

“I extend my sincere congratulations to John Pelletier as the final cand...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023 to be held Oct. 7

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins for...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Public input sought for Department of Planning's draft five-year strategic plan

Public review and comment is being sought for the County of Maui Department of Planning’s five-year Strategic Plan, the department announced. The draft plan is available for review through Oct. 10.

The plan and a link to provide public input can ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

PALS Keiki Kare Winter Program Registration announced

Online registration will begin Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, for the 2021 PALS Keiki Kare Winter Program, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

This modified program aims to provide working families with essential child care during the winter break and...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for Oct. 16 in Lahaina

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that Malama Maui Nui will host the next Go Green Recycling event on Saturday, Oct. 16, in Lahaina.

 

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Staffing shortage to close New Wailuku Pool, Oct. 2-3

The New Wailuku Pool will be closed on Saturday, October 2, 2021, and Sunday, October 3, 2021, due to shortage of staff. The facility will reopen October 4, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for recreational swimming, the Department of Parks and Recreation anno...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

First Community Budget Meeting set for Tuesday, October 5

The first in a series of six community budget meetings for Fiscal Year 2023, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Community members are welcome to participate, ask questions,...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Department of Housing and Human Concerns seeks FY22 Feral Animal Control Program grant applications

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns is soliciting grant proposals for the feral animal control program funds available in FY2022.

Grant applications may be submitted by all qualified private nonprofit and for-profit organizations pr...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Mayor Victorino congratulates new Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief

Mayor Michael Victorino congratulated new Fire Chief Brad Ventura and Deputy Fire Chief Gavin Fujioka during a badge-pinning ceremony today at the Kahului Fire Station.

“This is a proud moment for many of us, to see the Maui Fire Department under...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2021

New Wailuku Pool to close Oct. 15-16 for maintenance, deep cleaning

The New Wailuku Pool will be closed from noon Friday, Oct. 15, through Saturday, Oct. 16, for maintenance and deep cleaning of the pool. The facility will reopen on from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, for recreational swimming, the Department of Parks an...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Schedule of Fiscal Year 2023 Community Budget Meetings Announced

Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration will host a series of community meetings in October to receive comments and suggestions from the public regarding the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023.

“I value the opportunity for our...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Kaunoa Senior Services offering online classes via Zoom in October

Kaunoa Senior Services is offering online classes via Zoom in October for seniors 55 years old and older. Classes include:

  • Move it Monday at 8 a.m. on Mondays
  • Yoga at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • Interval Training at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Low-Impact Aerob...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Maui County to accept Winter/Spring 2022 Season Tri-annual Permit Applications

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will accept applications for Winter/Spring 2022 Tri-Annual Permits from Oct. 1-8, 2021, for leagues, and recreational programs. Permit applications are for the recreational use of pools, gyms, fields, ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Testing for pool guard trainees to close Kihei Aquatic Center for half day on Oct. 19

The Kihei Aquatic Center will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19, 2021, for the physical swim test for the recruitment of pool guard trainees, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The facility will be open from noon to 4 p.m. that day for ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing continues in Kihei and Lahaina on Friday and Saturday

Free drive-through testing for COVID-19 will be available to meet community demand in Kihei on Friday, Sept. 24, and in Lahaina on Saturday, Sept. 25. Rapid antigen tests will be administered by Minit Medical Urgent Care. 

In Kihei, testing will b...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Amala Place Clean-up Nearly Complete

The County of Maui and the State Department of Land and Natural Resources are nearing completion of the Amala Place clean-up in Kahului. Today, County employees and contractors successfully removed 13 remaining derelict vehicles and 8 more tons of solid w...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Amala Place clean-up continues in Kahului

The County of Maui and the State Department of Land and Natural Resources completed the second day of clean-up in the Amala Place area in Kahului. County employees and contractors used heavy equipment to remove 41 derelict vehicles and 50 tons of solid wa...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Water Department returns water service in Pukalani

The Department of Water Supply reports that repair crews were able to redirect water flow to re-establish water service in Pukalani this afternoon, although residents and businesses will likely get low water pressure.
Work will continue tomorrow, ...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Maui County announces coastal resilience planning for Ma`alaea

A project to initiate a Ma`alaea Village Coastal Resilience and Erosion Management Plan is getting underway, the County of Maui Department of Planning announced.

This project seeks a proactive and holistic approach to manage worsening coastal erosion at Ma...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Amala Place gate to Kanaha Beach Park to be locked for clean-up project

The County of Maui will lock the Amala Place gate entrance to Kanaha Beach Park at closing on Sunday, Sept. 19, through 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. The temporary closure is needed to safeguard public safety during the area’s planned clean-...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions

The County of Maui is seeking applicants to fill multiple vacancies on county boards, commissions, councils and committees:

  • ONE on each of the following: Affirmative Action Advisory Council; Civil Service Commission; Maui County Cultural Resources...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2021

South Maui invited to participate in virtual Community Design Workshop

The Maui County Planning Department has launched a new phase of public engagement for the South Maui Community Plan update: community design. The Department will be gathering input virtually on areas that the community thinks sh...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Mayor Victorino releases statement on appointment of new fire chief

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today on the appointment of the new Fire Chief Brad Ventura.

“I offer my congratulations to Chief Brad Ventura. I have watched him grow professionally and personally, and I’m extr...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Kalama Park waterline repair announced

Water servicing public restrooms, showers and water fountains located within the Old Kalama Park (south of the whale structure) will be shut off for repairs to the main waterline on Sept. 21 and 22, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

&nb...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Lana’i Community Center restroom repair project announced

A project to replace plumbing in the restroom at the Lanai Community Center will begin Sept. 20, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The project will close the restroom for about three weeks.

Park visitors may use the restroo...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Lana`i 5th Street Courts tennis wall painting project announced

The tennis court walls at the Lana`i 5th Street Courts will be painted from Sept. 13 through Sept. 15, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

 

The mauka-facing portion of the court will be blocked off while the existing tennis cou...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Department of Liquor Control to offer certification exam and classes in September

The Department of Liquor Control will offer its certification exam and class on Sept. 14, 21 and 28, 2021, in Kahului. The exam and class are being offered for employees of liquor establishments who are being required to obtain the card to be employed and...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Amala Place clean-up to begin this month

Today the County of Maui and the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources announced plans for a comprehensive clean-up of public lands surrounding the Kanaha Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and Wailuku-Kahului Wastewater Treatment Plant. The joint ef...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Kualapu`u Recreation Center improvements announced

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that, with ongoing repairs and renovations at the Kualapu`u Recreation Center, the facility’s basketball/volleyball court will be closed from Monday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Dec. 10, 2021,...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Kaunoa Senior Services offering online classes via Zoom in September

Kaunoa Senior Services is offering online classes via Zoom in September for seniors 55 years old and older. Classes include:

  • Stretching at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays
  • Yoga at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • Strength Training at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays
  • Interval Training at 9 a.m. ...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Mayor Victorino issues statement about unapproved COVID treatments in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino issued this statement today in response to recent media coverage about unapproved treatments for COVID-19 in Maui County:

 “I strongly condemn off-label use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and/or the veteri...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

New rules announced for the Ukumehame Firing Range

New rules for the Ukumehame Firing Range have been finalized and certified, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The new rules provide a section that allows for lease agreements at the firing range. Other amendments were updates and housekeepi...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Ha?iku HI-5 Redemption Center Temporarily Closed

Aloha Recycling’s HI-5 Redemption Center located at the County Ha?iku Recycling Center is temporarily closed due to staffing shortages. The Ha?iku facility is scheduled to reopen on Sept. 1.

