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Media Release: DHHL Launches Revocable Permit Pilot Program

Posted on Oct 14, 2022 in Latest Department News, Newsroom

(Kapolei, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) has launched a Revocable Permit (RP) Pilot Program that will offer short-term land dispositions on three DHHL parcels as a means to assess the Pilot’s outreach and application process. Completion of the Pilot and associated evaluation will be presented to the Hawaiian Homes Commission for consideration of an expanded permanent program.

The three parcels, under the categories of business, community, and general, will be made available in Kalaeloa, Oʻahu; Waimānalo, Oʻahu; and Honomū, Hawaiʻi Island, respectively. The RPs will grant permission for the use of the specified lots on a short-term, month-to-month basis.

“Revocable Permits are a critical tool used by State agencies that provide flexibility in the stewardship of unencumbered lands,” said Deputy to the Chair Tyler Iokepa Gomes. “This RP Pilot Program will provide the Department with a land management resource to increase physical presence, deterring trespassers, illegal dumping, and other potentially unlawful activities.”

The Department paused the use of Revocable Permits under the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 171-55 in 2014 to develop an updated RP program that implements a competitive process available to native Hawaiians and the public at large. 

To learn more about Pilot Program, review parcels available, or download the RP application, visit


About the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands:

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands carries out Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole’s vision of rehabilitating native Hawaiians by returning them to the land. Established by U.S. Congress in 1921, with the passage of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, the Hawaiian homesteading program run by DHHL includes management of over 200,000 acres of land statewide with the specific purpose of developing and delivering homesteading.

Media Contact:

Cedric Duarte

Information and Community Relations Officer
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
(808) 620-9591

[email protected]