For Protecting Our Neighborhoods From Airbnb

While illegal vacation rentals in Hawaii have continued to increase at an alarming rate, negatively impacting our neighborhoods and reducing the number of affordable rental units available for our residents, the City and County of Honolulu recently took a big step towards positive changes in the law.

After many decades, the City and County of Honolulu has now taken action to stop the proliferation of illegal vacation rentals on Oahu.  On June 25, 2019, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed BIll 89 (2018), CD2, into law.  The new regulations will impose stricter penalties and fines on illegal operators and provide greater enforcement tools for city officials, beginning as early as August 1, 2019.  Other provisions of the law will go into effect in October of 2020.

Thank you for your support this fight to hold Airbnb and illegal operators accountable and to help STOP illegal vacation rentals on Oahu.

  • To learn more about the new law, please click below to view the City’s FAQs on the new Regulations on Short-Term Rentals under Bill 89, CD2.

Short-Term Rentals FAQs

Also, please consider reaching out to the Mayor and your Councilmembers to thank them for their hard work and efforts on this matter:

  • Contact information for the Mayor and your Councilmembers can be found below.