State Land Use Commission Bars Vacation Rentals in Farm Dwellings

posted in: Agriculture, Land Use, September 2020 | 0

On August 13, the state Land Use Commission unanimously approved a petition from Hawaiʻi County for a declaratory order confirming that short-term vacation rentals (STVR) are not acceptable uses of farm dwellings in the Agricultural District.

The commission also denied a petition by owners of STVRs in the island’s Agricultural District to have the LUC find that such use is allowed under state law and the county’s 2018 ordinance regulating STVRs. All of the owners had applied for non-conforming use certificates to continue using their dwellings as vacation rentals under . . .

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