In the meantime, residents can redeem HI-5 bottles and ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Virtual Public Meetings for Proposed Repairs to Iao Stream

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 18, 2021

 

Virtual Public Meetings for Proposed Repairs to 

Iao Stream Flood Control Project Slated for August 21 & 26

 

The Honolulu District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) w...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Coach Spencer Shiraishi Pool to Close on Saturday

Coach Spencer Shiraishi Pool to Close on Saturday 

Due to a staff shortage, the Coach Spencer Shiraishi Pool in Kahului will be closed on Saturday, August 21, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. 

 

The Coach Spe...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Marci Sato Appointed as Deputy Director of Maui County Department of Parks & Recreation

Mayor Michael Victorino has appointed Marci Sato as Deputy Director of Department of Parks & Recreation for the County of Maui. 

 

Marci joins the Department of Parks and Recreation after serving as the County’s accounting sy...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Maui County Real Property Tax Payment Deadline is August 23

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 12, 2021

 

Maui County Real Property Tax Payment Deadline is August 23 

The deadline for the first installment of Maui County real property tax payments for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 is Monday, August 23...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Public assistance sought for GPS on Bench Marks project

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 11, 2021

 

Public assistance sought for GPS on Bench Marks project

Goal is to find and report GPS coordinates to keep local information up-to-date and accurate 

The County of Maui’s Real Pro...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Vaccination clinic set for Aug. 13 at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku. The clinic is being staffed by Minit Medical Urgent Care. All three vaccines will be administered, subject to availability.

Also, as a remind...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Mayor Victorino Issues statement on Maui County Council’s decision to refer Bill 60 to committee

Mayor Michael Victorino issued a statement today on the Maui County Council’s decision to refer to committee Bill 60, the proposed hotel construction moratorium bill. Mayor Victorino vetoed the bill on July 20, 2021.

“I share the community’s concerns about...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing continues to be available in August

With the recent increase in new COVID-19 cases, free drive-through testing continues to be offered at various times, dates and locations on Maui. The tests are being administered by Minit Medical Urgent Care.

Testing dates and locations through the end of ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Coach Spencer Shiraishi Pool main water line repair announced

Coach Spencer Shiraishi Pool will undergo repairs to a main waterline on August 13, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The Kahului facility will be closed on August 13 and will reopen at 9 a.m. on August 14.

The Department appreciates the pub...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for Aug. 14 in Lahaina

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that Malama Maui Nui will host the next Go Green Recycling event on Saturday, Aug. 14, in Lahaina. 

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Maui County prices $84.74 million in General Obligation Bonds at an All-In borrowing rate of 1.747%

The County of Maui has successfully priced $84.74 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021 at an All-in borrowing rate of 1.747%. This is the County’s lowest rate confirmed back to 2005, based on available data.  The proceeds of...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Ten new Maui County paratransit buses blessed Wednesday

Maui County paratransit bus riders will benefit from 10 new paratransit buses, which were blessed Wednesday and should be on the road within the next two weeks.

“We’re excited that these 10 new buses will be placed into service shortly ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Department of Water Supply announces customer service payment changes

The Department of Water Supply will temporarily close its payment window on the 5th floor of the Kalana O Maui Building for all transactions beginning Wednesday, Aug. 4. All other payment options are still available.

In addition to mail-in payments, drop b...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Department of Housing and Human Concerns seeks grant applications

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns is soliciting grant proposals for the fiscal year 2023-24 funding cycle.

Grant applications may be submitted by all qualified private nonprofit and for-profit organizations providing or planning t...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Lahaina DMVL office closed today because of a staffing shortage

Because of a staffing shortage, the Lahaina office of the County of Maui Department of Finance’s Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing will be closed today. The office is expected to reopen Tuesday with regular hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DM...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2021

Mayor Victorino requests postponement of return to classroom learning

In light of new CDC data showing the Delta variant can spread as easily as Chickenpox, Mayor Michael Victorino is asking the Hawaii Department of Education, Department of Health and the Ige Administration to postpone the return of classroom learning until...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Water conservation urged in South and Central Maui because of extreme drought

The Department of Water Supply is urging customers in South and Central Maui to conserve water because of extreme drought.

Reduced rainfall results in lower recharge of the Maui’s Iao, Waihee and Kahului aquifers and it takes time to rebuild the ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino signs agreements with Expedia and Airbnb to curb illegal TVRs

Today Mayor Michael Victorino announced he has signed agreements with Airbnb and Expedia Group, parent company of short-term rental platform Vrbo. The agreements provide for platform cooperation with Maui County to help facilitate effective enforcement of...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Lahaina Recreation Center Ballfield fencing improvements announced

The Lahaina Recreation Center Little League Ballfield No. 4 will undergo fencing improvements from Aug. 2 through Oct. 31, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The project includes the removal and replacement of the outfield fencing. The affec...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Maui County accepting applications for First-Time Homebuyer's Down Payment Assistance Program

Maui County is accepting applications for its First-Time Home Buyer’s Down Payment Assistance Program, the Department of Housing and Human Concerns announced.

The program was established to assist low- to above-moderate income households. The pro...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Kihei DMVL office closed today; Kahului and Lahaina offices remain open

Because of a staffing shortage, the Kihei office of the County of Maui Department of Finance’s Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing will be closed today. The office is expected to reopen Thursday with regular hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DMV...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Kihei Aquatic Center pool to reopen Thursday, July 29

The Kihei Aquatic Center is scheduled for reopening at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 29, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The department is completing an assessment and any necessary repairs of pool deck light poles at the aquatic center, which ha...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Mayor Victorino announces outlook upgrade by Fitch Global Ratings

Fitch Global Ratings, Moody’s Investor Service and S&P Global Ratings assigned ratings of AA+ (stable outlook), Aa1 (stable outlook), and AA+ (stable outlook), respectively, to Maui County’s General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021, M...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Department of Public Works completes Kihei Sub-Area Transportation Plan

The Department of Public Works has completed work on the Kihei Sub-Area Transportation Plan. The plan can be found online at https://www.mauicounty.gov/556/Engineering-Division.

“This plan sets a course for transportation planning in Kihei, one o...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Mayor Victorino vetoes hotel construction moratorium bill

Mayor Michael Victorino has vetoed Bill 60. The bill seeks to establish a two-year moratorium on building permits for visitor accommodation developments in West and South Maui.

“I share the Maui County Council’s desire to better manage ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Trash pickups rescheduled in Haiku

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup on Wednesday, July 21, in areas of Haiku, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced.

