Advocacy Updates

Condominium Residential Use dedication filing deadline is September 1, 2017

In April 2017, the Honolulu City Council passed Bill 8 (17) will allows certain condominium owners to consider dedicating their properties for Residential Use for a five-year period if their units are being used as a primary residence, or a long-term rental (more than 30 days at a time). 

The dedication allows the properties that are currently on land zoned as mixed use, hotel, or commercial, and whose Declaration of Condominium or Horizontal Property Regime specifically states that the unit is allowed to be used as residential, to be classified as Residential, and thereby eligible for the historically lower real property tax rate.

This Residential Use Dedication will replace any previous methods by which condominiums on non-residential zoned lands were allowed to be classified as Residential. Previously approved Declaration Regarding Condominium Use forms are deemed to be invalid. A Home exemption will no longer automatically qualify a property for a classification as Residential.

Click for City and County of Honolulu information on Residential Use Dedication, a list of impacted condominium projects, and the Petition to Dedicate Certain Property for Residential Use form.

For questions, contact the Real Property Assessment Division at 768-3799.


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