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9/30/2021Burn Ban Update

(Port Orchard, WA) - The Kitsap County Fire Marshal announced this morning that, effective noon Thursday, September 30 the outdoor burn ban is lifted.

As of noon Thursday all outdoor burning may resume subject to the normal rules and regulations. Land clearing burning is still prohibited throughout the county and burning permits are required for general outdoor burning. Permits are available free of charge through local fire districts' websites. Recreational burning (fires of less than 3'x3'x2′ in a designated pit and containing only seasoned firewood or charcoal) may be conducted without permits.

9/27/2021Where Is My Permit In Line? Interactive Dashboard

​(Port Orchard, WA) At the beginning of the year, DCD began a project with the UW Student Consulting Lab, where we worked with four graduate students completing their master's in public administration. The students were tasked with evaluating data analytics mechanisms in the department and developing PowerBI Dashboards to increase transparency on our permitting review metrics. The project team met with internal and external stakeholder groups to gain the "voice of the customer" perspective. Those stakeholder groups included DCD Leadership, DCD review staff, KBA/DAG members, and local builders and developers. The students developed three dashboards based on their interviews, two internal and one external. Over the last few months, DCD has been working on syncing the data for automatic and frequent data refreshes and fine-tuning the foundational work the UW students provided. We are proud to be launching the first dashboard the students created – Our NEW Where's My Permit in Line? Dashboard!
Customers identified understanding where a permit is within the review queue as critical. The intuitive dashboard provides permit applicants with an overview of the status, including permit review steps, current days in review, review cycle information, position in the review queue, and helpful links for quick access to other resources.
Our NEW Where's My Permit in Line? Dashboard will be published on our Permit Timeframes & Statistics webpage. All you need to do is enter your permit number and your information will be displayed on your page. There is a quick tutorial video available on using this dashboard.

9/7/2021Buildable Lands Program Update

Provide Comments on a review of Kitsap County's growth trends and future land supply. 

To Learn More, Click Here.

8/18/2021Kitsap Countywide Planning Policies Proposed Revisions

Kitsap County is accepting comments on the proposed revisions to the Kitsap Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs).

To Learn More, Click Here.

4/30/2021DCD Celebrates Building Safety Month - Join Us!

In acknowledgment of Building Safety Month, DCD will host the

Meet The Experts Zoom Series. DCD and industry experts will share their perspectives on the topics listed below. 

Pathways to Careers & Job Outlook  - May 7th, 1-2p

Designing to Mitigate Risks - May 14th, 1-2p 

Water Safety - May 21st, 1-2p

Permitting and the Code  - May 28th, 1-2p

Visit our Facebook page to test your skills at Building Safety Trivia.

Download to learn about and enter the Children's Coloring Contest! 2021 BSM Coloring.pdf

4/8/2021DCD Fee Schedule Changes Proposed

There will be a public hearing held on 4/26/21 regarding changes to the DCD fee schedule, fee policy, and Title 14 Code. Please review the following documents regarding the changes:

DCD Fee Schedule Changes 2021.pdf
DCD Fee Policy Changes 2021.pdf
Title 14 Code Changes.pdf

2/26/2021DCD Announcement Permit Intakes Increase by 625%

As required by law (RCW 19.27), Kitsap County adopted the updated International Code Council's 2018 Building Code on 2/1/2021. Prior to the adoption of the new code, the Department of Community Development (DCD) received a record number of permit applications from customers desiring to apply under the previously published code.

1/9/2021New Building Code Announcement

Kitsap County will adopt a building code change to the 2018 edition published by the International Code Council. Building permit applicants wanting to vest under the current 2015 code edition must have completed permit applications submitted to DCD by January 31, 2021. 

Click here to learn more!

10/19/2020Climate Change Resiliency Assessment

DCD recently completed a Climate Change

Resiliency Assessment in partnership with the cities of Bremerton and Port Orchard. 

Click to learn more!

10/19/2020DCD Permit Application Portal

Coming Soon: 

The DCD Permit Application Portal!
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Jeff Rimack(360)337-5777

Angie Silva, (360)337-5777

David Kinley, (360)337-5777

Senior Management:
Administrative & Permit Services Tina Rice, (360) 337-5777
Building & Fire Safety David Lynam, (360) 337-5777
Development Services & Engineering Scott Diener, (360) 337-5777
Planning & Environmental Programs Liz Williams, (360) 337-5777