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February 27, 2022, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated February 27, 10:45 a.m.

Hawai’i County is making the process of obtaining a building permit tag more convenient.

The Buildings Division of the County Department of Public Works is pleased to announce that issued permit plates are now available for printing from the comfort of an applicant’s home or place of business.

According to a county news release, applicants are no longer required to pick up their license plate at Building Division offices in Kona and Hilo. Applicants can now access their license plate upon issuance by logging into their EPIC account and viewing the “Attachments” tab of their permit.

Applicants can still have their license plate printed at the Building Division offices and are encouraged to schedule a time to collect their plate via the EPIC Assistance Request Form available online.

According to the Hawai’i County code, work requiring a permit must not be started until the permit holder or his agent has posted the permit at the job site. The permit must be easily visible so that the authority having jurisdiction can identify and carry out any required inspections. The permit must also remain posted until the work is completed and a final inspection is carried out by the authority having jurisdiction.


Failure to comply may result in a $100 fine.


Any questions can be directed to DPW Information and Education Specialist Sherise Kana’e Kāne at [email protected] or by calling 808-961-8499.