The affected areas are: Kaupakalua Road, West Kuiaha ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Kihei Aquatic Center pool closes for safety assessment of light poles

The Kihei Aquatic Center has been closed due to safety concerns with pool deck light poles, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The pool will reopen after the assessment and any necessary repairs have been completed.

The Department of Parks an...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Kaunoa Senior Services offering online classes via Zoom in August

Kaunoa Senior Services is offering online classes via Zoom in August for seniors 55 years old and older. Classes include:

  • Stretching at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays
  • Yoga at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • Interval Training at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Strength Training at...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Weight limit enforcement reminder for Koukou`ai Bridge, East Maui

The Department of Public Works Engineering Division is reminding drivers of heavy vehicles about weight limits for Koukou`ai Bridge in East Maui.

The bridge’s carrying capacity is 5 tons. The weight limit will be strictly enforced with traffic pe...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

DMVL to open two additional Saturdays, July 17 and July 31, at Maui County Service Center

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing will offer driver’s licensing and other DMVL services by appointment on two additional Saturdays, July 17 and July 31, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Maui County Service Cente...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

New Real Property Long-Term Rental Exemption and Classification to go into effect Jan. 1

The County of Maui Department of Finance’s Real Property Assessment Division is reminding property owners that a new long-term rental classification and exemption have been established as part of the Maui County Code.

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, real...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Trash pickups rescheduled in Paia and Kula

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collections have been rescheduled for pickup on Wednesday, July 14, in areas of Paia and Kula, the County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced.

The affected areas are: Skill Village, Spreck...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool to close for half day on July 12

The Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 12, for pool guard recruitment physical swim testing, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The pool will reopen the same day from noon to 4 p.m.&...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Housing Town Hall announced for South Maui

The Maui County Planning Department will hold a virtual “town hall” meeting to discuss housing on Tuesday, July 13, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. via live stream on the Department’s We Are South Maui Facebook page.

The panel will exp...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Maui DMVL office open by appointment only on Saturday, July 10, at Kahului office

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing will offer driver’s licensing and other DMVL services by appointment on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maui County Service Center office in Kahului. The service a...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Painting project announced for Keopuolani Skate Park Half Pipe

The Keopuolani Skate Park Half Pipe will be closed from Monday, July 12, to Sunday, July 18, for the painting of its platform and stairs, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The half pipe will be closed during the painting project. Other sect...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Parks Department preparing to reopen Maui County gymnasiums

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation is preparing to reopen gymnasium facilities that have been closed for recreational use since March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s great to welcome our residents back in...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Maui County sewer user fee increases

The Department of Environmental Management’s Wastewater Reclamation Division is reminding customers that sewer user fees have increased by an average of 3 percent as of July 1.

The rate increase is necessary to keep the County of Maui’s...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Ukumehame Firing Range to close for repairs and maintenance

The Ukumehame Firing Range will be closed for maintenance and repairs from July 12-16 and from July 19-23, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The facility will be open the weekend of July 17-18.

The Department of Parks and Recreation appreci...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Mayor Victorino comments on Legislature's override of Gov. Ige's veto of HB862

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement today regarding the override of Governor Ige’s veto of HB862 by state lawmakers:

“The Legislature’s action didn’t surprise me. It’s a mix o...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Mayor Victorino to reserve additional water source allocation for affordable housing

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino today announced his decision to reserve the balance of available water recently allocated to the County’s Department of Water by the Hawai‘i Commission on Water Resource Management to develop afforda...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Lanai Gym Building improvements underway

The Lanai Gym Building improvement project is under construction and expected to continue through June 1, 2022, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The project includes roof replacement, wood repairs, lead paint abatement, and painting. &...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Commission on Water Resource Management grants new water use permit to Maui County

The Commission on Water Resource Management recently issued its decision and order that grants the County of Maui’s Department of Water Supply with an existing use permit for 1.784 million gallons of water per day and a new use permit for 1.416 ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Fence painting project to temporarily close War Memorial Tennis Courts 1 & 2

A perimeter fence painting project will close War Memorial Tennis Courts 1 & 2 from Monday, July 19, to Friday, July 23, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

War Memorial Tennis Courts 3 & 4 will remain open during the project.

Te...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

41 abandoned vehicles being removed from Amala Place roadsides

The Maui Police Department and Maui County’s Department of Environmental Management’s Environmental Protection & Sustainability Division have joined forces to remove 41 abandoned vehicles from Amala Place roadsides near Kanaha Pond...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Residential refuse bills can now be paid online

The Department of Environmental Management's Solid Waste Division announces that semi-annual residential refuse invoices will be mailed on June 30.

The invoices are for the service period from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. Payments are due on...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Mayor Victorino working to mitigate Hana Highway traffic congestion, illegal parking

At his briefing today, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino detailed mitigation efforts to relieve traffic congestion and illegal parking that have coincided with the recent return of tourism to the island of Maui.

“I understand the anger and frus...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Tree maintenance set next week for property adjacent to Waiehu Golf Course Driving Range

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announces the temporary closure next week of driveway access along the Waiehu Golf Course Driving Range leading to Waihee Beach Park.

Tree maintenance for privately owned property adjacent to the golf c...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Stage 1 water shortage declared for Upcountry Maui

A Stage 1 water shortage declaration will take effect July 2, 2021, due to dry conditions and high water use Upcountry. Beginning July 2, the department is prohibiting Upcountry water consumers from using water for irrigation, watering lawns, washing vehi...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Kahului Playground closed, effective immediately

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the closure of the Kahului Park Playground due to the deterioration of the play features, resulting in safety concerns.

The Department of Parks and Recreation apologizes for any inconvenience...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Mayor Victorino signs but raises questions about Fiscal 2022 Budget Bill

Earlier today Mayor Michael Victorino signed, but raised questions about the Fiscal 2022 Budget Bill passed by the Maui County Council. He also returned, unsigned, a bill for pay raises in the Office of Council Services.

The Maui County Council’s...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Maui County pool phone reservations to end

Public use of all County of Maui pools will no longer require a phone reservation, beginning Thursday, July 1, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The current phone reservation system was put in place last year because of COVID-19 health and...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

More than 250 Maui County households helped with rental and utility assistance

More than 250 households are receiving help from Maui County’s Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program. Residents have received more than $675,000 to make overdue rent and utility payments.

“Those who think they might be eligibl...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Mayor Victorino comments on Gov. Ige's appointment of Lynn DeCoite to the state Senate

Today Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino commented on Governor Ige’s appointment of State Rep. Lynn DeCoite, (D, Lanai-Molokai-Paia-Hana) to fill the vacant Senate seat of former Sen. J. Kalani English, who resigned due to complication...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Training Ship Golden Bear to visit Lahaina and Lanai on Sunday, June 20

The Office of the Mayor has been informed that the Golden Bear, a training ship with the California State University Maritime Academy, will drop anchor off of Lahaina on Sunday morning.

“We want our residents to know the Golden Bear is not a crui...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Volunteer Workday announced for Kalakupua Playground

The Haiku Community Association will host a volunteer workday event from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at the Kalakupua Playground, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The playground will be closed during the project.

