Shoreline Certification for Maui oceanfront properties is definitely a coveted attribute for homes on Maui’s North Shore. Two North Shore Maui properties for sale that already have existing and current Shoreline Certifications are 81 Aleiki Place and 22 Wa’a Place in Kuau. Shoreline Certification helps to 1) establish boundaries between public and private lands, and 2) establish approved guidelines for planning and new construction.
Obtaining Shoreline Certification for Maui oceanfront properties is a process controlled by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). Now, why would a Maui oceanfront property owner or a new buyer want Shoreline Certification? There are many reasons.
Some oceanfront properties in Maui are located in Special Management Area’s (SMA). If you have an oceanfront property in an SMA, you will need to go through the process of obtaining a Special Management Area Permit. This is one main reason why a new buyer would love to have Shoreline Certification granted before purchasing a property. Shoreline Certification will aid in establishing the buildable areas on your Maui oceanfront property. Learn more about SMA’s here
When applying for Shoreline Certification in Maui, it can be a process of up to 90-days. Most homes conform to the criteria and some may not…Possible reasons why some properties may not conform to Shoreline Certification requirements could be due to environmental impacts to coastlines, i.e.. erosion and accretion.
Maui Shoreline Certifications are valid for one year from the date it was approved. This does not mean that construction must be started and completed within a one year time frame. It does mean that any building permit applications regarding new construction must be approved within the Shoreline Certification period.
Applications for Maui Shoreline Certification require many things including:
• the purpose for why one is applying
• location information and the tax key number for the parcel
• owner or representative information
• property address
• photographs of the shoreline to be certified
• maps of the shoreline to be certified (a minimum of 7)
• field survey statements with date completed
• contact information of the land surveyor
• list of all enclosures
• property owner signature and application fees
• statement by owner granting the State of Hawaii the right to enter the property for inspection and verification
• copies of any federal, state or county enforcement legal action that may involve the shoreline
• documents that support that any adjacent structures have been approved to reside, or removed