Your Community Development

Your partner in building safe, resilient, and sustainable
Kitsap County communities!

Kitsap County Department of Community Development (DCD) partners with residential and commercial customers to provide guidance and assistance through the design, building, and project review process. 

In each of the efforts, we are committed to ensuring our residents' safety, facilitating the construction of reliable and sustainable communities, and preserving our county's uniquely beautiful natural resources. 

Get To Know DCD

We invite you view the video below and discover how Community Development serves Kitsap County. You can learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we partner with residents just like you.

DCD is results-driven, continually evaluating what we do and how we do it through a prism of process improvement. We are committed to fulfilling our stewardship responsibilities to the people, communities, lands, and waterways of Kitsap County in the most effective and forward-thinking means possible. 

Join the DCD Team

Looking for a great place to work? Join the Community Development team. We allow our team the opportunity to learn and grow within our positive and innovative work environment; we empower our team to make decisions and pride ourselves on a culture of continuous improvement. View our open positions and the many benefits of being a part of our team.

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  • Our Mission

    We foster the development of quality, affordable, safe, and environmentally sound communities.

    Our Vision

    DCD is a partnering resource that helps residents achieve their land and building development goals while protecting our natural environment.

    Our Core Values

    • We provide excellent customer service to our citizens.
    • We engage and empower our staff to make a difference for our citizens and our community.
    • We treat all people with dignity and respect.
    • We make transparent decisions.
    • We continually strive to be a destination workplace.

  • Our Leadership Team

    DCD Director 

    Assistant Director/
    Chief Building Official

    David Kinley

    Administrative & Permit Services
    Building and Fire Safety
    Development Engineering
    Planning & Environmental Programs