Why is the Comprehensive Plan Being Updated?

Kitsap County's Comprehensive Plan includes a 20-year blueprint for local policies, planning and capital facility investment and it is required by Washington State's Growth Management Act (GMA) to be updated periodically.

This is an opportunity to revise population and employment growth targets with the most up to date data, review existing goals and policies, write new policies that reflect the priorities of communities in unincorporated Kitsap County, and confirm that all federal, state, and local requirements are met.

The next update of the County's Comprehensive Plan is due in December of 2024. The 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update will plan for the next 20 years of population and employment growth through the year 2044.

Project Overview and Schedule

The purpose of the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update is to comply with the requirements of the GMA in RCW 36.70A.130:

  • Plan for the next 20 years of population and employment growth.
  • Review and revise the comprehensive plan and development regulations to ensure they comply with the requirements of the GMA.

The final deadline for adoption of any updates is December, 2024.  

*Detailed schedule in development

Submit a Request for Land Use Change or Text Amendment

As part of its 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update, Kitsap County will be soliciting reclassification and change requests for potential inclusion in the updated Comprehensive Plan, Capital Facilities Plan and development regulations.  This process provides an opportunity for the public, community groups, jurisdictions, and special purpose districts to have specific land, text, or other requests reviewed and considered by the Board of Commissioners. 

Learn more here

Requests for a property change should complete a Reclassification Request – Property Change Form

Requests for a text change should complete a Comprehensive Plan Request – Text Change Form

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How Can I Get Involved?

There are several ways to be involved in the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update.

  • Sign up to receive text or email notifications, including project announcements, information about outreach events, surveys, and other public participation opportunities. Select "Comprehensive Plan Announcements" from the list of topics.
  • Send us an email at compplan@kitsap.gov to let us know what you think or contact project staff.
  • Attend a meeting, listed on the right, when there are scheduled upcoming public events.
  • If you would like the Comprehensive Plan team to give a presentation to your community, please reach out to compplan@kitsap.gov.
  • More opportunities to participate will be added throughout the process. 

 Upcoming Events

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Department of Community Development

Planning and Environmental Programs

(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)



614 Division Street - MS36
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Office Location 

619 Division Street
Port Orchard, Washington


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Current and Past Comprehensive Plans

Home for current and past Comprehensive Plans

Code, Code Updates, and Director's Code Interpretations

​Links to the complete Kitsap County Code, the code update process, and Director's interpretations of the code.

Community Development Maps

Home for all the planning and regulatory maps for Community Development.

Subarea and Community Plans

Subarea plans are a type of long-range planning for a limited geographic area within a community.  Here you will find Subarea plans, Limited Areas of More Intense Rural Development, and Community Plans.

Buildable Land Program and Land Capacity Analysis

The Buildable Lands Report is a "look back' to review consistency between actual and planned densities.  It answers if development is occurring as envisioned by the Comprehensive Plan and if there is sufficient land supply for population and employment growths.

Washington State Department of Commerce

Hearings Board

Washington Administration Code

Regional Planning for a Sustainable Future | Puget Sound Regional Council

Growth Management Act