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Permit Processing Performance Measures

Since 2006, Kitsap County's Department of Community Development (DCD) has observed guidelines setting target time periods for processing key permit applications.  These targets are:

Permit Type Target Time Period
New Residential Building Permits 90 days
Residential Repairs/Remodels 90 days
Residential Appurtenances, such as decks and garages 30 days
Residential Appurtenances requiring substantial site review  90 days
SEPA Exempt clearing and grading 90 days
Clearing and grading requiring SEPA review 90 days
All other permit applications except Preliminary Plats 120 days

Kitsap County is required by state law (RCW 36.70B.080) to provide a performance report on its permit timelines.  DCD's performance on its permit targets for calendar year 2010 is provided below. 

Please note:  DCD issues permits for projects in unincorporated Kitsap County.

For information on projects within a city boundary (Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo or Bainbridge Island) please contact the city directly...

Our Performance Measure Reports

CY2013 Permit Processing Performance Measures
CY2012 Permit Processing Performance Measures
CY2011 Permit Processing Performance Measures
CY2010 Permit Processing Performance Measures
CY2009 Permit Processing Performance Measures

For questions or more information, please contact Mary Seals, DCD Permit Center Supervisor at (360) 337-5777 or email at:

Updated: 21 January 2014
Last Updated:  September 23, 2014
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