Protect your investment and research before you buy! Below is information about Kitsap County's free resources that can help you learn all about your property.
For more information, please see the Is A Lot Buildable Brochure
Permitting is not just about code requirements, but to also ensure the safety of your family and your property. Before you tackle any projects check to see if the project requires a permit.
Examples: removing trees, building a shed, addition to your home, may all require permits.
Some project questions may be answered here: Do I need a Building Permit?
Certain uses, or projects are allowed in some zones and not in others. Example, residential homes are not allowed in Commercial Districts. To find out allowed uses for your property call us (360) 337-5777, or visit the Kitsap County Code Chapter 17.410 Allowed Uses.
email@example.com (360) 337-5777
619 Division St. Port Orchard, WA 98366
In response to COVID-19, DCD hours of operation are modified as follows:
Closed Until Further Notice
Online Permit Application/Status Check/Inspection Scheduling & Results: Available 24/7
Live Chat with Permit Techs:
Monday - Thursday, 9am to 4pm, Friday, 9am to 1pm. Click "Chat Now" pop-up window
Live Chat with Land Use Staff
Monday-Friday, 9am - 12 NoonClick "Chat Now" pop-up window
Live Chat with Stormwater and Environmental staff:
Monday - Thursday, 9:30am to 11am. Click "Chat Now" pop-up window
Need more assistance? We are here to help!
Is A Lot Buildable? [PDF Brochure]
Residential Setbacks Brochure [PDF Brochure]
Kitsap County Code
Meet with Staff
Do I need a building permit?
Parcel Search (Interactive Map)
Good to Know Terms
Professional Service Providers
- Architects & Designers
- Biologists, Geologists, Surveyors
- Contractors- Engineers