Please note that the Kitsap County Department of Community Development has postponed updating parking area requirements to allow for additional public engagement and to develop additional alternatives.
Kitsap County is currently working on the Stormwater Design Manual Update. Information for this update can be found here.
Kitsap County is updating the requirements found in the Zoning Use Table
which may impact what can be built in your neighborhood. The purpose of the
update is to remove barriers to investment in urban growth areas to help
support affordable housing and economic development. The update will also
remove barriers to investment in rural commercial and industrial areas to help
support rural economies that serve the needs of local residents. The Kitsap County Department of Community
Development is working with the community to develop the Department's
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The Board of County Commissioner Special Projects division is developing policies regarding Vacation Rentals in Kitsap County. Please view the project website here.
Program and Project Information
In late December 2018, the Kitsap County Department of Community Development introduced draft changes to Kitsap County Code (KCC) Chapter 18.16 Timber Harvest. The proposed changes will enable Kitsap County to assume sole regulatory authority from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) over Class IV-General Forest Practices in accordance with RCW 76.09. Assumption of authority through permitting and enforcement will help to ensure forest practices in the County adhere to the requirements of the Forest Practices Act, the State Environmental Policy Act, and implement the County Comprehensive Plan. Additionally, the program will streamline permitting and monitoring practices.
The proposed amendments, staff reports, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) determinations, and other information regarding these amendments are available for your consideration.
The comment period is
open until noticed otherwise in the Review and Consideration Schedule
below. Notices for comment and testimony periods will also be sent out
via GovDelivery and NextDoor messages.
How can I submit comments about these amendments?
Written comments may address the proposed amendments and staff reports; the SEPA Determination will be noticed and published as required under law. To be included in the official record, written comments must be submitted to the Department of Community Development. Comments may be:
Public Hearing (Planning Commission, TBD)
Oral and written testimony may be given to the Kitsap Board of County Commissioners during the public hearing. The Board of County Commissioner public hearing has not yet been scheduled. See the Review and Consideration Schedule below for updates.
Tips for preparing comments
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Review and Consideration Schedule
Update to Kitsap County Code Chapter 18.16 Timber Harvest and 21.04 Project Permit Application Procedures
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(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)
614 Division Street - MS36 Port Orchard, WA 98366
619 Division Street Port Orchard, Washington