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​Kitsap County Department of Community Development
619 Division St.
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Contact Us

Please include your project name and permit number, if applicable, in the subject line of your email. (360) 337-5777 

Lobby Hours  (In-Person)

    • Tuesday - 9 am to 12 noon (walk-in or by appt)
      Staffed by: Permit Technicians, Code Compliance Staff, and Building Code Reviewers
  • Wednesday & Thursday - 9 am - 12 noon (walk-in or by appt)
    Staffed by: Permit Technicians, Code Compliance Staff, and
    Building Code, 
     Land Use, Environmental, and Stormwater Reviewers

Don't wait in line, save some time.
Book an appointment to meet with DCD Staff
Appointments are highly encouraged as wait times can be long and appointments will take precedence over walk-ins.

Virtual Meetings

Online Permit Application/Status Check/

Inspection Scheduling & Results: Available 24/7

Live Chat with Permit Technicians, Land Use, and Building:

  • Learn more about who we are, and what we do, here at DCD.
  • General Inquiries ​Phone

    General Inquiries Email 

    Mailing Address


    Check Your Permit Status

    Please have your permit number ready.

    Please include your project name and permit number, if applicable, in the subject line of your email.

    ​(360) 337-5777

    619 Division St. MS-36

    Port Orchard, WA 98366

    Online Permit CenterWhere's My Permit In Line?, or

    call (360)337-5777

    ​Director, CBO 

    Assistant Director, 

    Assistant Director, CBO

    Jeff Rimack

    David Kinley

    Senior Management:
    Administrative & Permit Services Tina Rice
    Building & Fire Safety David Lynam
    Planning and Environmental Programs

    Planning Supervisors:

    Current Planning (Land Use and Environmental Review)

    Development Engineering
    Scott Diener

    Katharine Shaffer

    Samantha Long
    Long Range Planning 

    Natural Resource
    Colin Poff

    Kirvie Mesebeluu-Yobech

    Kitsap County News


    ​The DCD Lobby will be CLOSED for in-person services on Mondays and Fridays, effective September 6th.

    We will continue to focus on processing and reviewing your permit applications during this time.

    The lobby will remain open for in-person services Tuesday-Thursday from 9 am-Noon.

    Live Chat with Permit Technicians, Land Use, Building, and 
    Environmental Staff will still be available, Monday - Thursday, 9 am - Noon.

    Virtual and phone appointments will still be available, Tuesday-Friday.


    The Kitsap County Department of Community Development (DCD) is always looking for ways to improve the transparency and accessibility of public information for our community. We have recently completed a new website intended to help you navigate the process of gathering information from public records. 

    Please use this page as your first resource for gathering your DCD public record information. Should you still require our assistance please contact us and we will be glad to further assist.


    ​(Port Orchard, WA) - The Kitsap County Fire Marshal announces a Stage One ban on outdoor burning starting midnight, Friday, August 5.

    Check the burn ban web page for more information.


    ​Local events to support Building Safety Month include:

    Olympic College Job Fair
    Wednesday, May 4th
    12pm - 3pm
    Olympic College, Bremerton

    Peninsula Home & Garden Show
    Friday, May 13th through Sunday, May 15th
    Kitsap County Fairgrounds

    Port Orchard Farmer's Market
    Saturday, May 28th
    9am - 2pm

    Kitsap Kids' Day
    Saturday, June 4th
    10am - 2:30pm
    Kitsap County Fairgrounds

    Help us celebrate Building Safety Month 2022 by joining the building safety conversation, coming by to say hello at any of our events, and showing us how you are participating using #kitsapbuildingsafetymonth22 on social media.


    ​(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.


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

    To Learn More, Click Here.


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

    To Learn More, Click Here.


    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


    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


    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.

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