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- This information is provided as a public education service of the ACLU of Hawai‘i Foundation.
- This information is general in nature and not intended to be legal advice. For legal advice, consult an attorney.
- This information includes positive changes to City & County of Honolulu practices resulting from the ACLU of Hawai‘i/Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing lawsuit Martin v. City & County of Honolulu.
- The Stored Property Ordinance (“SPO”) and Sidewalk Nuisance Ordinance (“SNO”) only apply to City & County of Honolulu (“City”) property. Different rules apply to State-owned property (such as Sand Island Park), Hawai‘i Community Development Authority-owned property (such as the Kaka‘ako Community Development District), and Federally owned property (such as Fort DeRussy beach and park). As a general rule, it is illegal to camp on any of these properties without a permit.
- For more information on the differences in your rights on these properties, visit our First Amendment Toolkit here.
- In 2015, the ACLU of Hawai‘i submitted a complaint to U.S. Department of Justice over City of Honolulu's Criminalization of Homelessness. Read more here.