Commercial Activities


Please be informed that due to COVID-19 concerns, the WIKI PERMIT staff desks will not be in operation from March 18, 2020 to April 30, 2020, with further closures possible. In that regard, regretfully no permit application will be processed, and no email or telephone communication will be responded to during this period. If however one already has a WIKI Permit account, with a valid and current certificate of insurance, you may continue to obtain WIKI PERMITs through the system on your own. Please always observe caution and social distancing at this time. DLNR apologizes for any inconvenience.

The DLNR WIKI PERMIT STAFF wish you much aloha and good health during this time of uncertainty, and we look forward to serving you in the near future.

Wiki Permits for Commercial Activities / Beach Weddings

This process is to be followed by persons/companies desiring a right-of-entry permit for a beach wedding or other commercial activity on unencumbered State shorelines only.  Please note that a few beaches in the State are managed by other government agencies, e.g. the counties.  Applicants are advised to seek authorization for use of those beaches from the appropriate government agency managing those areas. 

  • Persons new to Wiki Permits are asked to first read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for an overview of the process and the questions most frequently asked. 
  • The permitted beach sites are listed in our Wiki Permit Beach Locations.  Along with the application, the applicant is required to submit a Certificate of Liability Insurance (e.g. sample certificate).  
  • For a definition of “commercial activity” and “compensation,” and other related rules see DLNR Amendments to Chapter 13-221, Hawaii Administrative Rules, November 15, 2002, please refer to the following link:
  • Should you still have questions after reading the FAQs, please email [email protected] or call (808) 587-0449.  

Are you already registered to use the Wiki Permits Online Permitting System? 

Department of Land and Natural Resources Land Division
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 220 Honolulu, HI 96813
Attention: Wiki Permits

Alternatively, these forms may also be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to (808) 312-6357.

Hawaii Marriage Equality Act

The Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013 went into effect on Monday, December 2, 2013.