Hawaii County Bill 108 Rules Require STVR Registration by September 2019

May 7, 2019||Legislative Updates: Hawaii County


Owners of Short Term Vacation Rentals (STVRs) have five months to register and pay a $500 registration fee, according to rules adopted last month.

December 8, 2011||Legislative Updates: Hawaii County


HIR CALL TO ACTION: Tell Hawaii County Council to Pass Bill 270 

Hawaii Island REALTORS® (HIR), formerly the Hawaii Island Board of Realtors, sent out this call to action regarding proposed amendments to the Hawaii County Building Code. Read More 

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November 15, 2011||Legislative Updates: Hawaii County


Big Island Land Use Tops Today's West Hawaii Today Headlines 

Three of the four front page headlines in today's West Hawaii Today relate to important land use issues that will directly impact Big Island communities. Read More 

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December 31, 2009||Legislative Updates: Hawaii County, Legislative Updates: State of Hawaii


Year in Review - 2009 Legislation Recap 

Here's a quick recap of three pieces of real-estate related state legislation passed in 2009 that impact our Hawaii community: Solar Water Heater Law: Hawaii has become the first state in the nation to require the installation of solar water heating systems on new single-family homes, as of January 1, 2010.  There are exceptions.  Read more about the solar power legislation. The Clothesline Act: This law prohibits any outright ban on outdoor clotheslines for single-family home owners and townhouse owners.  The purpose of the law is to reduce energy use and dependence on motorized clothes dryers.  Governor Linda Lingle vetoed a similar bill in 2008, but noted that the act that passed this year does allow homeowners associations to enforce reasonable restrictions on the placement of clotheslines.  Read Governor Lingle's statement to the Senate regarding Act 192. Transient Accommodations Tax: A 1% increase... Read More 

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