Don & Sylvia Leutz Realtor Brokers
CRS/ABR/GRI/RSPS/SFR e-Pro Certified
HAWAII REALTOR BROKERS
REALTOR-BROKERS, Also Licensed in Nevada and California
CALIFORNIA REALTOR BROKERS
NEVADA BROKER & Broker Salesperson #B.0143356/BS.0143357
Accredited Buyer Representatives
Don is a Certified Residential Specialist
GRI - Graduates of the REALTOR® InstituteResort & Second Home Marketing Specialists E-Pro Certified SFR Certified Members, Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Century 21 All Islands P.O. Box 223700 5-4280 Kuhio Highway Princeville, HI 96722 Office: (808) 240-2413 Cell: (808) 652-9402 Email: Leutz@Inreach.com
RENTALs - hOMES AND cONDOS
KAUAI'S VACATION RENTAL ORDINANCE
On March 7th, 2008, the Kauai County Council passed Ordinance #864 to regulate Transient Vacation Rentals on the Island of Kauai. The council said that the ordinance was needed to address "the uncontrolled proliferation" of vacation rentals outside of designated Visitor Destination Areas (VDA's). However, the new ordinance requires registration of all vacation rentals - both inside and outside of the VDA's. The existing Visitor Destination Areas include most of Princeville, portions of Poipu, Lihue and Kapaa and some other small areas. All condos and single family homes inside the designated VDA areas that rent to vacationers must have a County Permit. Vacation Rentals that are located outside of the designated VDA areas must hold a non-conforming Use Certificate from the county which required an application to the county in the year 2008.
If your property is located within the existing Visitor Destination Area (VDA), your permit should be approved as long as you file the required documentation and pay an annual $150 fee to the county. Outside of the VDA, the county will no longer allow new vacation rentals. Existing vacation rentals that can show current and past reservation history will be allowed to continue with a special use permit, only if they register with the county each year and comply with numerous other zoning and use requirements.
You can email us at Leutz@Inreach.com if you would like us to send you a copy of the complete ordinance and application requirements.
Whether you are considering buying or selling vacation rental property in Kauai, it will be very important in the future to work with people who familiar with this ordinance and how it will affect you. The county can levy a fine against any owner, person or company that it finds in violation of the new ordinance, so please feel free to contact us right away with your questions or concerns.
Prince Course - 826-5000
Makai Course - 826-5000
Poipu Bay 742-8711