Here is a quick reference guide to your zone. This information is intended to supply you with a summary of your zones purpose, allowed uses, density, dimensions, and setbacks. The tables below do not include prohibited uses. All information must be verified by the Official Kitsap County Code.
This zone is intended to encourage the preservation of forest uses and agricultural activities, retain an area’s rural character and conserve the natural resources while providing for some rural residential use. This zone is further intended to discourage activities and facilities that can be considered detrimental to the maintenance of timber production. Residents of rural wooded (RW) residential tracts shall recognize that they can be subject to normal and accepted farming and forestry practices on adjacent parcels.
(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)
All plats, short plats, development permits and building permits issued for land development activities on or within five hundred feet of designated, undeveloped forest resource lands (FRL) shall contain the following notice:
The subject property is within or near land in which resource activities are permitted and encouraged, including a variety of activities which may not be compatible with residential development for certain periods of limited duration. In addition to other activities, these may include noise, dust, smoke, visual impacts and odors resulting from harvesting, planting, application of fertilizers, herbicides and associated reclamation and management activities. When performed in accordance with state and federal law, these resource activities are not subject to legal action as a nuisance.
101. Transitory accommodations allowed only pursuant to Chapter 17.505.
Allowed primary agricultural uses and accessory agricultural uses or agritourism are defined by the Agricultural Code
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.
Accessory living quarters
Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses
Accessory use or structure
Adult family home
Dwelling, single-family detached (includes
Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
Parks and open space
Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental
Accessory dwelling units
Race track, minor
Recreational facilities, private
Recreational facilities, public
Recreational vehicle camping parks
Public facilities and electric power and natural
gas utility facilities, substations, ferry terminals, and commuter
Cemeteries, mortuaries, and crematoriums
Aggregate extractions sites
17.420.052 Density and Dimensions table
Maximum density (du/acre)
Minimum lot size
Maximum lot size
Minimum lot width (feet)
Minimum lot depth (feet)
Maximum height (feet)
Maximum impervious surface coverage
Maximum lot coverage
Minimum front (feet)
Maximum front (feet)
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