Permitting made easy
Score Card: 2020 YTD
In regards to the Mayor's new DPP rules to limit reviews and improve the quality and completeness of the permit application drawings such that those who present higher quality and complete information on the application drawings will be rewarded for faster permitting times.
YTD Permit Projects 2020: 9 new this year as of May 1, 2020. 7 in process.
YTD Permits Secured: 4 issued as of May 1 2020;
Generally, HPPD permitting times average about 5 -8 weeks this year as long as I prod them along at each step.
Note: Condos and Townhouses continue to have greater scrutiny from Electrical and Mechanical reviewers in 2020 compared to single family homes. Plus, any thing requiring HECO to increase power or add new services is getting longer delays for approval than in prior years.
Score Card: 2019 YTD
YTD Total Permit Projects = 21 as of Nov 2019.
Still In Process = 2. 2 of these are in various stages of review; both are finished with the drawing phase.
Since June 2019 - Time To Secure Permit = 3 wks - 8 wks After Drawings Submitted
Some good news; Permits on some recently prepared applications are moving rapidly thru the system. But only when the plans are rather detailed and relatively complete.
I have pressed very hard to prepare such ‘thorough’ and accurate plan sets submitted to the HPPD these last few months for several types of projects. Note: Increased thoroughness equates to larger plan sets.
Example; major alteration to add 2100 sq ft two level structure to existing single wall home; submitting the 25 sheet plan set to Residential on September 26, 2019 and received notice to pick up the permit on October 29, 2019. One set of comments to address.
Another; major alteration to add 2027 sq ft single level to existing structure double wall home submitting the 23 sheet plan set to Residential on November 4, 2019 and received notice to pick up the permit on November 24, 2019. One set of comments to address.
A Condo Alteration; significant kitchen remodel and moving electrical panel to new location requiring a full electrical plan showing existing and new circuitry submitting the 9 sheet plan set to Commercial on August 5, 2019 and received notice to pick up the permit on August 19, 2019. No comments to process.
A Townhouse; kitchen remodel and a rewire of electrical panel to clean up poor wiring performed by others submitting the 6 sheet plan set to Commercial on September 16, 2019; went through 2 reviews and required the meeting prior to resubmission and received notice to pick up the permit on November 22, 2019. Electrical reviewer comments were extensive taking more time to satisfy. The system works!