My Commercial Business




Keeping your Business Safe! 

Kitsap County values the business community and in partnership, we want to keep you, your business, and your customers safe.  Anytime you have a project, are moving, or starting a business, we are here to help make sure your business passes life safety concerns and prevent any future unforeseen disasters from happening.


Commercial/Business Permits

Below are some of the most common Commercial/Business permits:

  • Commercial Construction - New, Addition, Replacement
  • Certificate of Occupancy Revision, No Work Permit
  • Certificate of Occupancy Revision, No Work Permit for Food, Drink Processing, Selling or Consuming
  • Tenant Improvement - No work, Occupancy Only
  • Tenant Improvement - Major
  • Tenant Improvement - Minor (Window Replacement, Interior Work, etc.)
  • Sign Permit
  • Demolition and/or Removal of a Structure
  • Fence - Commercial
  • Mechanical and Plumbing
  • Cell Towers and Antennas - New or Co-Locates
  • Waterfront Structure
  • Fire/Storm Damage, Same Footprint
  • Re-roof and/or Re-Siding

Fire Code Permits

In addition to commercial permits, some commercial projects may also need Fire Code Permits. Below is a list of some of the most common Fire Code Permits:

  • Type 1 Hood and Duct Suppression System
  • Fire Alarm - Minor Modification to Existing System
  • Fire Alarm - New System or Major Modification
  • Fire Sprinkler - Minor Modification to Existing System
  • Fire Sprinkler/Underground Fire Line - New System or Major Modification

Getting Your Permit Started

Getting started with your permit is a simple process. Check out our Permitting Resources page for step-by-step instructions.


Risk Check - Inspection Program for Commercial Businesses

Risk Check is Kitsap County's Commercial Occupancy Fire & Life Safety Inspection Program. This program replaces the annual inspections that were previously conducted by the local Fire Departments and uses a risk assessment to prioritize the frequency of inspections based on the known risk of each business. Businesses with a higher fire and life safety risk are scheduled to be inspected more frequently, example: a hospital would be inspected more often than an office building. For more information about this program, or to work with Risk Check staff on scheduling your inspection, visit the Risk Check Page.