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
8:00AM - 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 (Tuesday only)

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

* 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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DCD Mission 
Enable the development of quality, affordable, structurally safe, and environmentally sound communities.

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DCD News

Free Webinar – Non-potable Water System Provisions in the 2015 IPC
On May 19, 2015 (11AM PDT), ICC is offering Nonpotable Water System Provisions in the 2015 IPC, a free webinar for code officials, jurisdictions and property owners that identifies the provisions in the 2015 IPC pertaining to non-potable water systems. It summarizes the health and safety issues addressed in the code for these systems when installed for many indoor or outdoor applications....Click here to register

Kitsap County Participates in Building Safety Month
Resilient Communities Start with Building Codes. To help raise awareness of building safety, the Kitsap County Department of Community Development proudly celebrates Building Safety Month during May...Click here

County Flood Zone Maps Updated
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has updated the flood insurance rate maps for Kitsap County. Affected property owners are being notified about this update and are encouraged to attend two public meetings...Click here

Plans Examiner Available for questions
Beginning April 1, 2015, DCD now provides a Residential Building Plans Examiner to answer questions. The Plans Examiner of the Day is available Monday - Friday from 9AM - Noon. This service provides information about residential construction plans, building code requirements, and assistance with the energy code worksheet.

Director's Annual Report for 2014 is now available
The Director of DCD has released the department's CY2014 Annual Report...Click here

Ueland Tree Farm Mineral Resource Development Project FEIS Adopted
Consistent with WAC 197-11-965, Kitsap County Department of Community Development is adopting the existing Ueland Tree Farm Mineral Resource Development Project 2009 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and 2015 Addendum...Click here

Shooting facility operational permit effective 12/22/2014
Larry Keeton, Director, Kitsap County Department of Community Development announced Ordinance 515-2014, passed by the Board of Commissioners on September 22, 2104, becomes effective on Monday, December 22, 2014...Click here for more information

Draft Buildable Lands Report Released for review and comment
The 2014 Kitsap County Buildable Lands Report (BLR) is now available for review and comment. This report is a key component of the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update. Comments on the draft BLR will be accepted until January 31, 2015...Click here

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Larry Keeton
Director, Community Development
(360) 337-5777
If you have any difficulties using the DCD website please email:
Kitsap One or call (360) 337-5777.

Last Updated:  May 18, 2015

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