County starting abandoned vehicle removal program

The Department of Environmental Management’s Derelict/Abandoned Vehicle Section is initiating a year-round program that is designed to assist Hawaii County property owners with the disposal of derelict vehicles left on their private property.

The Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program-Private Property (VDAP-PP) assists property owners in Hawaii County with the disposal fees of up to two derelict vehicles per calendar year that have been left on their private property without their permission.

The property owner will be responsible for having the vehicle transported as well as all costs associated in transporting the vehicle from its current location to the County’s contracted vehicle disposal facility. The County will pay the disposal fee directly to the County’s vehicle disposal contractor.

Applications for this program will be accepted starting November 19, 2020. Property owners are encouraged to submit their applications early, as there are limited disposal appointments available each day.

Visit for the application, guidelines, and instructions. If you have any questions, contact the Derelict and Abandoned Vehicle Section at (808) 961-8552 or email them at


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