Community Development, MS-36  
614 Division St, Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone:(360) 337-5777 * Fax:(360) 337-4925
Hours 9AM - 4PM (M-TH), 9AM - 1PM (F)
 

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Community Development

Customer Service Hours

Permit Intake, Payments, Schedule Appointment
9:00AM - 4:00PM (M - TH)
9:00AM - 1:00PM (Friday)

Planner of the Day Hours
General Land Use/Zoning Inquiries:
9:00AM - 12:00PM (M - F)
Please read the Planner of the Day brochure
for more information on general inquiries


Health District Liaison at DCD
9:00AM - 12:00PM (T & TH)

Requests for Appointments
Meet with a specific planner about your active project, For Staff Consultations and Pre-Application Meetings
Call (360) 337-5777,
Email us at help@kitsap1.com


* Priority service is provided to clients with active projects. We encourage prospective clients to utilize the Planner of the Day service for general inquiries, staff consultations and/or pre-application meeting for further required expertise.
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Enable the development of quality, affordable, structurally safe, and environmentally sound communities.

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DCD News

Code development efforts to take more time
Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development is taking more time in its code development efforts related to county code compliance as a result of direction given by the Board of County Commissioners at a recent meeting.

The Commissioners asked the department to return during the first quarter of 2015 with a clear problem statement and compounding issues related to the current code enforcement processes. The Commissioners also want a better idea of the magnitude of the code compliance case load, and alternative strategies to update the code.

The Board will review the information received and decide how to proceed.


County-wide Stage 1 Burn Ban lifted on 9/25/2014

Due to the recent rains, the Kitsap County Fire Marshal in coordination with area Fire Chiefs has declared, effective 8:00AM Thursday, 25 September 2014, the lifting of the Stage 1 Burn Ban for Kitsap County which has been in effect since mid-July.  Contact your local fire district for info on outdoor burning rules and regulations for your area... click here

Sign Code Update
Kitsap County is updating its sign code (Title 17 KCC) in a cooperative planning effort with countywide interest groups and individuals.  A final draft ordinance is available for review. Public comments will be heard at the Board of County Commissioners October 6, 2014 Public Hearing.  For more information and to view the draft ordinance...click here

Operational Shooting Range Ordinance
The Board of County Commissioner has adopted an Ordinance amending Kitsap County Code concerning Shooting Ranges.  A new Chapter 10.25 "Firearms Discharge" has been added to Kitsap County Code...click here

Public Hearing on Stormwater Code Revisions
Proposed stormwater code revisions are the subject of a Public Hearing hosted by the Kitsap County Planning Commission.  The public hearing is Tuesday, May 6 at the Kitsap County Administration Building (619 Division Street) in Port Orchard at 6PM...click here

DCD Provides Online Permit Center Training
DCD is hosting a series of training opportunities for customers using the Online Permit Center.  The first training will be held in Kitsap County Administration Building - Commissioners Chambers on Friday, February 21st at 2pm.  This session includes how to schedule and inquire about inspections, obtain general permit information, and register to access you own permits. View the flyer for details. Customers can also submit residential mechanical/plumbing and emergency repair applications online. To visit the Online Permit Center go to
www.kitsapgov.com/dcd/ and click the Permit Center link in the right section.

Residential Mechanical/Plumbing Applications Accepted Online
DCD is testing the online permit submittal option for customers. This first phase of deployment allows customers to submit Residential Mechanical/Plumbing applications by using the Online Permit Center...click here

Kitsap County Implementation of Initiative 502
The Board of County Commissioners adopted adding new Chapter 17.465 "Marijuana Regulations" to Kitsap County Code for the adoption of restrictions on the production, processing and retailing of recreational marijuana to comply with the passage of Washington Initiative 502..click here


DCD in Local Government Performance Center
This video shows how the Washington State Auditor is working with local governments to streamline complex processes to better serve residents and customers...click here


County Receives Two National Awards for Innovative Programs
Kitsap County was recently recognized by the National Association of Counties (NACo) for implementing innovative county government programs to better serve area residents...click here
Draft Gorst Watershed Planning
The City of Bremerton and Kitsap County, in partnership with other state, federal, and tribal agencies, has developed a 20-year plan for the future of Gorst. The purpose of this cooperative planning effort has been to develop a land use plan that is based on the ecological values and functions of the Gorst Creek Watershed...click here

Community Development (DCD) is open for limited services on Fridays starting May 10
Beginning May 10, 2013 DCD is open to the public for limited services on Fridays between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Services available include building permit submittal and issuance, Planner-of-the-Day (general inquiries), and building review questions and inspection coordination. The department is open for normal services at 9:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday and closes at 4:00 pm.

DCD Hours of Operation – Effective May 6, 2013
Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 

Board of County Commissioner's Adopt Agricultural Signage Pilot Program
Kitsap County's agricultural community requested sign code flexibility to allow placement of off-premise signs advertising seasonal agricultural products that are currently not allowed.  For more information, please ...click here

 

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Larry Keeton
Director, Community Development
(360) 337-5777


help@kitsap1.com
If you have any difficulties using the DCD website please email:
Kitsap One or call (360) 337-5777.
 

Last Updated:  October 14, 2014

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