Public Works maintains thousands of traffic signs, and other traffic control devices including signal lights, school flasher warnings, and paint markings. All forms of traffic control in Kitsap County follow the national guidelines outlined in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
STOP SIGNS Broken or missing stop signs should be phoned in during business hours (360.337.5777) or reported to the 911 dispatcher after business hours/weekends. Missing or damaged STOP or YIELD signs are considered urgent and a top safety priority.
ON LINE REQUEST FOR ACTION can be submitted 24 hours a day for non-emergency signs. The mailbox is monitored Monday through Friday, and we will send an email response during the business work day. Choose Broken or Missing Sign under the complaint type to report problems with the following types of signs:
Not all signs are the responsibility of the County. Private Road signs and other types of signs may be purchased and the County will (in some instances) furnish, install and maintain the sign for this fee. Other jurisdictions may apply:
Kitsap County Public Works is responsible for maintenance of street name signs on maintained (public) roads. For all new roads in development, Kitsap County Department of Community Development is responsible for assigning addresses and approving road names. The owner is responsible for acquiring and installing the initial street name sign or signs. After the County has accepted the newly dedicated road, Public Works will assume maintenance responsibility for the public street name signs.
Report broken or missing public street signs for areas of
unincorporated Kitsap County to Kitsap at 360.337.5777 or use our web
For a $120 fee, Public Works will manufacture and install private road signs where they intersect with a County maintained road. All private road signs requests must be first verified with the County addressing staff (Community Development). Upon receipt of the fee, the County will manufacture, install and maintain it in perpetuity as long as it remains in the County's jurisdiction.
Private road name signs may also be purchased and installed by private sources. The signs must comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and be installed in compliance with roadside safety guidelines.
A private road intersecting with another private road is not under Kitsap County's jurisdiction. Street name signs for these locations must be purchased and installed by private providers.
SIGN ORDER FORM (in Adobe
Acrobat format) can be filled out and printed for easy ordering. The
$120 fee must be submitted with the order form. Mail to KCPW, 614
Division Street (MS26), Port Orchard, WA 98366.
An often-heard neighborhood request concerns the posting of warning
signs with "SLOW CHILDREN AT PLAY" or other similar messages. These
requests stem from parents concern for the safety of their children in the
street or near their homes. Unfortunately, these requests are based upon a
widespread false belief that all traffic signs provide protection.
At issue in any community is the use of sign or notices for political uses, advertising yard sales, real estate and other community events. While the sign/notices often serve a useful purpose, they contribute to the litter problem and are a serious distraction and safety hazard for motorists and pedestrians.
OTHER SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
Kitsap County Public Works
February 01, 2017