Land Use & Building Development Basics


fore You Buy Land, Plan Your Dream Home, or
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Whether you're putting up a new deck, building your dream home, or clearing trees, the 
Start Here! Educational Program is here to provide basic-level land use and
building development project information.

DCD is building content for a series of basic-level brochures and webinars covering several different topics that you'll find helpful to planning and completing your land or building project.
Thank you for your patience as we build content. Please view the webinar schedule, recordings, and existing brochures below. Advance registration is required for webinar attendance. 

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If you have questions or need additional information, please contact  
Project Manager, Eugenie Jones-Laughridge,

                       START HERE! Webinar Series

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Industry Professionals

You're Invited to the 
Start Here!
Introduction Webinar

Kitsap County Department of Community Development/DCD is launching a new education and outreach program to assist land use of building development customers. 
We are inviting industry representatives to join us
for a special introductory webinar!

Previously Recorded

Building Site Plans

​This webinar addresses Building Site Plan submittal standards, provides a big-picture perspective of the submittal/approval process, discusses the submittal requirements checklist, and reviews example
building site plan drawing. ​

1:00 pm

​Clearing, Timber Harvesting, and Tree Removal

Registration Required
Click Here to Register

Learn the basics of timber harvest, tree removal,
or clearing within Kitsap County

1:00 pm

Critical Areas

Registration Opens 7/28/21

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Many properties in Kitsap County contain or are located near critical areas. Attend this webinar for the basics of critical area land use and building development 

1:00 pm

Site Development Activity Permit (SDAP)

Registration Opens 8/28/21

The SDAP is a unique permit that provides a plan that ensures stormwater quantity, infrastructure features, and more. This webinar will give you an understanding of what and how-tos of obtaining your SDAP.
1:00 pm
Stormwater Management

Learn the basics of stormwater management and erosion control measures for your project. 

Additional Webinars Will 
Be Announced 
Please revisit this page
for updates

If you miss a live webinar,
please revisit this page after the
scheduled session to access a link
to the recorded session.

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Start Here!
DCD Communication Ambassadors
Start Here! Communication Ambassadors are industry professionals (building contractors, septic designers, realtors, geologists, architects, etc...) who partner with DCD by sharing access to this program's educational resources
with their clients. They view or attend an introductory webinar and provide a link to this page on their website.

These ambassadors serve a vital role in ensuring that beginning land use
and building development clients
start their project informed and
ready for project success. 
Click here to view a list of
DCD Communication Ambassadors.

If you are an industry representative, providing land use, building development, real estate,
or other service-related businesses,
DCD invites you to become a
Start Here! Communication Ambassador. To learn more, please email Start Here! Project Manager at


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