The playground ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Renovations ongoing at Pukalani DMVL office; Self-service kiosk opens at Pukalani Foodland

The Department of Finance’s Division of Motor Vehicle and Licensing reminds the public that its Pukalani office remains closed for renovations. However, a self-service kiosk has opened at the Pukalani Foodland for motor vehicle registrations.

The...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Go Green Recycling event set for June 19 in Lahaina

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that Malama Maui Nui will host the next Go Green Recycling event on Saturday, June 19, in Lahaina.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 19, 2021, ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Online public hearing set June 23 for proposed rules for concession operations

The public is invited to provide input on proposed rules for concession operations during an online public hearing set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

To watch the hearing or provide video input, us...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Department of Water Supply urges water conservation

West Maui residents and businesses served by the County of Maui Department of Water Supply are reminded to voluntarily conserve water while the Mahinahina Water Treatment Facility undergoes upgrades. The facility is expected to be back online no later tha...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Development Services Administration Wailuku Office moving to new Maui County Service Center

The Department of Public Works Development Services Administration will be relocating from its current office at 250 South High Street in Wailuku to the new Maui County Service Center at 110 Ala`ihi St., Suite 214, in Kahului. The DSA Wailuku Office servi...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Department of Liquor Control to offer certification exam and classes June 18 and 24

The Department of Liquor Control will offer its certification exam and class on June 18 and 24, 2021, in Kahului. The exam and class are being offered for first-time employees of liquor establishments who are being required to obtain the card to be employ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Voluntary water conservation requested of Upcountry residents

The Department of Water Supply is requesting that Upcountry Maui consumers voluntarily conserve water to reduce consumption. This request comes after recent high water use Upcountry, in addition to a reduction of water supply at the Wailoa Ditch, which su...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Satoki Yamamoto Track open hours extended

Residents who enjoy exercise at the Satoki Yamamoto Track at War Memorial Stadium will have more time walk or jog there beginning Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

As of June 15, the track will be open for running an...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Maui Bus route and fare changes announced

Beginning Thursday, July 1, a $25 fixed route reduced monthly bus pass will be available for purchase by Maui Bus riders who are seniors (55 and older), paratransit eligible and persons with certified disability fixed route cards, Medicare cardholders and...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Waiale Road repairs announced: Road closures set for Saturday, June 5

Portions of Waiale Road in Wailuku will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, for work on a road repair and resurfacing project, the Department of Public Works Highways Division announced.

The closure will affect Waiale Road south of Kaohu S...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Haiku water project announced for late Thursday, June 3, through early Friday, June 4

The Department of Water Supply replace a standpipe in Haiku near the Pauwela Cannery late Thursday night and early Friday morning.

A lane of Kokomo Road will be closed from Ala Olu Place to Haiku Road from 9 p.m. June 3 to 5 a.m. June 4, 2021. Following si...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Kihei Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing reopens

The Kihei Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing has reopened after the office’s air-conditioning was repaired, the Department of Finance announced.

The Lahaina DMVL office is closed today, June 1, because of staffing constraints. The office w...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Maui County Charter Commission seeks input from West Maui and Lana‘i communities

The Maui County Charter Commission is seeking input from members of the West Maui and Lana’i communities at its next scheduled virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021.

The Charter Commission is formed every 10 years to study and review t...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Youth swim meets set to restart at Maui County Pools

Maui Age Group Swimming Association youth swim meets will be returning to Maui County pool facilities on a gradual, staggered schedule. As a result, the following pool facilities will be unavailable for general public use on the following dates:

  • Kihei Aqua...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

County of Maui earns 2021 national achievement award for its COVID-19 testing programs

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Maui County’s work to protect residents from COVID-19 by honoring it with an Achievement Award in the Health Category for its Community-Based COVID-19 Testing Programs. The award highlig...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Mayor Victorino issues statement about proposed restaurant and bar occupancy limits

Gov. David Ige has informed Mayor Michael Victorino that the governor has denied the mayor’s request to increase occupancy limits to 75 percent as part of an easing of COVID-19 restrictions on business establishments.

The governor said he preferr...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Mayor Victorino comments on termination of ‘Ohana by Hawaiian air service to Lana‘i and Moloka‘i

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today after learning of Hawaiian Airlines’ decision not to reinstate ‘Ohana by Hawaiian passenger and cargo services for Molokai and Lanai:

&...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Kihei Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing closed temporarily

The Kihei Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing is closed until notice because the office’s air-conditioning is not functioning and needs repairs, the Department of Finance announced. 

Repairs are not anticipated until next week. The...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Kaunoa Senior Services seeks volunteers for its Meals on Wheels Program

Kaunoa Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels Program is seeking volunteers to help deliver fresh meals directly to the homes of qualified seniors. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. 

Candidates must be able to sa...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Briefing set on May 28 for nonprofit applicants for federal public assistance for storm damage

A briefing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. May 28 for eligible Maui County private nonprofits that are seeking federal assistance for structural damage sustained during severe storms from March 8-18, 2021.

Private nonprofits with 501(c) (3) status and other ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Mayor Victorino offers sneak peak of Gov. Ige's Tuesday press conference

Mayor Michael Victorino recommends Maui County residents watch Governor David Ige’s press conference at 1:30 pm, tomorrow, May 25 to learn about imminent changes to state emergency rules related to youth ocean sports and mask-wearing. 

&...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Online public hearing scheduled for proposed rules for firing range at Ukumehame, Maui

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation has scheduled an online public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2021, to consider proposed amendments of the Maui County Code for the use and operation of the Maui Firing Range at Ukumehame.

To w...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Employment application deadline extended for Maui County's PALS Keiki Kare program

The application deadline for employment with the County of Maui PALS Keiki Kare Program has been extended to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021. 

The Keiki Kare Program is continuing to look for motivated and creative individuals to help care for k...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Climate Change Town Hall announced for South Maui

The Maui County Planning Department will hold a virtual climate change “town hall” meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3, via live stream on the department’s We Are South Maui Facebook page. This town hall is an opport...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Recycling Grant Program applications solicited for fiscal year 2022

The County of Maui Environmental Protection & Sustainability Division is soliciting grant applications and proposals from the County’s Recycling Grant Program for fiscal year 2022.

Approximately $239,500 is available in the next fiscal year, ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Kaunoa Senior Services offering online classes via Zoom in June

Kaunoa Senior Services is offering online classes via Zoom in June for seniors 55 years old and older. Classes include:

  • Stretching at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays
  • Yoga at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • Interval Training at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Strength Training at 1...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Successful program audit helps Maui County consumers maintain low flood insurance rates

Maui County consumers will continue to receive a 15 percent discount on flood insurance policies in federally defined special flood hazard areas after the Maui County Planning Department successfully completed a rigorous audit of the county’s co...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Mayor Victorino seeks to acquire Waiale lands for historic cultural preserve

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino is proposing to amend the authorization of Maui County bonds to include the acquisition of approximately 545 acres in the Waiale area of Wailuku. 

The administration is negotiating a purchase from A&B Proper...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Proof of vaccination required for exemption from post-arrival testing

As a reminder for trans-Pacific travelers to Maui, fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from Maui County’s post-arrival testing requirement, but they are required to provide documentation as proof. That documentation is either an original CDC v...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

New Real Property Long-Term Rental exemption and classification to go into effect Jan. 1

A new long-term rental classification and exemption have been established as part of the Maui County Code, the County of Maui Department of Finance’s Real Property Assessment Division has announced.

