New Camping Permit System Coming for Oahu

Starting March 9th, Residents or Visitors on Oahu will no longer have to apply for camping permits in person at one of the many Satellite City Halls. Currently if a person wants to camp at one of the city’s 17 campsite facilities they have to go to a satellite city hall office and apply for a camping permit in person. Camping permits are free, but are required for camping at any of the parks. The permit allows a maximum of ten persons to use a site, with a max of two family sized tents. Make sure that if you want to plan a camp trip that you plan ahead, because permits are only issued two Fridays before the camping period which is requested. With the new system that was announced on February 9, people will be able to apply for camping permits online on the city’s website. The new online camping permit system will debut March 9th, and anyone wishing to receive a camping permit will be able to apply for their permit online, instead of going into a satellite city hall office in person and waiting in line. For those of us who aren’t as technically savvy, don’t worry, permits will still be issued at the Department of Parks and Recreation Permit Section located on King Street. Department of Parks and Recreation Director Gary Caboto said in a release “Online camping permits offer flexibility, increase efficiency and reduce the need to stand in line for camping permits, We want to thank the Department of Information Technology for their part in developing this online system and the Customer Services Department for their assistance over the years in issuing these permits through the Satellite City Halls.”

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