Requirements for Private Septic/Water/Stormwater Line Easements
Any person installing a private utility line such as septic effluent
line and/or water line within a County right of way (maintained or
unmaintained) is required to obtain an easement from the Board of County
The easement grants the property owner(s) the right to
utilize the County right of way for private use specified in the
An Application to Perform Work in the
County Right of Way to install the utility will not be issued until an
easement is obtained from Kitsap County.
The requestor must submit the following information to the Kitsap County
Public Works Department:
1. A letter requesting the reason(s) for the easement(s).
2. A letter from the Kitsap County Health District supporting
the private system.
3. A legal description of the easement location (only the area within
the right of way).
4. An Assessor’s map of the parcels and right of way crossing.
5. A plan and/or profile of the work to be done (depiction of system
The administrative fee for the easement is $200.00 – payable upon
approval to Kitsap County Public Works (KCPW). In addition, recording
fees are the responsibility of the requestor.
Your request will be routed to several divisions including the
Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for comment. Once all comments are
returned and if favorable, it will be submitted to the Board of County
Commissioners for approval at a regularly scheduled Agenda Meeting.
Therefore, the processing can range from six to ten weeks.
The requestor must follow requirements mandated by the Kitsap Public
Health District for installation.
Staff contact: Right of Way Division (360) 337-5777
Kitsap County Public Works
(360) 337-5777 or (800) 825-4940