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, real property occupied ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Family Swim launches June 1 at Maui County pools

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announces the beginning of Family Swim at all Maui County pools starting June 1, 2021.

With Family Swim, there will be designated areas within pool lanes for families of two to five household members. A...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Applicants sought for Maui County PALS Keiki Care Summer Program

The County of Maui PALS Keiki Kare Program is continuing to look for motivated and creative individuals to help care for keiki of Maui County.  The PALS Keiki Kare Program needs people who love working with children and who can help to provide a ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Kalana O Maui Building to be lit in honor of National Emergency Medical Services Week

Mayor Michael Victorino has directed that the Kalana O Maui Building be lit in light blue tonight, Wednesday and Thursday in honor of National Emergency Medical Services Week, May 16-22.

“Our Kalana O Maui Building will be lit with light blue lig...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2021

President Biden awards federal funds to Maui County for March flooding

President Joe Biden Jr. has approved federal disaster assistance for Maui County following the severe storms, flooding and landslides that occurred from March 8 to 18, 2021. His presidential disaster declaration will provide 75 percent federal funding for...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Mayor Victorino comments on new CDC face mask guidance

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement in response to new mask guidance, announced earlier today, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for those who have been fully vaccinated. 

“Hawaii&am...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Reminder: Maui County DMVL open for appointments first and third Saturdays of the month

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing is offering driver’s licensing and other DMVL services temporarily on the first and third Saturdays each month. The service is being provided to assist customers who have found it diffi...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Vaccination clinics set for Upcountry and West Maui locations

Minit Medical Urgent Care will administer vaccines in clinics on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday at locations in Upcountry and West Maui. Anyone 12 or older will be accepted. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or have a signed consent...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Kalana O Maui Building to be lit in blue in honor of Police Week

In honor of Police Week May 9-15, Mayor Michael Victorino has directed the Kalana O Maui Building to be lit in blue tonight, Thursday and Friday.

“The men and women of the Maui Police Department stand in watch over our residents, risking their li...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Mayor Victorino expresses condolences to family and fans of Colt Brennan

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement after learning about the unexpected death of Colt Brennan at the age of 37:

“Joycelyn and I were very sad to hear about the untimely death of Hawaii sports star Colt Brennan. &a...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2021

2021 PALS Keiki Kare Summer Program announced

Online registration will begin on Sunday, May 16, 2021, for the 2021 PALS Keiki Kare Summer Program, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The program will provide working families with essential summertime child care and help strengthen family...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Mayor Victorino announces launch of Maui County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Mayor Victorino announced today that the federally funded Maui County Emergency Rental Assistance Program will start accepting online applications today from Maui County households.

“We want to help both tenants and landlords who are struggling f...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for May 15 in Lahaina

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that the Malama Maui Nui will host the next Go Green Recycling event on Saturday, May 15, in Lahaina.

 

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Ma...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Maui County Council's decision to file Bill 10

Mayor Michael Victorino issued a statement on today’s decision by the Maui County Council to file Bill 10. The bill would have delayed affordable housing project approvals and decreased the availability of workforce housing at the taxpayers&...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Update: South Maui water distribution system recovering from water outage on Thursday

The Department of Water Supply reported water service disruptions in Wailea related to Thursday's water outage in central Kihei.

For several hours yesterday, customers in central Kihei were without water service because of an early morning water m...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Update: Department of Water Supply restores water service in Kihei

The Department of Water Supply reported Thursday afternoon that water service has been restored to central Kihei customers after a mainline break led to a service outage in the early morning hours of May 6.

Affected waterlines were being flushed Thursday a...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Department of Water Supply reports water mainline break in Kihei

A mainline break occurred during the early hours of May 6, causing a water service outage of at least 10 hours in Kihei from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today, the Department of Water Supply announced.

The break occurred on Auhana Road and involves a 30-inch tr...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Maui County accepting Fall 2021 Season Tri-Annual Permit applications until Friday, May 7

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for Fall 2021 Tri-Annual Permits until Friday, May 7, 2021, for leagues and recreational programs. Permit applications are limited to those for use of pools, fields, and tenni...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Deadline for liquor license renewal applications extended to June 30, 2021

The deadline for liquor license renewal applications for the 2021-2022 fiscal year has been extended to 4:30 p.m. June 30, 2021, the Department of Liquor Control announced.

The department encourages licensees to file renewal applications and complete the r...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

MPD training set for War Memorial Stadium and Satoki Yamamoto Track and Field Facility

The Maui Police Department will hold personnel training sessions at the War Memorial Football Stadium and Satoki Yamamoto Track and Field Facility for three hours in the morning on various dates this year.

The facilities will be unavailable to the public f...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Maui County post-arrival COVID-19 testing goes smoothly in 'soft launch' at Kahului Airport

Hundreds of trans-Pacific travelers underwent rapid COVID-19 testing at Kahului Airport today. Maui County’s new post-arrival testing program debuted in a successful soft-launch for unvaccinated passengers arriving at Kahului Airport from the co...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Baldwin High and Maui High school graduations set for May 21-22 at War Memorial Complex

War Memorial Complex facilities will be closed to the general public on May 21 and May 22 for graduation ceremonies hosted by Baldwin and Maui high schools, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The following facilities will be unavailable from...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Mayor Michael Victorino Takes Action on Unkempt Private Parcel Adjacent to Kahului Harbor

After months of discussions with a local landowner to clean up a privately-owned parcel  near Kahului Harbor, Mayor Michael Victorino’s administration has taken definitive action.

Inspectors  recently visited the parcel on Kahul...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Business Resource Center, Maui American Job Center relocating to Maui County Service Center

The Maui County Business Resource Center and Maui American Job Center will be moving from the Maui Mall in Kahului to the new Maui County Service Center located at 110 ‘Ala‘ihi St., Room 209, Kahului, on May 3. All services are expecte...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Maui County Charter Commission seeks input from Hamakua, East Maui and Kahikinui communities

The Maui County Charter Commission is seeking input from members of the Hamakua, East Maui and Kahikinui communities at its next scheduled virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021.

The Charter Commission is formed every 10 years to study and review ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Reminder: Maui DMVL office will be open two Saturdays each month, beginning May 1

Customers who need driver’s licensing renewals or other Division of Motor Vehicle and Licensing assistance may get service by appointment only on two Saturdays each month, beginning May 1.

The temporary service will be available on the first and ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Mayor Victorino expresses gratitude to State Senator J. Kalani English on his retirement

Mayor Michael Victorino today issued a statement about the retirement of State Senator J. Kalani English.

“Following today’s announcement about the unexpected retirement of State Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English, I want to publi...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Mayor Michael Victorino to Pursue TAT Tax to Help Mitigate Tourism Impacts to Maui County

Earlier this week, state legislators approved a measure that would take Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) revenues away from Counties, but allow them to make up for lost funding with an additional tax surcharge of up to 3% to be added to the existing 10....

