40,000 open building permits set to expire as county streamlines permit process

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  • Jaslyn Nathanial of the county Planning Department goes over plans with John Hetherington in 2018 at the West Hawaii Civic Center office. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

More than 40,000 open building permits, some dating back 40 years, will be declared null and void if permit holders don’t act soon, as the county continues its transition to an online permit system.