2020 Hawaii Revised Statutes
Title 10. Public Safety and Internal Security
132. Fire Protection
132-5 Right of entry for inspection; unlawful to obstruct.
§132-5 Right of entry for inspection; unlawful to obstruct. The county fire chief or the chief's designees, at all reasonable hours may enter any buildings, structures, or premises within the fire chief's jurisdiction, except the interior of private dwellings, to make any inspection, investigation, or examination that is authorized to be made under this chapter. The county fire chief or the chief's designees may enter any private dwelling whenever the fire chief or the chief's designees have reason to believe that dangerous conditions creating a fire hazard exist in the dwelling. The county fire chief or the chief's designees may enter any private dwelling when a fire has occurred in the dwelling. It shall be unlawful to obstruct, hinder, or delay any person having the right to make the inspection, investigation, or examination in the performance of duty.
The county fire chief or the chief's designees are authorized to make an inspection of all buildings and facilities, except state-owned airport facilities, the frequency of which shall be made in accordance with section 132-6, and shall make a report to the authorities responsible for the maintenance of any building or facility when it is found that a building or facility does not meet minimum standards of fire and safety protection. [L 1917, c 115, pt of §49; RL 1925, pt of §3463; RL 1935, pt of §6839; am L 1939, c 239, §1(13); RL 1945, §8530; RL 1955, §184-6; am L 1959, c 114, §1; HRS §132-6; am and ren L 1978, c 241, §2(6); gen ch 1985; am L 2001, c 6, §1; am L 2007, c 10, §2; am L 2009, c 105, §1]