Kitsap County has free resources and educational tools to help you learn about your property and the steps toward development.
For more information, please see the Is A Lot Buildable Brochure.
Permitting is not just about code requirements but to ensure your family's and your property's safety. Before you tackle any projects, check to see if the project requires a permit.
Removing trees, building a shed, or adding to your home may 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. For example, residential homes are not allowed in Commercial Districts. To find out allowed uses for your property, call us at 360.337.5777, or visit the Kitsap County Code Chapter 17.410 Allowed Uses.
With the help of grant funding from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Kitsap County DCD has put together a land use and development basics series intended to help you understand some of the steps involved in building or developing land. These have taken place in the form of webinars given by our DCD staff and are available for viewing on our Start Here! page. Also available on the page are brochures and links to our Start Here! Professionals to help you get started on your project.
Online Permit Application
Inspection Scheduling & Results
Schedule a meeting with Staff
Do I need a building permit?
Is A Lot Buildable?
Residential Setbacks Brochure
Rezone & Site-Specific Amendments
Good to Know Terms
Kitsap County Code
Parcel Search (Interactive Map)