Maui Hosts Short-Term Vacation Rental Permit Workshop
By Wendy Osher
The Maui Planning Department joins the Maui Vacation Rental Association in hosting a workshop to review the new application process for short-term vacation rental homes.
The workshop runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, at the Paia Community Center.
Since the county’s new Short-Term Rental Home law went into effect on May 23, 2012, the Planning Department has received approximately 50 permit applications.
County officials say the workshop is targeted toward property owners who may be interested in applying for permits, as well as property managers and consultants.
“The County Council, the Planning Department and the MVRA worked hard to create the new streamlined short-term rental permit process, which was much needed and long overdue” said Mayor Alan Arakawa in a media statement.
“These continued outreach efforts are important so that operators can understand how much easier it is now to come into compliance. Our major goal was to get these operations permitted — so that the responsible operators are legal, and so that we can enforce the few bad apples that do not comply,” said Mayor Arakawa.
During the workshop, officials will discuss the new “home inspection” form and review of the STRH permitting requirements.
Planning Director William Spence and staff planner Gina Flammer will also be on hand to give an overview of the application process. Additional personnel from the Planning Department will also be available to answer questions.
More information is available at mauicounty.gov under the Planning Department link.
***Supporting information courtesy County of Maui.