Permit Process

The Board of Land and Natural Resources may issue revocable permits to a business entity for the temporary occupancy of state lands on a month-to-month basis by direct negotiation without public auction per HRS 171-55.   

Permits are issued and effective on a month-to-month basis and shall automatically terminate one year from the commencement date or unless any or all terms and conditions have not been met per agreement. 

Permits can be extended for another year upon approval by the Board at the entity’s request.  The Board may at any time increase or decrease the monthly rental with written notice of at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of change of rent.  To be considered eligible the business entity must comply with the minimum, standard permit conditions set by the Board.

The entity must:

  • procure and maintain, at their own cost and expense, in full force and effect throughout the term of the permit, general liability Insurance with an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Hawaii in an amount of at least $1,000,000.00 for each occurrence and $2,000,000.00 aggregate and name the State of Hawaii, DLNR as an additional insured;
  • obtain a current and valid certificate of good standing through the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; and
  • have the means to deposit with the Board an amount equal to two (2) times the monthly rental as a security deposit including the first month’s rent (or 10% of gross sales, whichever is greater) payable on or before the first day of the month the permit will be executed. 

Interested parties are welcome to conduct their own research and inquire about a parcel of land managed under a revocable permit and, at any time, submit a proposal to the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) on condition that they can successfully satisfy all permit conditions.

Revocable permits are issued on a month to month term thus allowing another entity to express interest for the premises and, upon board approval, enter into a revocable permit agreement for said premises.  Issuance of revocable permits do not require an auction to be held. 

If interested in applying for an existing RP, please use the fillable PDF form or print out an application form and submit it via e-mail to or to DOBOR Planning and Development Branch, 4 sand Island Access Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819.

