Building or Demolishing


Keeping your home safe!

Here at Kitsap County, our number one priority is to keep you, your family, your home and anyone who visits safe. Any time you are planning a home project, we are here to help make sure your project passes life safety concerns and prevents any future, unforeseen disasters from happening.

Building or Demolishing

Not sure what permit type of form to use? Take the Residential Permit Selector below.  For the complete list of projects & permit types visit the Online Permit Forms page.

Are you building or demolishing on the shoreline?
Building or demolishing on a parcel that has critical areas? 
For more information on your buffer and setback requirements,
visit Project My Natural Environment

Common Projects:

Building Permits

Apply for a new or replacement home

Apply for an addition to my home

Apply for a new Commercial Building Permit

​Apply for an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Permit   Not attached to residence

Apply for a Permit for a Garage/Carport/Shed or Accessory Structure (Hobby/Rec Room)

Apply for an Uncovered Deck

Apply for a Residential Fence over Seven Feet High

Demolition Permits

Apply for a Demolition and/or Removal of a Structure - Residential

Apply for a Demolition and/or Removal of a Structure - Commercial

Contact Us! (360) 337-5777 
619 Division St. Port Orchard, WA 98366

Planners & Review Staff Available:

Monday - Friday  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Permit Technicians & General Lobby Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm   

Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Need more assistance? We are here to help!

Related links:

Do I need a building permit? brochure [pdf]

Is My Lot Buildable? brochure [pdf]

Construction Plan Items brochure [pdf]

Mobile or Manufactured Home Demolition brochure [pdf]

Kitsap County Code

Parcel Details

Parcel Search (interactive mapping tool)

Online Permitting Resources

Required Permit Questionnaires - Start here to apply