Images of Kitsap County
Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: June 6, 2007
Contact: Michael Barth, Kitsap County building official
Phone: (360) 337-4968
No. 07-41

Limited building and fire inspections available from Kitsap County on June 12 and 13

PORT ORCHARD, WA — If you’re a construction contractor or homeowner in unincorporated Kitsap County needing a building or fire inspection, be advised there will limited service for inspections by county officials on June 12 and 13.

On those two days, five of Kitsap County’s six building inspectors, three of their four building plans examiners and all five of the fire marshal's office staff will be attending either one or both days of a special training seminar in Silverdale to become fully informed and prepared for new building code changes coming July 1.

“With only two inspectors available on June 12 and 13, we’re encouraging people needing inspections to please plan accordingly around these days,” Kitsap County Building Official Michael Barth said. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but it’s vital that we are up-to-date with the latest changes in building codes to serve our customers.”

With a limited staff, Barth said that inspections such as footing, foundations and other inspections that are vital to the timing of a project will get priority, while plumbing, mechanical, framing and final inspections may have to wait.

The training seminar for the staff of the Kitsap County Department of Community Development and fire marshals will be held at the Island Lake Community Center in Silverdale. Day one of the seminar will focus on the International Building Code, the International Fire Code and Washington State amendments to these codes. Day two will focus on to the International Residential Code and related state and local amendments.

For questions or more information, please call (360) 337-7181.


To contact the Kitsap County Public Information Officer, 
call Clarence Moriwaki at 360-337-4481 or email:

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014