Community Development, MS-36  
614 Division St, Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone:(360) 337-5777 * Fax:(360) 337-4925
Hours 8AM - 4PM (M-TH), 9AM - 1PM (F)
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Welcome to the Building Division

DCD now offers Outside Normal Hours Inspections
If you need your inspection tomorrow and the schedule is full, you may want to consider this new option. See rules and rates...
To schedule an Outside Normal Hours Inspection call us at:
(360) 337-5777
Occupancy Change
Effective January 1, 2009 DCD Will begin granting single family residence occupancy in the field upon approved final more
Gypsum (Wallboard) & Insulation Self Certification Process Change 1 April more
Request Building Inspection/Check Inspection Results
In order to manage your inspections or to check your inspection results, you must first register with the Permit Center here to link to the Permit Center Portal.
General and Specialty Contractors must register with the Washington State Dept of Labor and Industries
(Effective 23 July 2007)
Building Divisions Roles and Responsibilities
The Building Division is responsible for the enforcement of the International Building Code, the Uniform Plumbing Code, and the International Mechanical Code as adopted by the State of Washington and Kitsap County, as well as the Washington State Energy Code and the Washington State Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code. The Building Division performs plan reviews to assure that proposed construction will comply with the adopted codes and ordinances, issues permits, and performs inspections of construction projects. The Building Division is also responsible for assigning addresses to all improved properties in unincorporated Kitsap County and for the investigation of dangerous buildings and code violation problems.
Washington State and Kitsap County have adopted the International Codes in order to protect the life, health and property of its citizens. The Building Division administers these codes and assists the community, design professionals, and other agencies by providing building related information and technical support, as well as by promoting education regarding local building code requirements. As the building industry and construction methods are rapidly changing, the Building Division must consistently review current construction methods, materials, and code developments to be prepared to provide the service that the public deserves. From new construction to the repair or alteration of existing buildings, the Building Division plays an invaluable role in the safety of a community.
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Residential Builders Guide to Small Site Erosion Control and Stormwater Management
Residential Building Permit Guidelines
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Washington State 2012 Energy Code Prescriptive Worksheet
Washington State 2012 Energy Code - Residential
Washington State 2012 Energy Code - Commercial
Washington State 2012 Energy Code - Appendices

Last Updated:  November 07, 2017
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