DCD 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

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DCD 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

DCD 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.

New 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!   

Climate 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!


Coming Soon: 
The DCD Permit Application Portal!


2020 Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4-10th 

Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. Your Kitsap County DCD/Building & Fire Safety division is joining this focus on fire safety. We invite you to visit our website and Facebook page to learn about this year's theme: Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen. Stay tuned for more! 

Tips To Save Lives
Press Release Announcement
Tip One: Sprinklers Save Lives - South Kitsap Fire Prevention Video
Tip Two:  I Spy Fire Safety In The Kitchen Video
Tip Three: Cooking Safety - National Fire Protection Association Video
Tip Four: Kitchen Grease Fire Safety Video
Tip Five: Lessons from History - The Chicago Fire of 1871 Video

DCD Performance Statistics Report - September

The DCD Performance Statistics Report is an abridged, quarterly view of DCD Permit Activities. The report provides an accumulative view of Title 21, residential, commercial, and fire permit processing times. The report also provides monthly news and updates from the DCD department. You can find the report HERE.  


New Building Site Plan Submittal Options

DCD has modified the types of documents that can now serve as a permit applicant's building site plan. Check out the new DCD Building Site Plan brochure for more information.
Also available is a revised checklist
 and a Q&A Video.

DCD Past Events and News

Don't see the information you are looking for on this page? If you are in search of previously issued press announcements, please visit the DCD archive page at DCD News and Updates.

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