PHCA Rental Registration

According to the PHCA Rules Section VII A:

  • Long Term Rentals - Properties that are rented for a period of 60 days or more shall give the PHCA the tenant contact information, GET number and the property management information if applicable.
  • Short Term Rentals - Properties that are rented for less than 60 days, shall provide the PHCA with the property manager contact information, GET number and location of the PHCA poster. 

Registration is required to be submitted by July 1, 2017 and is required to be kept current. Failure to do so will result in a $100 fine being charged to your account. 

Online Registration

To Register online, click here to fill out the form. 

Poster Required in Each Vacation Rental

Click here for a pdf of the PHCA poster and here for a word version in case you have some additional information to add. For condo properties, feel free to adjust the parking and trash parts as appropriate. The poster should be placed in a conspicuous location. 

State of Hawaii Requirements

The state of Hawaii requires that all transient accommodations (vacation rentals) comply with the following:

1. Rentals have a State business license (BB-1), have a General Excise Tax (GET) number and Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) license from the Department of Taxation.

2. All advertisements include the Transient Accommodation (TA) registration number. 

3. Must have an on-island contact. If you manage the property yourself you must have an on island contact and the contact's name, phone number, and email must be either on the advertisement or provided to an occupant prior to occupying the unit. 

4. On-island contact's information must also be conspicuously posed at the property as well as your TA registration. 

If you have a property manager, that person must be a licensed broker/realtor on Kauai (with an office) to manage multiple owner's properties. 

This is not a complete list of requirements. For more information click here



The usage of vacation rentals in our community has increased over the last few years which has led to an increase in issues for the neighbors who reside near rentals. In order to address some Owner complaints, the PHCA Board authorized a committee to be formed to review the PHCA rules and procedures regarding rentals. The committee met and presented the following recommendations to the Board in its April meeting:

  • Registration
  • The current PHCA rules require rentals (vacation and long term) to notify the office of the manager and/or tenant name.
  • To encourage compliance, a formal registration process with a fine for those properties found to be rentals that have not registered with the PHCA should be instituted. The registration form is located on the back of this page and our website.
  • Communication
  • Notification to the owners about the new process would be through the annual billing (this letter) and monthly newsletters.
  • The PHCA should create a flyer with the rules regarding noise nuisance, parking and trash containers and require the poster to be placed inside each vacation rental.  It was also recommended to have some safety information on the poster.
  • Enforcement
    • Same fine format as existing rules except a quicker acceleration when noise nuisances occur (for all residences not just rentals).
      • 1st call: Courtesy Reminder Notice (CRN) issued by Patrol
      • 2nd offense: $50 fine
      • 3rd offense: $75 fine
      • Subsequent: $100 fine
    • The sequence will restart daily and Kauai Police Department will also be notified during the process.
    • Patrol should be proactive and re-check the property in 30 minutes (when possible) to make sure they are compliant.
    • If fines are placed on a property, the PHCA Staff will notify the manager/owner as soon as possible so the owner can pass the fines on to the proper occupants.

The PHCA Board approved these recommended changes to the PHCA procedures.