Can I Condo an Ohana or Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)?

The primary concern with a condominium with an ohana or an ADU is that your respective county may restrict your ability to sell the condominium unit containing the ohana or ADU separate from the condominium unit containing the main dwelling. The City and County of Honolulu prohibits property with an ohana or ADU to be submitted to condominium. There may also be conditions that are attached to either type of unit that restricts your right as the developer; for example, the ability to expand the ADU or rent out the ohana or ADU. Ohanas and ADUs pose a special concern that developers should be fully aware of before committing the property containing the ohana or ADU to the condominium process.

Please first call the permit and planning division for your respective county for information on any restrictions.

Revised 1/7/2019