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

County of Maui announces Wailuku Town Municipal Parking Lot closure starting May 3

The County of Maui Department of Management announces the closure of the Municipal Parking Lot in Wailuku due to construction of the new four-level parking structure starting May 3, 2021. A list of parking areas and free shuttle transportation to/from Wai...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Department of Liquor Control Office to move to new Maui County Service Center

The County of Maui Department of Liquor Control Wailuku Office will be moving from 2145 Kaohu Street, Room 105, Wailuku, to the new Maui County Service Center located at 110 ‘Ala‘ihi St., Room 212, Kahului, on May 13 and 14, 2021.

The D...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Update: Hana Park Basketball and Tennis Courts will remain open during improvement project

The first phase of the Hana Park Basketball and Tennis Courts improvement project will begin on May 3, 2021, with the courts remaining open throughout the project set for completion by Aug. 30, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

Howeve...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Maui County Department of Transportation to move to new Maui County Service Center

The County of Maui, Department of Transportation, will move from 2145 Kaohu Street, Room 102, in Wailuku, to the new Maui County Service Center at 110 Ala`ihi St., Suite 210, in Kahului.

The Transportation Department office will be closed due to office rel...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Kaunoa Senior Services offering online classes via Zoom in May

Kaunoa Senior Services is offering online classes via Zoom in May for seniors 55 years old and older. Classes include:

  • Stretching at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays
  • Yoga at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • Interval Training at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Weights and Bands at 11...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Maui County DSA Kahului Office to move to new Maui County Service Center

The County of Maui, Department of Public Works, Development Services Administration, Kahului Office, will move from 86 Kamehameha Avenue, Kahului, to the new Maui County Service Center at 110 Ala`ihi St., Suite 203, in Kahului.

The DSA Kahului office will ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Waiale Road repairs announced for May 1 and May 15

Portions of Waiale Road in Wailuku will be closed on two Saturdays – May 1 and 15 – as part of a road repair and resurfacing project, the Department of Public Works Highways Division announced.

On Saturday, May 1, Waiale Road will be cl...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Temporary closure announced for parking lot at the Wells Park Tennis Complex

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will temporarily close the Market Street parking lot of the Wells Park Tennis Complex on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

The current lessee, Maui Ki Aikido, will be completing necessary painting of its build...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Mayor Victorino expresses support for beginning of vaccine exemption for interisland travel

Mayor Michael Victorino thanked Gov. David Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, his fellow mayors and other state partners for a collaborative effort that led to today’s announcement that individuals who have been fully vaccinated in the State of Hawaii wi...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Mayor Victorino vetoes Bill 10

Yesterday Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino submitted his opposition to Bill 10 out of his deep concern for County residents who urgently need housing.

“I certainly appreciate the Maui County Council’s good intentions behind this legi...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Volunteer heroes nominations announced

In honor of National Volunteer Week 2021, April 18-24, the County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Volunteer Center is announcing nominees for the center’s annual Volunteer Heroes Celebration of Service awards.

Voluntee...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Hana Park Basketball and Tennis Courts improvement project announced

A project to remove and replace sports lighting at basketball and tennis courts in Hana Park will require the closure of the courts from May 3 through August 3, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced today.

The contractor for the Hana Park ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Online Public Informational Meeting Scheduled for Moloka`i Digital Zoning Map

The County of Maui Department of Planning has scheduled an online public informational meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, on the proposed digital zoning map for the island of Moloka`i.

To watch the meeting or provide video input, use meeting li...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

County of Maui to accept Fall 2021 Season Tri-Annual Permits May 1-7

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will accept applications for Fall 2021 Tri-Annual Permits from May 1 through May 7, 2021, for leagues and recreational programs. Permit applications are limited to those for use of pools, fields, and t...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

DMVL to open on two Saturdays each month, beginning May 1

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing will offer driver’s licensing and other DMV services temporarily on the first and third Saturdays each month, beginning May 1, to assist customers who have found it difficult to visit D...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Virtual and Drive-Thru Job Fairs ready to help job seekers on April 20

Virtual and drive-through events are set for Tuesday, April 20, to bring together employers and prospective employees.

“These online and drive-through events should make job searches easier and more convenient as our residents start on their road...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Vaccination clinics set to administer Moderna doses

Vaccination clinics are ongoing this month to provide people 18 and older with Moderna vaccines, Mayor Michael Victorino announced.

The first clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Lahaina Civic Center. The vaccine doses wi...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Transportation Town Hall announced for South Maui

The Maui County Planning Department announced today that it will hold a virtual transportation town hall on Tuesday, April 27, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. via live stream on the Department’s We Are South Maui Facebook page.

This town hall is an opportuni...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Department of Liquor Control to offer certification exam and classes April 21, 2021, in Lahaina

The Department of Liquor Control will offer its certification exam and class on April 21, 2021, in Lahaina. The exam and class are being offered for first-time employees of liquor establishments who are being required to obtain the card to be employed and...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Submissions sought for Dream Big for South Maui Project

The County of Maui Department of Planning is seeking submissions for the Dream Big for South Maui project.

The project aims to gather ideas from the keiki of South Maui about how they envision their community’s future. It is part of a larger effo...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Next phase of Vision Workshops announced for South Maui

The second phase of vision workshops is being launched for the South Maui Community Plan update, the Maui County Planning Department announced today.

The South Maui community is encouraged to participate in this online workshop to help shape what South Mau...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Mayor Victorino expresses sympathy and loss following the death of Kalepa Baybayan

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today expressing sympathy following the recent passing of Kalepa Chad Baybayan. 

“Joycelyn and I wish to express our deepest sympathy following the recent passing of Kalepa Baybayan. His unt...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Mayor Victorino expresses condolences to Councilmember Tasha Kama

“Joycelyn and I are saddened to hear that Councilmember Tasha Kama’s beloved husband David passed away on Friday and their daughter Davelyn joined him on Sunday. On behalf of the people of Maui County, we extend our deepest sympathy an...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Trash collection delayed in Kula

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collection was delayed today in Kula, the Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash will be collected for affected residents on Thursday, April 8, 2021. 

Affected areas include Hapapa Ro...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information consolidated on www.mauinuistrong.info

The Hawaii Department of Health has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to those 16 years old and above. Those aged 16 and 17 may receive the Pfizer vaccine only because it is the sole vaccine currently approved for that age group. Those 18 yea...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Free Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing set for Monday, April 5 in Hana

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing will be available for Hana residents on Monday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park, Mayor Michael Victorino announced. 

All participants must pre-register by visiting www.minitmed.com/...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Mayor Victorino presents fiscal 2022 budget proposal

Mayor Michael Victorino presented his administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget to members of the Maui County Council today, proposing to ease the financial burden on taxpayers while continuing to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

“Our lon...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Maui County to assist with registrations for COVID-19 vaccinations

Staff from the Office of the Mayor will provide assistance to kupuna and others who need help registering for vaccines from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2021, at the Binhi At Ani Filipino Community Center at 780 Onehee Ave. in Kahului.

