Real Property Forms and Handouts (PDF format)


Pursuant to the authority granted in Section 5A-11.12, K.C.C, the Real Property Division is hosting a Public Hearing on proposed amendments to Rules & Regulations relating to Tax Classifications under Section 5A-6.4 of the Kauai County Code           

Monday August 2, 2021 – 9:00am by Audio Teleconference at

1(469)849-0239/Conference ID# 404979828

Link here:   Tax Classification Admin Rules - Pre Public Hearing

Real Property Tax Appeal

 TitleModified DateDescription
Annual Appeal to Real Property Assessment2/3/2020Taxpayer may submit the Tax Appeal Form, disputing the Current Assessment Year Market Value, during period December 1st through December 31st.

Actions For Tax Relief

BASIC HOME EXEMPTION APPLICATIONExemptionThe Basic Home Exemption Qualifications have changed. Primary Residents who occupy their property for at least 271 days per Assessment Year, provide Hawaii ID and file Hawaii Residential (N-11) tax return. (Ordinance 1082-2020)
2022 LONG TERM AFFORDABLE RENTAL APPLICATIONActions for Tax ReliefQualified Investment Property Rentals or Additional Living Units on an Owner-Occupied Property, that enjoys our Basic Home Exemption - file one application for each living unit - to qualify for full benefit of Lowest Tax Rate
2022 Additional Exemption Based on Owner-Occupant's IncomeExemptionFor Homeowners who enjoy our Basic Home Exemption, an ADDITIONAL Exemption of $120,000 is offered for those owner-occupants who meet the gross annual 80% Median Income Threshold, as filed on Federal and Hawaii State Tax Returns. FILED ANNUALLY
Annual Income AffidavitExemption - SupplementalRequired to be filed ANNUALLY for those seeking tax relief, related to annual gross income, used when the taxpayer is no longer required to file US Federal Income Tax, Hawaii or ANY OTHER STATE Tax returns. Signatures must be Notarized.
2022 Long Term Lease Application for Residential Investor ClassActions for Tax Relief“Residential Investor” defined properties that do not qualify for the home exemption, and are being rented on a long-term basis, and have an assessed value of one million three hundred thousand dollars ($1,300,000) or more.
2022 Home Preservation Tax Limitation ApplicationActions for Tax ReliefOwner-Occupants with assessed property value of $750,000 or more, after deducting exemptions, where gross income of ALL TITLEHOLDERS does not exceed $100,000 on Tax Returns. Taxes computed @ 3% of annual total gross income. FILED ANNUALLY
Criteria for Change to Tax ClassificationActions for Tax ReliefA List provided of required documentation and actions to be taken, to affect a change in Tax Classification for a future assessment year. To include a completed NEW Actual Use Survey
Petition to Dedicate Agricultural Land to Commercial FarmingActions for Tax ReliefPetition to Dedicate Lands to Agricultural Use to establish Product-to-Market for a period of 10 or 20 years. Approved Dedications are recorded as a Lien on the Property Deed. Deadline to file is July 1 of any year, preceding the effective start year.

NEW Change of Address and Tax on Use Survey Online Forms




The County of Kauai Real Property Division has implemented a new online system for submitting and processing Change of Address-Change of Exemption Status (COA) and the Real Property Actual Use of Your Property Survey.

 The new process is as follows:

  • Create your own personal account in the system.
  • Click on the form you want to submit.
  • Follow the steps detailed for the specific form to completion.
  • Once the form is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Real Property Division.
  • When the Submitted Form review is complete, you will receive an automated email.

While the form is being reviewed, you can view its progress at any time by logging back into the system.

The new system is accessed at (MUST OPEN LINK IN GOOGLE CHROME)

Other Exemptions

Charitable & Miscellaneous Exemption ClaimExemptionClaim for Charitable & Miscellaneous Use (RP Form P-5). Miscellaneous to include Crop Shelter, Cemetery, Hospital and Church, ETC. Filing deadline is September 30th
2022 Mixed Use Exemption ClaimExemptionExemption for Residential units in a Mixed Use Building. Ordinance 1078 provides an incentive for property owners to provide residential units within Commercial buildings. See Kauai County code Sec. 5A-11.32 for further details.
Low & Moderate Income Housing ClaimExemptionClaim for Low & Moderate Income Housing (RP Form P-5A). Filing deadline by September 30th
Change of Mailing Address FormNew Links 
Public Utilities Exemption ClaimExemptionClaim for exemption by Public Utilities (RP Form P-7 ). FILED ANNUALLY - deadline September 30TH.
Kuleana Tax ExemptionExemptionTax exemption application form for Kuleana Land Owners. Filing deadline September 30TH
Claim for Totally Disabled Veteran (Sec 5A-11.6)ExemptionClaim for Exemption as a Totally Disabled Veteran applicable to include a Home Exemption Application. Final determination will be obtained from Dept of Veterans Affairs.
Totally Disabled or Hansen's Disease, Blind, Deaf Claim for Exemption Exemption Exemption Claim for the Totally Disabled, Hansen’s Disease, Blind & Deaf persons (RP Form P-6). Filing Deadline is September 30th. To be filed together with Physician’s Certification Form N-172
Totally Disabled Physician’s Certification Form N-172Exemption - SupplementalN-172 State Tax Form used as Physician's Certification Form. Supplemental to the Disability Exemption Application. Filing deadline September 30TH
Safe Room Exemption ClaimExemptionClaim for an Exemption for Safe Room, meeting all Sec 5A-11.27 criteria. Deadline to file is September 30th. (RPA Form 1/2000)
Commercial Alternative Energy ExemptionExemptionExemption for energy production facility that generates, stores or distributes energy from renewable energy sources. Deadline to file is September 30th.
Petition to Dedicate for Historic Preservation ExemptionExemptionApplication for 10-year dedication on properties included in the Hawaii Register of Historic Places. Deadline to file is July 1st
Tree Farm Development Exemption ApplicationExemptionApplication to commit lands of 10-acres or more to Tree Farming for 20 years. Deadline to file is July 1.
Claim For Disaster ReliefActions for Tax ReliefGeneral Claim Form for Real Property Damages, due to Disaster, such as Floods, Hurricanes, Fire, Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Mudslides. AKA RP-48

Rules - Forms - Information

Additional Information to Accompany Ag Dedication PetitionINFORMMinimum spacing required for crop plantings and livestock per acre described
Understanding your Real Property TaxesINFORMSummary of all Tax Relief Programs
**Administrative Rules for Basic Home ExemptionRULESAdministrative Rules for Primary Home Use & Homestead Tax Classification AKA RP-10
**Administrative Rules on Tax ClassificationRULES*NEW* Real Property tax Classification Rules, effective August 5, 2015
**Agricultural Dedication Program RulesRULESAdministrative Rules Relating to Dedication of Lands to Agricultural Use, as set by the Director of Finance, under Sec 5A-9.1 of the Kauai County Code 1987
Taxpayer's Notice of ComplaintINFORMRP-Form P70 - for submission to the Real Property Board of Review, OUTSIDE of the annual Appeal Period of December 1-31 - to be reviewed in executive session
2021 Tax RatesINFORMResolution No. 2021-14 establishing real property tax rates for fiscal year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022