Welcome to the Permit Application Portal

Your Intuitive Guide to the Permit Application Process 

The permit application portal is now available when applying for residential and fire permits. If you would like to apply for any other permit type, please click here to access the classic DCD permit application

We are in the process of expanding the portal for all permit types, and soon this portal will be the starting point for all your Kitsap County-based permitting needs. 
Some of the features you will find in this new intuitive permit application process include a real-time, guided application process, a user-friendly and intuitive completion process, a trackable application progress status, a streamlined approach to applying for your permit, and more! Click here to view a step-by-step instruction booklet or view the instruction videos linked below.


A Step-by-Step Overview of Utilizing the Permit Application Portal

The first step is to create an account in the Permit Application Portal.
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Answer some questions about your project.
(Click to view instruction video)
Based on your answers, the Permit Application Portal will determine which documents you need to upload. (Click to view instruction video)

You will need to pay for your permit before you move into the review.
(Click to view instruction video)
You will receive a notification when your permit has been placed in-queue-for-review.

Click to view: Permit Application Instruction Booklet

Contact Us

help@kitsap1.com (360) 337-5777 

619 Division St. Port Orchard, WA 98366

  • In response to
    COVID-19, DCD hours of operation are modified as follows:

  • Lobby Hours 
  • Closed Until Further Notice

Online Permit Application/Status Check/Inspection Scheduling & Results: Available 24/7

 Permit Processing Timeframes

​Each permit application's processing time is as unique as the project it represents. 

While it is difficult to assign a specific timeframe, DCD does provide regularly updated information on residential building, land use, and engineering permit submittal timeframes that permit applicants can easily access. 

For general information on permit processing timeframes, please click here to visit the 
DCD Timeframes & Statistics
 website page for information on current ​review timeframes and statistics. 

This page will also connect viewers to the "Where Is My Residential Permit In-Line" 
website page. 

 Permit Costs

Permit costs vary contingent upon
the proposed project. 

DCD Permit Services can, however, provide a project-specific estimate for the project type
you have in mind.

 Please contact DCD Permit Services, 
 via the contact information listed below, for more details

 DCD Review Team Members


 The following DCD staff members assist permit applicants in the processing and evaluation of their permit applications.
 As members of the DCD Review Team, they each serve a unique role in the permit application review process.

Building Plans Examiners
Evaluation of building code, construction plans, and energy code


Environmental Planners
Evaluation of tree removal, buffers, & and critical areas, including wetlands, slopes, waterfront, seismic hazards.


Fire Marshal
Evaluation of fire alarms, sprinkler systems, fire hydrant road access requirements, and building
construction plans.

Code Compliance
Evaluations of permits submitted as a result of a code compliance action

Land Use and Environmental Planners
Evaluation of allowed uses, setbacks, subdivisions, tree removal, development proposed around wetlands, slopes, waterfront, and other critical area features


Development Engineering Reviewers
Evaluation of stormwater treatment and impervious surfaces, grading, and development infrastructure

The DCD Review Team is additionally available for project-specific consultations. To learn more: please click here!