Individuals will be...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Kaupakalua Road closure announced for repaving project on March 27

A portion of Kaupakalua Road in Haiku will be closed to traffic on Saturday, March 27, 2021, for pavement reconstruction work, the Department of Public Works announced. The road closure is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The full road closure will affect K...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Mayor Victorino releases statement on high school graduation rumor

Today the Office of the Mayor received multiple phone calls and emails from parents expressing concerns about rumors that the County of Maui will prohibit parents from attending high school commencement ceremonies planned for War Memorial Stadium. In resp...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Free online Fair Housing training seminars set for April

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns announces a series of free online training seminars on fair housing in April.

“More Than Just Words” is the theme of this year’s seminars. Each session will focus on ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Temporary waiver of Central Maui Landfill tipping fees extended two weeks to April 2, 2021

Mayor Michael Victorino has extended to April 2, 2021, a temporary waiver for non-billed landfill drop off for Haiku residents with accumulated mixed debris from recent flooding in Haiku.

“We extended the fee waiver to give our residents more tim...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Mayor Victorino, U.S. Rep. Kahele inspect Haiku flood areas

Mayor Michael Victorino led an inspection of Haiku flood areas with U.S. Representative Kaiali`i “Kai” Kahele to understand the magnitude of the disaster, assess the damage and speak with residents affected by the flooding. 

Th...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

West Maui residents, businesses asked to conserve water

West Maui residents and businesses are being asked to curb domestic water use after recent heavy rainfall brought muddy water to the Mahinahina and Lahaina water treatment facilities and forced the closure of water intake systems, the Department of Water ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Planning expert to speak at Ka`ahumanu Avenue Community Corridor Virtual Town Hall on March 31

Jeff Speck, international expert in planning walkable, bikable communities, will be the featured speaker during a Kaahumanu Community Corridor Virtual Town Hall meeting slated for 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Wednesday, March 31. Visit www.kaahumanucommunitycorridor....

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

County awards more than $775,000 for feral animal management in Maui County

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns has awarded six grants to assess and manage feral animal populations, including axis deer, throughout Maui County. 

 

“Maui County’s axis deer population has b...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Water valve replacement project announced for West Maui

A mainline valve replacement project will affect water service for seven hours in West Maui from 7 p.m. Monday, March 15, to 2 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, the Department of Water Supply announced.

The project will affect customers from 3615 Lower Honoapiilani ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Mayor Victorino authorizes temporary waiver of Central Maui Landfill fees for flood debris

Mayor Michael Victorino has authorized temporary, non-billed landfill drop off for Haiku residents with accumulated mixed debris from the Kaupakalua Dam overflow and recent flooding makai of Kaupakalua Road, the Department of Environmental Management anno...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Nominations open for volunteer heroes

Nominations are being accepted for recognition of outstanding community volunteers, the County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Volunteer Center announced. The center will hold its annual Volunteer Heroes Celebration of Service ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2021

New Real Property Long-Term Rental exemption and classification to go into effect

The County of Maui Department of Finance’s Real Property Assessment Division announced today that a new long-term rental classification and exemption have been established as part of the Maui County Code.

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, real property occ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Office of the Mayor Budget Office receives prestigious budget presentation award

The Office of the Mayor Budget Office has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

The award represents a significant achievement by the County of Maui’s Budget Office, led by Budge...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Maui flooding update: Damage assessments continue

Mayor Michael Victorino returned to the site of yesterday’s flooding in Haiku to meet with officials from the State Department of Land & Natural Resources and to assess damage. Some surveys were delayed because ongoing poor weather condition...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Trash collection delayed in Haiku areas

Flooding and heavy rains delayed collection of trash in areas of Haiku this morning, the Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash will be collected for affected residents on Wednesday, March 10.

Affected areas include Haiku Road, East and We...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Maui flooding update: Damage assessments ongoing

Flood waters destroyed Peahi Bridge and heavily damaged Kaupakalua Bridge in Haiku, Mayor Michael Victorino said. At least a half dozen homes were heavily damaged or destroyed.

“This has been unprecedented flooding, and we will be making damage a...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Flooding evacuees advised not to return until safe

Maui County advises those who evacuated from their homes to escape flooding Monday in Haiku not to return to the area until it is safe to do so.

Evacuation shelters remain open at: 

  • Paia Community Center, 252 Hana Highway
  • Hana High School, 4111 Hana...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Maui flooding update: Hana Highway reopens; Mayor Victorino surveys area impacted by flooding

Hana Highway reopened this evening after flooding closed the roadway from Peahi Road to Keanae. Motorists are asked to exercise extreme caution on the roadway and watch out for debris and possible landslides.

Kaupakalua Road is closed, and other nearby roa...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Evacuations ordered in Haiku

Evacuations have been ordered for everyone downstream of Kaupakalua Dam in Haiku.

Heavy rains have led to the dam cresting.

Evacuation shelters are being opened at the Paia Community Center and Hana High School.

People need to stay away from the area.

More in...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Mayor Victorino thanks Governor Ige for additional Vaccine Support for Maui

Today Mayor Michael Victorino announced that his talks with Governor Ige have resulted in a commitment for enhanced support for supplemental vaccines for the County of Maui.

“On behalf of the people of Maui County, I want to mahalo Governor Ige, ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Second phase announced for Hanakao`o Beach parking improvements project

The second phase of the Hanakao`o Beach Park parking improvements project will begin March 22, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The park will be open to pedestrians, but closed to vehicles from March 22 through June 30.

The beach sidewalk ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Mayor Victorino releases statement on Hawaii tsunami watch

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a Tsunami Watch for the Hawaiian Islands following a magnitude 8.1 earthquake reported at 9:28 am (HST) in the Kermadec Islands region northeast of New Zealand.

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino issued the follow...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Mayor Victorino announces Virtual State of the County Address

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that his third State of the County Address will televised at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, on Akaku cable Channel 55 or online at www.akaku.org.

“This will be Maui County’s first-ever virtual State ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Virtual information session scheduled for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

A virtual event sponsored by the Immigrant Services Division will provide information on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 24, 2021, the Department of Housing and Human Services announced.

The Deferred Action for...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Central Maui traffic signal upgrades scheduled for March 10, 2021

Five traffic signals in Central Maui will be upgraded on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, beginning at 9 p.m., the Department of Public Works Highways Division announced.

The following intersections will be affected: 

  • Waiale Road and Kuikahi Drive
  • Lower M...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

2021 Real Property Assessment Notices to be sent to property owners

The County of Maui Real Property Assessment Division announced today that 2021 real property assessment notices will be delivered via mail to property owners on or before March 15, 2021. The real property assessment notice will show the taxable value of ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2021

Mayor Victorino clarifies today's reported COVID-19 case count for Maui County

Today the Hawaii Department of Health reported 44 new cases of COVID-19 in Maui County. DOH reports 19 cases are from the Maui Community Correctional Center cluster, nine cases attributed to a Pacific Islander cluster and seven resulting from a bar and re...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Puamana Beach Park to remain closed indefinitely

Puamana Beach Park will remain closed indefinitely due to erosion safety concerns and to protect exposed Hawaiian burials, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The Department apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause the community.

