Aloha from the Hawaiʻi State Historic Preservation Division
SHPD is comprised of three branches, Architecture, Archaeology, and History & Culture, and together they collectively strive to preserve and protect Hawaiʻi’s historic identity. In Hawaiʻi, looking back is an integral part of going forward. SHPD is a part of ensuring that Hawaiʻi’s treasured past is here for future generations to appreciate and learn from.
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- COVID-19 NOTICE
IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE:
As part of the State’s efforts to limit transmission of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Hawaiʻi State Historic Preservation Division’s (SHPD) offices are closed to the public until further notice. Communications with SHPD must be done electronically via the Hawaii Cultural Resource Information System (HICRIS).
To report the inadvertent discovery of a burial site call.
On Kaua`i please call: (808) 896-0475
On Hawai`i Island please call: (808) 430-5709
On Maui please call: (808) 436-6518
On O`ahu please call: (808) 436-4801
Please visit the SHPD website for further information and a list of SHPD contacts here: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/shpd/.
Official notice: COVID 19
I Mua Mondays: Beginning on Monday, April 8, 2019, SHPD will institute “I MUA MONDAYS.” Every Monday, until terminated or suspended in writing by the Administrator, SHPD will be closed to the public; we will not accept meetings, phone calls, emails, or “walk-ins” on Mondays. The SHPD Library will be closed to the public. This policy has been approved at the highest levels in the Administration.
I Mua Mondays will allow SHPD staff to work on critical technical and administrative tasks without interruption. This will eliminate distractions and help us expedite processing of project reviews, and the rest of our essential work. All SHPD staff are required to comply with the policies in this memorandum without exception.
Notice: SHPD library material does not circulate and all research must take place in our offices. Photocopies may be made at $0.50 per printed page per HRS Section 92-21 governing duplication and reproduction fees. The Kapolei office also provides a scanner for your use and you may save scans to a CD/DVD (no thumb drives). All researchers (public, agencies, etc.) must request an appointment. This allows SHPD to determine if the library is available at the requested time or has been previously reserved for a meeting or conference call. Make an appointment to visit the Kapolei library by emailing: [email protected]. SHPD staff are not available to conduct research on behalf of the public, agencies, etc., but SHPD staff are available to: schedule appointments and assist with access/training on the use of the scanner. (2/21/2019)