Request for State Lands Application Form – PDF


Current Listing of Permits

  Permittee Holder Location TMK Acreage/Sq Ft. Montly Rent Land Use
1 Cates International, Inc. Keehi (1) 1-2-025:043 6,300 $2,625.00 Staging area, docking of vessel (used for transport to and from open ocean fish farm) and storage of feed in conjunction with fish farming activity located off Ewa Beach. 
10 Hawaiian Parasail, Inc. Ala Wai (1) 2-3-037:012 (por.) 36 $264.26 Construct a 36 sq. foot patio to support the Permittee’s commercial parasail operations.
11 Honolulu Transpac, Ltd. Ala Wai (1) 2-3-037:012 (por.) 699 $775.00 Race support areas/facilities and mooring of vessels for the 2017 Transpac Honolulu Race, a biannual yacht race from California to Hawaii
39 HBM, LLC Ala Wai (1) 2-3-037:020 (por.)   $6,000.00 Equipment storage and moorage of vessels
28 Surf N’ Sea, Inc. Haleiwa (1) 6-2-003:039 5,227 $14,200.00 Hardware/sporting goods store
13 Kaneohe Cultural Foundation  Heeia (1) 4-6-006:072 and 069 (por.) 2,600 $0.00 Gratis Rent pursuant to HRS 200-20. Use of the existing structures/improvements, which include two structures for canoe storage and equipment storage purposes comprising approximately of 2,600 square feet, more or less.
2 DLNR Aquatic Resources Honokohau (3) 7-4-008:003 (por) 7,500 $0.00 Gratis terms. Temporary office trailers, parking, and a perimeter security fence.
5 GKM, Inc. Honokohau (3) 7-4-008:003 (por) 392,040 $7,311.45 Operation of a boat/trailer storage facility and employee parking.
6 Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, Inc. Honokohau (3) 7-4-008:003 (por) 9,975 $1,080.00 Occupy and use a portion of open unpaved land in support of fishing and boating activities, public meetings, tournaments, harbor meetings and continued support of youth groups.
7 Hawaii Island Paddle Sports Association Honokohau (3) 7-4-008:003 (por) 6,000 $673.33 Operate and maintain a Hawaiian style Halau for Permittee’s meetings, storage of solo or duo canoes, kayaks, general equipment and staging area for preparation of race events.
14 Keahole Point Fish, LLC  Honokohau (3) 7-4-008:003 (por) 20,000 $2,046.67 Provide an area for land-based operations in support of an ocean-based aquaculture project.
15 Kona Sailing Club Honokohau (3) 7-4-008:003 (por) 14,196 $1,493.33 Trailered boat storage, sailing related equipment, storage, and boating and ocean safety education and training activities. Clear and grade the additional portion of the Premises.
32 US Dept of the Interior Honokohau (3) 7-4-008:003 (por) 301,827 $0.00 Gratis terms. For management of the existing archaeological features and anchialine ponds.
36 Atlantis Submarines Hawaii, LLC Honokohau (3) 7-4-008:003 (por.) 3,300 $3,000.00 Maritime related activities to support submarine tour operations.
12 Island Ice Company L.L.C. Kahului Boat Ramp (2) 3-7-001:023 (por.) 200 $251.81 Retail operation and an automated ice machine.
35 Horizons Pacific, Inc. Kailua Kona Pier (3) 7-5-006:039 (por.) 63 $3,000.00 Maritime related activities, including concierge service, providing general island information, maps, restaurant guides, charter and tour information, cruise ship itineraries, trolley and bus schedules, affordable beach rental gear, sunscreen, cold refreshments and snacks.
29 Island of Hawaii YMCA Kawaihae South (3) 6-1-003:022 (por.) 6,098 $393.33 For sailing programs, storage purposes, marine education and youth programs.
22 Na Kalai Wa’a Kawaihae South (3) 6-1-003:022 (por.) 22,216 $1,373.33 For vessel storage, general storage, maintenance of improvements, youth programs, educational programs, and affiliated community programs.
8 Hawaii Petroleum, Inc. Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, and Kawaihae North (3) 6-1-003:023, 7-5-006:039, 7-8-012:055 0 $101.40 Dispense fuel via tank truck(s) for Keauhou Boat Harbor, Kailua-Kona Wharf, and Kawaihae Harbor North
16 Lahaina Yacht Club Lahaina (2) 4-5-005:003 (por.) 785 $153.33 Sailing program storage
34 Diamond Parking Lahaina (2) 4-6-001:002 (por.) 18,000 $1,700 plus 30% per month of all revenues collected over $3,000 per month Parking Concession
17 Maalaea Boat & Fishing Club Maalaea (2) 3-6-001:034 (por.) 4,981 $866.67 For operation of a boat and fishing club and management of boat haul-out for self repair dry dock services for the Permittee and the public.
18 Maalaea Charters, Inc. Maalaea (2) 3-6-001:002 (por.) 144 $264.26 Occupy and use space for operation of a commercial charter vessel office for vessel activity sales, and the sales of various outdoor activities.
19 Maui Oil Company, Inc. Maalaea (2) 3-6-001:002 (por.) 0 $105.70 Dispense fuel via tank truck
20 Maui Petroleum, Inc. Maalaea (2) 3-6-001:002 (por.) 0 $101.40 Dispense fuel via tank truck
26 Pacific Biodiesel Logistics, LLC Maalaea (2) 3-6-001:002 (por.) 0 $101.40 Deliver and dispense fuel via tank truck
47 A&K Ventures Mala Wharf (2) 4-5-005:019 18,644 $3,614.00 Landscaping, maintenance and storage of small boats and trailers
30 Trilogy Corporation Manele (2) 4-9-017:006 (por.) 6,100 $330.87 Landscaping and open public space
37 Lanai Resorts dba Pulama Lanai Manele SBH (2) 4-9-017:006 (por.) 28,625 $833.33 Maritime related activities to support the maintenance and use of a floating dock in the Manele Harbor, Lanai
38 Coon Brothers Manele SBH (2) 4-9-017:006 (por.) 5,280 $833.33 Maritime related activities to support the use of the loading dock space and adjoining water colum.
25 Outfitters Kauai, Ltd. Nawiliwili (4) 3-2-003:007 (por.) 3,171 $931.72 Portable storage/office structure, parking, staging of kayaks and approved vessels, and access to Huleia River.
31 True Blue, Inc. Nawiliwili (4) 3-2-003:007 (por.) 1,742 $554.64 Portable storage/office structure, parking, staging of kayaks and approved vessels, and access to Huleia River.
3 Dolphin Excursions Hawaii, Inc. Waianae (1) 8-5-002:051 6,655 $846.67 Sale of ice, sundry items, non-alcoholic beverages, food, incidental marine related items, and cold storage. 
4 Dolphin Excursions Hawaii, Inc. Waianae (1) 8-5-002:044 (por.) 39,640 $3,933.33 Operate a trailer boat storage yard. 
41 Welakahao Catamaran, Inc Waikiki (1) 2-6:seaward n/s $200.00 Catamaran off of Waikiki Waters
42 King Parsons Enterprises, Ltd Waikiki (1) 2-6:seaward n/a $200.00 Catamaran off of Waikiki Waters
43 Kepoikai, Ltd Waikiki (1) 2-6:seaward n/a $200.00 Catamaran off of Waikiki Waters
44 Islands Beach Activities, Inc Waikiki (1) 2-6:seaward n/a $200.00 Catamaran off of Waikiki Waters
45 Anela Kai Catamarans, Inc Waikiki (1) 2-6:seaward n/a $200.00 Catamaran off of Waikiki Waters
46 Woodbridge Inc Waikiki (1) 2-6:seaward n/a $200.00 Catamaran off of Waikiki Waters
48 Honolulu Transpac Race Ala Wai SBH (1) 2-3-037:012 (por.) n/a   Race support areas/facilities and mooring of vessels for the 2017 Transpac Honolulu Race, a biannual yacht race from California to Hawaii
49 ORCA SRL Ala Wai SBH (1) 2-6-010:003,005,016 (por.) 14,300 $5,148.00 Temporary storage of the ocean racing vessel known as “Maserati” in preparation for voyage from Honolulu, HI to Hong Kona, China. Use shall be limited to such storage, haul out and supply, with use of fencing, crane, refuse bins and storage container to be placed periodically within the Premises.