To protect the public and our staff, most Kitsap County services will now be done online, by email, or by phone. We have closed public service counters, but staff are still working and can serve you remotely.

​  For questions or appointments please email kitsapcommissioners@co.kitsap.wa.us or call 360.337.7080. For information on other departments please click here.  

Kitsap County Board of Commissioners

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Message from Kitsap County Commissioners: Maintaining county services during the coronavirus outbreak

To say that we live in interesting times seems like a vast understatement. None of us have lived through anything similar in our lifetimes and each moment seems to bring a new bit of information – or misinformation, as the case often seems to be. 

We fully support the efforts of the dedicated public health officials who guide us during this COVID-19 outbreak, and extend our thanks and appreciation to medical professionals in all settings that have been watching over our affected family and friends.

County Commissioners are closely following local and national COVID-19 developments. We're watching what other adjoining counties are doing and evaluating practices that could be utilized here.  A Kitsap County information line has been established to address residents' questions and concerns related to COVID-19. That number is 2-1-1. It is staffed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

The resources listed below will help you with health information, County operations and online services, and other resources. They are updated frequently:

We are also thankful for the efforts of our own County staff. Their dedication and creativity in ensuring the County continues to provide quality public service 24/7 is greatly appreciated.  Though some of our departments have closed their walk-up service counters that doesn't mean we're not here for you. Many of our county services are available online. Use the link above to get the latest news about our operations. If you need help please call Kitsap1 at 360.337.5777 or send email to help@kitsap1.com. Similarly, our County courts have issued a temporary order regarding the timing and processing of cases in Superior and District courts. That order can be found here.

Like you, our staff is impacted by the closures of schools, businesses, recreational facilities and the inability to visit friends and loved ones in healthcare facilities. And like you, we look forward to being on the other side of this pandemic event. We will continue, with the invaluable assistance of our employees and partners, to provide essential county services while maintaining compliance with the directives from Governor Inslee, the Kitsap County Public Health District and the Centers for Disease Control.  

Thank you for your ongoing support of Kitsap County.

Kitsap County Board of Commissioners

Charlotte Garrido, Chair

Robert Gelder

Edward E. Wolfe



Recording available of short-course on affordable housing hosted by ​Kitsap County

The Washington State Department of Commerce and Kitsap County provided a short-course on affordable housing March 14, 2019 in Port Orchard that included an overview on the housing crisis, legal aspects of affordable housing, tools to promote affordability, and local government examples.  A recording of the program is available here.  

There are a myriad of related resources, data and other information at the Department of Human Services Housing and Homelessness website: https://www.kitsapgov.com/hs/Pages/HH-Housing-and-Homelessness-Landing.aspx

The Board of Commissioners is the governing body of Kitsap County. There are three members of the Board and each represents one of three geographical districts. Commissioners work to ensure the delivery of services and programs essential to the continued prosperity of  Kitsap County and its citizens.