September 20, 2023


WHAT: County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Zone 1C. Zones have been created to facilitate a systematic and supported return into the disaster area while prioritizing public safety and community security.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MONDAY 9/25/23 and TUESDAY 9/26/23

WHERE: Restrictions will be LIFTED for the following RESIDENTIAL ZONES:

ZONE 1C – Kaniau Road

RE-ENTRY VEHICLE PASS DISTRIBUTION: Vehicle pass applications and on-site distribution will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Lahaina Civic Center. Re-entry vehicle pass will be required at checkpoint. Two vehicle passes will be available per property owner, and two vehicle passes will be available per rental dwelling. See below for details. Also, optional personal protective equipment (PPE) kits will be provided during vehicle pass distribution.

ROADWAYS: All roadways to access zones will be clear for residents and owners. During the first two days of supported re-entry, access to Kaniau Road off Honoapiilani Highway will be right-turn only. After Tuesday, entry will continue for local traffic only.

SAFETY AND ADVISORIES: Once a fire has burned through an area, many dangers may remain. It’s important to be aware of the hazards and to know what to look for when re-entering. For full safety details, visit For air quality information, visit County of Maui Department of Water Supply Unsafe Water Advisory remains in effect. For water advisory, visit

SUPPORT: A high level of support will be provided to returning residents during the first two days of re-entry including water, shade, washing stations, portable toilets, medical and mental health care, MauiBus transportation from local hotel shelters and language assistance.

VEHICLE PASS DETAILS: The following documents may be used to verify property ownership or occupancy to receive a re-entry vehicle pass:

  • Property Deed or Title: A property deed or title in your name is one of the most direct ways to demonstrate ownership. This document should clearly show your name as the property owner.
  • Utility Bills: Utility bills such as electricity, water, or gas bills that are addressed to your name at the property address can serve as proof of residency. These bills should be recent and show consistent usage.
  • Property Tax Records: Property tax records from the county’s Real Property Tax office that list you as the property owner are strong evidence of ownership. Visit:
  • Lease Agreement: If you have been renting, a lease agreement with your name, the landlord's name, and the property address can establish your residency.
  • Hawai’i Driver's License: A valid Hawai’i driver's license with your current address is a widely accepted proof of residency.
  • Vehicle Registration: If your vehicle is registered at the property address, it can indicate your residency.
  • Voter Registration: A voter registration card listing your address in Lahaina can be used to confirm your residency.
  • Financial Statements: Financial statements sent to your Lahaina address can help establish residency, especially if they cover an extended period. Driver’s license or identification card,

DETAILS: For details on re-entry to impacted areas; safety information for returning to your property; drinking water and wastewater; maps and data; fire debris removal; recovery phases; financial and housing assistance; and business support, visit