Commercial Activities

Effective immediately: With the approval of Governor Ige, Mayor Caldwell closed Oahu beaches to all activities except ocean access effective 8/8/20 at 12:01AM through 9/4/20. No new Wiki Permits will be issued for Oahu and any permits already issued for dates in the closure period are invalid.

Wiki Permits will continue to be issued in other counties subject to COVID-19 restrictions:

  • no group shall exceed 10 persons;
  • group members who are not part of the same household shall comply with social distancing requirements;
  • use of beach limited to 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset;
  • all other restrictions in the Governor’s COVID-19 proclamations and applicable county Mayor’s orders shall be followed.

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.