Kitsap County Zoning

Zoning classifies, designates, and regulates the development of land for agriculture, forest, mineral resource extraction, residential, commercial, industrial, and public land uses for the unincorporated area of Kitsap County. Further, it is the purpose of zoning to provide for predictable, judicious, efficient, timely, and reasonable administration respecting due process set forth in Kitsap County Code Title 17- Zoning and other applicable laws; and to protect and promote the public health, safety and general welfare.

​Classification of Zones

Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation​

​Zone Classification

​Rural Residential

​Rural Residential

1 dwelling unit/5 acres
​Rural Protection

​Rural Protection

​1 dwelling unit/10 acres
​Rural Wooded

​Rural Wooded

​1 dwelling unit/20 acres
​Forest Resource Lands

Forest Resource Lands

​1 dwelling unit/40 acres
​Mineral Resource Overlay

Mineral Resource Overlay

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​Urban Low-Density Residential

Urban Restricted

​1 - 5 dwelling units/acre
(up to 10 in Gorst)

Greenbelt

1 - 4 dwelling units/acre

​Urban Low Residential

5 - 9 dwelling units/acres

Urban Cluster Residential

5 - 9 dwelling units/acres
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​Urban Medium-Density Residential

​Urban Medium Residential

​10 - 18 dwelling units/acres
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​Urban High-Density Residential

Urban High Residential

19 -30 dwelling units/acres
(up to 60 in the Silverdale Regional Growth Center)

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​Urban High-Intensity Commercial

​Commercial

10 - 30 dwelling units/acre​

Regional Center

10 -30 dwelling units/acres
(up to 60 in the Silverdale Regional Growth Center)

​Low Intensity Commercial​

10 - 30 dwelling units/acre​​
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​Urban Low-Intensity Commercial

​Urban Village Center

​10 - 18 dwelling units/acre

​Neighborhood Commercial

​10 - 30 dwelling units/acre​​
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​Rural Commercial

​Rural Commercial

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​Urban Industrial

​Business Park

​Business Center

Industrial

​Rural Industrial

​Rural Industrial

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​Public Facilities

Park

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Limited Area of More Intense Rural Development (LAMIRD) Type I ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​​​

Keyport Rural Village​

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Keyport Village Commercial​Maximum density 5 dwelling units/acre
Keyport Village Low Residential​​Maximum density 2 dwelling units/acre
​Keyport Village Residential​Maximum density 5 dwelling units/acre

Manchester Rural Village​ ​

​Manchester Village Commercial​Maximum density 5 dwelling units/acre
​Manchester Village Low Residential​Maximum density 2 dwelling units/acre
​Manchester Village ResidentialMaximum density 4 dwelling units/acre​

Port Gamble Rural Historic Town​ ​

​Port Gamble Rural Historic Town CommercialMaximum density 2.5 dwelling units/acre​
​Port Gamble Rural Historic Town Residential​Maximum density 2.5 dwelling units/acre
​Port Gamble Rural Historic Waterfront​Maximum density 2.5 dwelling units/acre

Suquamish Rural Village​ ​

Suquamish Village Commercial
​Suquamish Village Low Residential​Maximum density 2 dwelling units/acre
​Suquamish Village ResidentialMaximum density 2 dwelling units/acre​
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​​Limited Area of More Intense Rural Development (LAMIRD) Type III

Rural Employment Center

Twelve ​Trees Employment Center

CONTACT US

help@kitsap1.com

(360) 337-5777
 

Mailing Address

614 Division Street - MS36
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Office Location 

619 Division Street
Port Orchard, Washington

Planners & Review Staff Available:

Monday - Friday  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Permit Technicians & General Lobby Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm   

Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Related Links:

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Residential Setbacks Brochure [PDF Brochure]

Kitsap County Code

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