Board Talk: Board Imposes Maximum Fine For Illegal Vacation Rental in Kona

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On January 24, the Land Board fined Caroline Killeen and her family trust $17,000 for using their oceanfront home in South Kona as a vacation rental for the last decade.

Rules for the state Conservation District, in which the home was built, prohibit the rental of single family residences for a period of less than 180 days. In addition, the Conservation District Use Permit for this home includes a condition barring any kind of rental or commercial use.

The DLNR’s Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands initially proposed fining only Caroline and her . . .

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