Land Use & Building Development Basics


fore You Buy Land, Plan Your Dream Home, or
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If you're taking on a project - anything from removing a tree to building a new home - 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.

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If you have questions or need additional information, please contact  
Project Manager, Alicia Adler,

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Webinar Video

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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 as Communication Ambassadors.
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Webinar Video

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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. ​

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Timber Harvesting, & 
Tree Removal

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

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Critical Areas


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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 

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Webinar Video

Stormwater Management/
Site Development Activity Permit (SDAP)

Learn the basics of 
stormwater management
 for your project including information about site development activity permit triggers.

Previously Recorded

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Webinar Video

Stormwater Design Manual
Please reserve your registration link for access to the session. 

SDM Training_Slides

SDM Training 
Breakout Exercises

Sponsored by Kitsap County Departments of
Public Works and Community Development

This interactive training will share updates to the Kitsap County Stormwater Design Manual (SDM). Participants will learn how to use the new online version of the SDM and associated updates to Kitsap County Code Title 12 
Storm Water Drainage.​

Previously Recorded

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Management Act

We'll cover the basics on the Growth Management Act, including what it is, how it protects critical areas, your property and the GMA, as well as how you can get involved.
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Prepare, Apply & Manage

We'll cover the basics on considerations to make and steps to take when developing a Single Family Residence (SFR) project. This webinar will summarize points from previous webinars and incorporate some new information to consider when developing an SFR.

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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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