County Services Moved to West Hawaii Civic Center

Media Release:

Hawaii County government services in West Hawai’i will be centralized during the next two months as various departments and offices move into the newly completed West Hawai’i Civic Center.

However, the public will experience slight delays and interruptions in services as moves are made into the new building. The County of Hawai’i suggests those who have business with a department or office do so before or after the scheduled moving dates.

Here is the moving schedule of key county offices:

  • Driver’s Licensing and Motor Vehicle Registration offices will be closed on Jan. 25-26 and will reopen in Building C on Jan. 27
  • Research and Development will be closed on Jan. 25-26 and will reopen in Building C on Jan. 27
  • The Mayor’s Office will be closed on Jan. 25-26 and will reopen in Building C on Jan. 27
  • The Office of Aging will close on Jan. 25-26 and reopen in Building B on Jan. 27
  • Mass Transit and Human Resources, which previously did not have Kona offices, will be open in Building C on Jan. 27
  • Parks and Recreation and the Elderly Activities Division will open at Building B on Feb. 3. The permit window at the old Kona Airport will stay open 7:45 a.m. to noon, and then from 1-4:14 p.m. until April 1 when it moves to the Civic Center.
  • The Department of Liquor Control will be closed Feb. 1-2 and reopen Feb. 3 in Building B (Liquor Control is open only by appointment at 961-8218)
  • The Office of Housing and Community Development will be closed Feb. 1-2 and reopen in Building B on Feb. 3
  • The Office of Elections will be closed Feb. 1-2 and reopen in Building B on Feb. 3
  • County Council offices in West Hawai’i will be closed Feb. 7 and reopen in Building A on Feb. 10
  • The Fire Inspector’s office will close Feb. 14-15 and reopen in Building E on Feb. 16
  • The Building Division of Public Works will close Feb. 14-15 and reopen in Building E on Feb. 16
  • Planning will close Feb. 14-15 and reopen in Building E on Feb. 16
  • The Engineering Division of Public Works will close Feb. 22-23 and reopen in Building D on Feb. 24
  • Environmental Management will close Feb. 22-23 and reopen in Building E on Feb. 24
  • Because property taxes are due Feb. 22, the Real Property Tax Office will close Feb. 23-24 and reopen in Building D on Feb. 25

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