Metal Detecting In Hawaii?

You Should Know The Law

If you are metal detecting in Hawaii, be sure to follow the State Laws of Antiquities.

These laws follow the Federal ARPA law, (Archaelogical Resource Preservation Act)

Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) ARPA was enacted by Congress in 1979 to protect our nation's archaeological resources located on public lands. This law provides for punishment of individuals who knowingly loot or vandalize archaeological sites by imposing stiff fines, imprisonment, and confiscation of artifacts as well as tools and vehicles used in the violation. Although ARPA does not apply to state lands, the passage of this law paved the way for states, including Hawaii, to enact similar laws for the protection of cultural resources located on state lands.

ARPA was the signature law that set the standards in every State when it came to the digging of and the removal of any artifacts.

For a better understanding of ARPA,

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Be sure to read the entire page.

If you plan on detecting in Hawaii parks, you should check with each town or village to see what their policies are like.

You should also check the State's

National Historic Preservation Act Law. Of course the sand beaches of Hawaii may also be detected.


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Metal detecting in Hawaii is as much fun as ghost town detecting.