Kitsap County Current Code Update Projects

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.


The Kitsap County Community Development Department proposes to do administrative or “housekeeping” edits to the Kitsap County Code (KCC). Edits may be related to titles 16, 17, 18 and 21. The Kitsap County Code is one of the County’s key tools for implementing the goals and policies of the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan, and housekeeping and clarifying edits should be made on an annual basis to ensure predictability and consistency for County Staff, elected officials, and the general public.

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The Kitsap County Community Development Department is developing revisions to Kitsap County Code Chapter 17.490 Off-Street Parking and Loading to encourage and require new development and applicable redevelopment to install facilities for bicycle parking and electric vehicle charging. This project builds on suggested changes for bicycle parking presented by the Kitsap County Non-Motorized Facilities Committee in early 2021. 

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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

This update was postponed due to Covid-19 and will resume during the Comprehensive Plan Code Update for 2024.

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.

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Department of Community Development
Planning and Environmental Programs

(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)

Mailing Address

614 Division Street - MS36
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Office Location 

619 Division Street
Port Orchard, Washington


Related Links:

Kitsap County Code
​Board of County Commissioners
​Planning Commission
​Kitsap County Code Updates