Here is a quick reference guide to your zone. This information is a summary of your zone’s purpose, allowed uses, density, dimensions, and setbacks. The tables below do not include prohibited uses.
This information summarizes Kitsap County Code and is subject to change. For full information about your zone, please see the Official Kitsap County Code.
In all permit-related decisions, the Official Kitsap County Code governs.
This zone provides for small-scale light industrial, light manufacturing, recycling, mineral processing, and resource-based goods production uses that are compatible with rural character and do not require an urban level of utilities and services.
(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)
In any industrial zone, an industrial park, as further described, may be permitted. An industrial park is intended to provide centers or clusters of not less than twenty acres for most manufacturing and industrial uses under controls which will minimize the effect of such industries on nearby uses. Industrial parks are intended to encourage industrial activities to occur within a park-like environment. Any use permitted outright in industrial zones or by conditional use review when located in an industrial park is subject to the following provisions:
A. Lot Requirements.
1. Lot Setback. Minimum lot setback shall be one hundred feet for any yard abutting a residential zone, unless berming and landscaping approved by the director is provided which will effectively screen and buffer the industrial activities from the residential zone which it abuts; in which case, the minimum setback shall be fifty feet.
a. Front Yard. Minimum front yard setback shall be forty feet.
b. Side Yard. Minimum side yard setback shall be twenty-five feet.
c. Rear Yard. Minimum rear yard setback shall be twenty feet.
2. Lot Coverage. Maximum lot coverage by buildings shall be consistent with provisions set forth in Section 17.420.054, Commercial, industrial, and parks zones density and dimensions table.
a. No service roads, spur tracks, hard stands, or outside storage areas shall be permitted within required yard areas adjacent to residential zones.
b. No yards are required at points where side or rear yards abut a railroad right-of-way or spur track.
3. Fences, walls and hedges will be allowed inside of a boundary planting screen where it is necessary to protect property of the industry concerned, or to protect the public from a dangerous condition with no fence being constructed in a required yard adjacent to public right-of-way.
4. Signs shall be permitted according to the provisions of Chapter 17.510.
5. Off-street parking and loading shall be provided as required by Chapter 17.490. In addition, no off-street parking or loading shall be allowed within fifty feet of an adjacent residential zone, unless the director finds that a buffer will exist that effectively screens the parking and loading from the adjacent residential zone, in which case, no off-street parking or loading shall be allowed within thirty feet of an adjacent residential zone. Off-street parking or loading may be permitted within the side yard but not within a required front yard area. Off-street loading shall not be permitted in a required side or rear yard setback abutting a residential zone. No off-street loading may be permitted within fifty feet of a public right-of-way or access easement.
6. Site Landscaping and Design Plan. As a component of land use review, development within this zone shall be subject to review and approval by the director of a site landscape and design plan. In addition to the requirements of Chapter 17.500 and any required design standards for the area, the following requirements shall apply:
a. All required landscaping shall be installed prior to occupancy.
b. Required rear and side yard setback areas abutting a residential zone shall provide and maintain a dense evergreen buffer which attains a mature height of at least eleven feet, or other screening measure as may be prescribed by the director.
c. Areas which are to be maintained shall be so designated on a landscape plan, and subject to the review and approval of the director.
d. All mechanical, heating and ventilating equipment shall be visually screened.
7. Performance Standards. No land or structure shall be used or occupied within this zone unless there is compliance with the following minimum performance standards:
a. Maximum permissible noise levels shall be in compliance with the Kitsap County noise ordinance.
b. Vibration other than that caused by highway vehicles, trains, and aircraft which is discernible without instruments at the property line of the use concerned is prohibited.
c. Air emissions (smoke and particulate matter) must be approved by the Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Authority.
d. The emission of noxious gases (odors) or matter in such quantities as to be readily detectable at any point beyond the property line of the use causing such odors is prohibited.
e. Heat and Glare. Except for exterior lighting, operations producing heat and glare shall be conducted within an enclosed building. Exterior lighting shall be designed to shield surrounding streets and land uses from nuisance and glare.
8. Administration. As a condition for the granting of a building permit and/or site plan approval, at the request of the director, information sufficient to determine the degree of compliance with the standards in this title shall be furnished by the applicant. Such request may include continuous records of operation, for periodic checks to assure maintenance of standards or for special surveys.
Please note that the tables below only include what is allowed in the corresponding zone and does not include prohibited uses.
Use Table - Permitted Use (P) = This table shows allowed uses that are permitted within the zone with the appropriate permit from the Department of Community Development (DCD). Click here to explore DCD project/permit types.
Use Table - Administrative Conditional Use Permit (ACUP) = This table shows the allowed uses that are permitted within this zone, but will require an Administrative Conditional Use Permit (ACUP)
Use Table - Hearing Examiner Conditional Use Permit (C) = This table shows the allowed uses that are permitted within this zone, but you will be required to apply for an Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to establish conditions to protect public health, safety and welfare and subject to approval by the hearing examiner.
(12) All buildings and activities shall be set back a minimum of fifty feet in FRL, MRO, RW, RP, RR, RCO, RI or parks zones and thirty-five feet in all other zones from a side or rear lot line. All such uses shall access directly to a county right-of-way determined to be adequate by the county engineer, and be able to provide access without causing traffic congestion on local residential streets. Any such use shall not be materially detrimental to any adjacent (existing or future) residential development due to excessive traffic generation, noise, light or other circumstances. The director may increase setback, buffer and landscaping standards or impose other conditions to address potential impacts.
(42) Where a family member is in need of special, frequent and routine care and assistance by reason of advanced age or ill health, a manufactured home or mobile home may be placed upon the same lot as a single-family dwelling for occupancy by the individual requiring or providing such special care subject to the following limitations:
a. Not more than two individuals shall be the recipients of special care;
b. No rent, fee, payment or charge in lieu thereof may be made for use of the single-family dwelling or manufactured/mobile home as between the recipients or providers of special care;
c. The manufactured/mobile home must meet the setback requirements of the zone in which it is situated;
d. A permit must be obtained from the director authorizing such special care manufactured/mobile home. Such permit shall remain in effect for one year and may, upon application, be extended for one-year periods, provided there has been compliance with the requirements of this section;
e. The manufactured/mobile home must be removed when the need for special care ceases; and
f. Placement of the manufactured/mobile home is subject to applicable health district standards for water service and sewage disposal.
(101) Transitory accommodations allowed only pursuant to Chapter 17.505.
Engineering and construction offices
Assembly and packaging operations
Density and Dimensions table
50, when abutting residential zone
email@example.com (360) 337-5777 619 Division St. Port Orchard, WA 98366
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
Need more assistance? We are here to help!
Do I need a Building Permit Brochure [pdf]
Is My Lot Buildable? Brochure [pdf]
My Commercial Business
Commercial Building Plan Requirements Brochure [pdf]
Prepare and Apply for Online Permit
Construction Plan Items Brochure [pdf]
Kitsap County Code