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Yes. The additional requirements are intended to preserve agricultural lands. State laws require a State Special Permit be approved prior to operating a B&B on land that has a State agricultural land-use designation. Additionally, for County agricultural zoned lands, the new County ordinance requires an annual farm income of $35,000 for the previous two years; or, if the parcel is five acres or less, that a farm plan has been fully implemented; or, that the parcel is on the National or State Register of Historic Places.
With the new law, permits are limited by specified caps in each of the following community plan areas:
Paia-Haiku: 88; effective September 12, 2019, no new bed and breakfast homes abutting the shoreline
West Maui: 88
Note: Molokai and Lanai have no caps established. Each application must be reviewed by that respective island’s planning commission.