For mo...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mayor supports DOE approval of public school graduation ceremonies

The State Department of Education announced yesterday approval of outdoor in-person commencement exercises this spring for public schools.  Specific health guidelines such as limiting attendance and mandatory mask wearing are required.

In response...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mechanical problems lead to trash collection delay in Haiku areas

Mechanical problems delayed collection of trash in Haiku areas this morning, the Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash will be collected for affected residents on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Affected areas include Kaupakalua Road, Ulumalu Road, Pa...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Maui County Office on Aging seeks nominations for Maui County’s Outstanding Older Americans 2021

The Maui County Office on Aging is seeking nominations for Maui County’s 52nd Annual Outstanding Older American Male and Female of Maui County. The recognition program is held each May in conjunction with Older Americans Month to recognize elder...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Department of Parks and Recreation to reopen Kokua Pool on March 1, 2021

The Kokua Pool will reopen for lap swimming beginning March 1, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

Reservations for lap swimming at Kokua Pool will be available Friday, Feb. 26, by calling the pool reservations line at (808) 270-6116. L...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

New Mask Up for Maui County program to boost face mask use

Mayor Michael Victorino today announced Mask Up for Maui County, a new program to increase face mask usage throughout the county. This initiative enlists the help of volunteers to serve as community ambassadors who kindly remind visitors and residents tha...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Water main line break affects water service in Paia

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply reports a water main line break that has affected more than 1,000 customers and 50 businesses, leaving them with little or no water pressure while DWS work crews make repairs.

Repairs are expected to be complet...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Mayor Victorino announces limited reopening of Satoki Yamamoto Track at War Memorial Stadium

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the limited reopening of the Satoki Yamamoto Track at War Memorial Stadium, beginning Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.

The Yamamoto track will be open for running and walking only from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. A...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Blessing ceremony held for new Wailuku parking structure

A blessing ceremony was held on Thursday, February 18, marking the official start of construction for the new Wailuku Parking Structure, which will replace the current Wailuku Municipal Parking Lot. “After decades of planning to revitalize Wailu...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Central Maui Transit Hub

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning to mark the beginning of construction of the County of Maui Department of Transportation Central Maui Transit Hub. The project will be located off of Vevau Street near Kane Street in Kahului and will repl...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Lahaina Civic Center gym roof project announced

Construction will start on Monday, March 1, 2021, on a waterproofing project for the Lahaina Civic Center gym, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. Work is expected to be ongoing through May 30, 2021.

Contractor International Roofing & Bui...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Maui County scores a victory in lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

Today a federal court dealt a blow to fossil fuel companies sued by the County of Maui for costs associated with the impacts of climate change. 

Federal District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson ruled in County of Maui v. Chevron that the fe...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Central Maui District Maintenance Operations Building project announced

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 1, 2021, on the Central Maui District maintenance operations building project, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. Work is expected to be ongoing for a year.

The project includes construction o...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Free Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing set for Thursday, Feb. 18, in Hana

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing will be available for Hana residents on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park, Mayor Michael Victorino announced.

All participants must pre-register by visiting www.minitmed.com/pre-register-maui...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Department of Planning launches new web page for public review of project applications

The Planning Department has launched a web page for public review of project applications pending planning commission review.

The page can be found at https://www.mauicounty.gov/2421/Pending-Applications. A link to the Pending Applications page can be foun...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Mayor Victorino congratulates nominees to the Maui County Charter Commission

Mayor Michael Victorino congratulated nominees to the Maui County Charter Commission after they were recommended for approval Tuesday by the County Council’s Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee.

“This vitally importa...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing announced for Friday, Feb. 12, in Pukalani

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be available in Upcountry Maui on Friday, Feb. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani. Residents need not meet any criteria for the free test, but must pre-register at www.m...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Changes to Maui Bus routes announced

The County of Maui Department of Transportation announced that beginning Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the Maui Bus will implement changes to existing bus routes.

The route changes will be:

  • Kahului Loop #5 and Kahului Reverse Loop #6. A bus stop will be add...
Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Maui County granted $40 million in rent and utilities assistance in federal COVID relief

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino has announced that the County will receive $40 million in federal funds to assist local households, earning 80 percent or below area median income, for relief from delinquent rent and utility bills resulting from the CO...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Kanaha Beach Park third entrance will close on Wednesday due to waterline break; reopening next day

The third entrance to Kanaha Beach Park will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, because of a waterline break, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The entrance is set to reopen the next day, Feb. 4, after repairs are complete...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Revised dates announced for MFD personnel pool training in February

A revised schedule has been announced for Maui Fire Department personnel training sessions at the Coach Soichi Sakamoto and Coach Spencer Shiraishi pools this month, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

Earlier, the Shiraishi pool was schedule...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Pukalani outdoor basketball court improvement project announced

A project to improve the outdoor basketball court at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center Complex will start Feb. 22, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The basketball court will be closed during work by contractor Central Cons...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Reminder: Waiver of County of Maui convenience fees expires Jan. 31, 2021

The County of Maui waiver of credit card convenience fees and transaction fees will end on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.

The waiver of credit card convenience fees was applied to payments for residential trash service, water/sewer bills, and vehicle registration ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Drive-through COVID-19 testing set Feb. 4 in Wailea, Feb. 5 in Haiku

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Shops at Wailea, and on Friday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Haiku Community Center parking lot.

“Ours is the only county to offer free COVID-1...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Molokai residents may exchange tardy holiday vouchers for market gift certificates Feb. 1-2

Molokai residents who received Maui County December holiday vouchers late because of delayed mail delivery may exchange their vouchers for gift certificates on Mon. and Tues, Feb. 1-2, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, at the Mitchell Pauole Center Conference R...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Preliminary studies announced for improvement of East Maui bridges

The County of Maui Department of Public Works, in coordination with the Hawaii Department of Transportation, is beginning preliminary engineering and environmental compliance studies for the improvement of the Waikakoi and South Wailua bridges in East Mau...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Mayor Victorino expresses condolences on the passing of former Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi

My wife Joycelyn and I are heartbroken to learn of the passing of our dear friend Billy Kenoi today. His death leaves a void that will never be filled. Anyone who experienced his intelligence and wit, whether expressed in pidgin, Hawaiian, or perfect Engl...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Puamana Beach Park closed, effective immediately, due to coastal erosion, safety concerns

Puamana Beach Park is closed today, Jan. 26, through Feb. 28, 2021, due to safety concerns caused by coastal erosion, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The Department apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause the community.

For more in...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Mayor Victorino announces First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Michael Kagami

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Michael Kagami has been appointed as First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney.

He will serve under acting Prosecuting Attorney Andrew Martin, wh...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

New Wailuku Pool to close Feb. 9-10 for waterline repairs

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the New Wailuku Pool will be closed Feb. 9 and 10, 2021, for repairs to a damaged waterline. The pool will re-open Feb. 11.

The pool is located near the intersection of South Market Stree...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Mayor Victorino authorizes a 60-day extension of deferral of tax penalty

Mayor Michael Victorino has authorized a 60-day deferral of the 10 percent penalty for Real Property Taxes due on Feb. 20, 2021. Assessment of the penalty will be deferred through April 21, 2021, to help with the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Read on...

Press Releases