Revocable Permits

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 [email protected] or to DOBOR Planning and Development Branch, 4 sand Island Access Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819.

Request for State Lands Application Form – PDF


Appraisal Report – Kauai County Revocable Permits

Appraisal Report – Maui County Revocable Permits

Appraisal Report – Honolulu County Revocable Permits

Appraisal Report – Hawaii County Revocable Permits


This page was last updated on 5/22/24.