DOFAW Administrative Rules

DOFAW Administrative Rules

The table below provides current Administrative Rules for the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, as authorized by the Hawaii Revised Statutes. The major functions of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife are to be found in Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, “Title 12: Conservation and Resources,” at
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The Division of Forestry and Wildlife occasionally proposes amendments to these rules. To view current proposed draft rules, click here.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources has developed a Civil Resource Violation System to standardize administrative fees and penalties associated with civil violations. Learn more from the DLNR Administrative Proceedings Office’s page on the Civil Resource Violation System.


Chapter 3 Alakai Wilderness Preserve, Island of Kauai
Chapter 104 Activities within forest reserves
Chapter 105 Restricted watersheds
Chapter 106 Tree Farms
Chapter 107 Threatened and endangered plants (note: these regulations do not include a list of threatened and endangered plants. For a list of Hawaii’s T&E plants click here.)
Chapter 109 Forest Stewardship [size: 644Kb]. Forest Stewardship National Standards and Guidelines are here.
Chapter 121 Hunting (general regulations)
Chapter 122

Game bird hunting, field trials and commercial shooting preserves. 
Chapter 123

Game mammal hunting.
Chapter 124 Indigenous Wildlife, Endangered & Threatened Wildlife, Injurious Wildlife, Introduced Wild Birds, and Introduced Wildlife
Chapter 124, Exhibits Lists of indigenous, endangered and threatened wildlife in Hawaii (Exhibits 1-3). Includes a list of introduced wild birds, other than game birds that have become established in Hawaii and a list of injurious species of wildlife in Hawaii (Exhibits 4 & 5).
Chapter 125 Wildlife sanctuaries (Repealed)
Chapter 126 Wildlife sanctuaries
Chapter 130 Trail and Access program (Na Ala Hele Program).
Chapter 140 Legacy Land Conservation Program
Chapter 208 Natural Area Reserves System (NARS) Commission.
Chapter 209 Activities within Natural Area Reserves. Includes permitted activities, prohibited activities, and special use permits, and penalties.
Chapter 210 Application, Approval, and Administration of the Natural Area Partnership Program.


The Department of Land and Natural Resources receives financial support under the Federal Aid in Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration and other federal programs. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the laws of the State of Hawaii, the U.S. Department of Interior and the State of Hawaii prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility, or if you desire information, please write to: Affirmative Action Officer, Personnel Office, Department of Land and Natural Resources, 1151 Punchbowl Street, Rm. 231, Honolulu, HI 96813, or the Federal agency supporting the program.