Frequently Asked Questions
The following are the most common questions directed to the department.
How do I move my dog/cat to Hawaii?
Information on Hawaii’s rabies quarantine rules may be found at: Animal Quarantine Information
I am taking a trip and would like to know what food and plants I can take to and from Hawaii?
Travel information may be found at: Travel and Shipping Information
How do I report a possible invasive pest or illegal animal
To report a pest, call the State’s Toll-Free Pest Hotline at: 643-PEST(7378)
After hours, call Honolulu at (808) 837-8092.
Is there a listing of farmers’ markets?
The most current list of farmers’ markets statewide may be found at: Farmers’ Market Listing
How can I find Hawaii farmers, growers, manufacturers and products?
Check out the Hawaii Agriculture & Food Products Directory at: http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/add/products-database
How can I lease state agricultural land?
There are two divisions within HDOA that lease agricultural lands.
How can I find information on the state’s irrigation systems?
There are two divisions within HDOA that manage irrigation systems in state.
How can I find out about animal diseases in Hawaii?
What branch handles questions about weights and measures, accuracy of scales and gas pumps, taxi meter inspections, etc.?
Go to: Measurement Standards Branch
Who do I contact with questions about pesticides?
Go to: Pesticides Branch
Which plant species are designated as Noxious Weeds by HDOA?
Do fertilizers require licensing/registration in Hawaii?
If the fertilizer contains a pesticide (including organic pesticides), it must be registered with the Pesticides Branch. Phone: (808) 973-9402. Information on pesticide registration.
The product label must comply with state packaging and labeling requirements. Compliance information from the Measurement Standards Branch. Phone: (808)832-0690. E-mail: email@example.com