October 17, 2023

County of Maui Disaster Area RESIDENTIAL ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT for Zones 14A AND 14B

WHAT: County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Friday, October 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21, in Zone 14A and 14B.

WHEN: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  FRIDAY 10/20/23 and SATURDAY 10/21/23

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

ZONE 14A:Front St.

ZONE14B: Aholo Rd., Front St., KaeoPl., Kahili Pl., Kamano Pl., Kua Pl., Ui Pl.

ACCESS:  A re-entry vehicle pass will be required at the checkpoint during the first two days of supported residential re-entry. Two vehicle passes will be available per property owner, and two vehicle passes will be available per rental dwelling. After the first two days of supported re-entry, access through the checkpoint will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for area residents with a vehicle pass or ID.

RE-ENTRY VEHICLE PASS DISTRIBUTION: Vehicle pass applications and on-site distribution for Zone 14A and 14B will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 and Thursday,Oct. 19 at BOTH Lahaina Civic Center and at the County of Maui Kalana O Maui building lobby area. See below for more vehicle pass details. Optional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and instructions for usage will be available from nonprofits during vehicle pass distribution.

ADJACENT MARITIME SAFETY ZONE: Restrictions will be lifted by the U.S. Coast Guard for water adjacent to ZONE 14A only.  U.S. Coast Guard restrictions are still active and adjusting to zone openings. For the most updated information, visit https://homeport.uscg.mil/my-homeport/safety-Notifications/Safety-Zones?cotpid=27.

ROADWAYS: All roadways to access zones will be clear for residents and property owners. During the first two days of supported re-entry, access to the area of 14A and 14B will be through Lahaina Bypass and down/makai on Hokiokio Pl.; continue to Honoapiilani Hwy. and turn left onto Aholo Rd. All vehicles will enter and exit at Aholo Rd. After Saturday, entry through the same checkpoint will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for area residents with a vehicle pass or ID.

WATER:  The County of Maui Department of Water SupplyUnsafe Water Advisory remainsin effect in these residential zones. To view the water advisory, visit https://www.mauicounty.gov/water.

SAFETYAND ADVISORIES: Once a fire has burned throughan area, many dangers may remain.It is important to be aware of the hazards and to know what to look for when re-entering. For full safety details, visit www.mauirecovers.org.  For air quality information, visit https://health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires/.

SUPPORT:A high level of support will be provided to returning residents during the firsttwo days of re-entry into fire-damaged areas including water, shade, washingstations, portable toilets, medical and mental health care, MauiBustransportation from local hotel shelters and language assistance. Transportationto and from hotel shelters on Maui Bus circulator shuttles will have extendedhours on the first two days of supported residential re-entry from 7 a.m. to 7p.m.

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: www.mauipropertytax.com
  • 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, Tax records or financial statements, Voter registration or court documents, Vehicle registration form, Employment agency registration or pay stubs or checks)
  • Insurance Documents: Homeowner's or renter's insurance policies with your Lahaina address can be used as proof of residency.
  • Notarized Affidavit: In some cases, a notarized affidavit from a property owner or landlord confirming your residency or ownership may be accepted.

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 www.mauirecovers.org. For information on resources available, medical and mental health care, financial assistance, housing, jobs and how to donate or volunteer, visit www.mauinuistrong.info