Suquamish Rural Village

Quick Reference Guide

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.

​  Purpose

In 2000, the Suquamish limited area of more intense rural development, or LAMIRD, was established in the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan and includes Suquamish village commercial (SVC), Suquamish village low residential (SVLR), and Suquamish village residential (SVR). These amendments within the LAMIRD designation provided an opportunity to help reconcile the county’s historical land use pattern within the parameters of the Growth Management Act (GMA). The purpose of this section is to reflect the rural character of the Suquamish areas as prescribed by the Suquamish Rural Village Subarea Plan.

In the event of a conflict between the requirements of these regulations for the Suquamish Rural Village Subarea Plan and any other statute, rule, ordinance or regulation, the more restrictive requirement shall govern.

    Special Provisions

Within the area identified as the Suquamish Rural Village Subarea Plan, the following conditions apply to all existing, newly created and/or reconfigured lots.

A.    All new construction, including any site development activity permit (SDAP), grading or building permit requiring access to a county right-of-way, must undergo appropriate review by the department of public works to meet current right-of-way use requirements before any site work may begin.

B.    No right-of-way may be opened or improved without the approval of the director of the department of public works or his designee (director).

C.    No grading of more than twenty-five cubic yards of earth may occur unless a site development activity permit (SDAP) is first obtained.

D.    Drainage review is required prior to issuance of any SDAP or building permit. When the issuance of a grading or building permit will result in an increase in the total amount of impervious surface that currently exists on a lot:

1.    The director will review each SDAP and building permit application to determine whether special drainage requirements are necessary to prevent newly installed impervious surfaces from creating a drainage problem or exacerbating an existing drainage problem. In making this determination, the director may consult the citizen complaint databases, perform an on-site inspection, review the condition of the receiving downstream drainage system, review the Kitsap County soil survey, and consult with the surface and storm water management program to determine if the Suquamish Drainage Study, currently underway, has identified drainage problems or corrections that are located in the vicinity of the application. The director will conduct his review in accordance with the “Downstream Analysis” section of Chapter 2 of the county’s Storm Water Design Manual;

2.    If, in the opinion of the director, the proposal will not create a drainage problem or exacerbate an existing drainage problem, the applicant will be required to meet the minimum drainage and erosion control requirements of the storm water management ordinance (Chapters 12.04 through 12.32);

3.    If, in the opinion of the director, the proposal will create or exacerbate an existing drainage problem then, before the director can recommend approval of the application, the applicant may be required to:

a.    Provide an engineered drainage plan that addresses impacts of increased runoff on adjacent and downstream properties;

b.    Provide on-site storm water management BMPs to reduce or eliminate surface water discharge; and/or

c.    Improve or contribute to the improvement of the downstream drainage system.

Classification of zones

​Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation

​Zone Classification

Categorical Use

​Map Symbol

Minimum​Density

​Maximum Density

​Rural Development (LAMIRD) Type I​Suquamish​Suquamish Village Commercial​SVC​Not applicable​0
This zone is not intended to accommodate population growth and therefore do not have allowed density.  However, limited new residential uses may occur in these zones which support the intent of these zones to provide employment and services.  Therefore, up to one dwelling unit may be allowed per existing parcel for the limited residential uses allowed in Kitsap County Code Chapter 17.410​​ ​ ​ ​
Suquamish Village Low Residential​SVLRNot applicable​​2 dwelling units/acre
​Suquamish Village Residential​SVRNot applicable​2 dwelling units/acre

Suquamish Rural Village Sub-Area Plan

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

Allowed Uses and Density, Dimensions, and Design

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.

​Suquamish Village Commercial

   Use Table - Permitted Use (P)

​RESIDENTIAL USE

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Adult family home
​(41) Adult family homes serving one to six residents (excluding proprietors) are permitted uses. Adult family homes serving more than six applicable residents (excluding proprietors) require an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP).
​Dwelling, existing

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure
(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Nonmotorized recreation rental
(95) Allowed on all port district property.
​Custom art and craft stores

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​​Accessory use or structure
​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Parks and open space
11.    A circus, carnival, animal display, or amusement ride may be allowed through a Type I administrative review in all industrial zones and any commercial zones, except neighborhood commercial (NC), Keyport village commercial (KVC), or Manchester village commercial (MVC) for a term not to exceed ninety days, with a written approval of the director. The director may condition such approval as appropriate to the site. The director's decision may be appealed to the hearing examiner.

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Public facilities and electric power and natural gas utility facilities, substations, ferry terminals, and commuter park-and-ride lots
​(16) The erection, construction, alteration, or maintenance of overhead or underground utilities by a public utility, municipality, governmental agency, or other approved party shall be permitted in any zone; provided, that any permanent above-ground structures not located within a right-of-way or easement shall be subject to the review of the director. Utility transmission and distribution lines and poles may exceed the height limits otherwise provided for in this title. Water towers which exceed thirty-five feet in height, solid waste collection, transfer and/or handling sites in any zone shall be subject to a conditional use permit. These provisions do not apply to wireless communication facilities, which are specifically addressed in Chapter 17.530.

​INDUSTRIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).

​RESOURCE LAND USES

​Footnotes

​​Accessory use or structure
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Forestry


   Use Table - Administrative Conditional Use Permit (ACUP)

​RESIDENTIAL USE

​Footnotes

​Adult family home
​(41) Adult family homes serving one to six residents (excluding proprietors) are permitted uses. Adult family homes serving more than six applicable residents (excluding proprietors) require an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP).
​Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental
​(34)  Bed and breakfast houses or vacation rentals with one to four rooms require an administrative conditional use permit; bed and breakfast houses with five or more rooms require a hearing examiner conditional use permit. Bed and breakfast houses serving meals to patrons other than overnight guests require a hearing examiner conditional use permit.

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Automobile service station
​(6) Where permitted, automobile service stations shall comply with the following provisions:
a.    Sale of merchandise shall be conducted within a building, except for items used for the maintenance and servicing of automotive vehicles;
b.    No automotive repairs other than incidental minor repairs or battery or tire changing shall be allowed;
c.    The station shall not directly abut a residential zone; and
d.    All lighting shall be of such illumination, direction, and color as not to create a nuisance on adjoining property or a traffic hazard.
​Day-care center
​(14) In those zones that prohibit residential uses, family day-care centers are only allowed in existing residential structures. Day-care centers shall have a minimum site size of ten thousand square feet and shall provide and thereafter maintain outdoor play areas with a minimum area of seventy-five square feet per child of total capacity. A sight-obscuring fence of at least four feet in height shall be provided, separating the play area from abutting lots. Adequate off-street parking and loading space shall be provided.
​Day-care center, family
​(14) In those zones that prohibit residential uses, family day-care centers are only allowed in existing residential structures. Day-care centers shall have a minimum site size of ten thousand square feet and shall provide and thereafter maintain outdoor play areas with a minimum area of seventy-five square feet per child of total capacity. A sight-obscuring fence of at least four feet in height shall be provided, separating the play area from abutting lots. Adequate off-street parking and loading space shall be provided.

​Fitness center

​General office and management services – less than 4,000 s.f.

​General office and management services – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.

​General office and management services – 10,000 s.f. or greater

​General retail merchandise stores – less than 4,000 s.f.

​General retail merchandise stores – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.

​Laundromats and laundry services

​Lumber and bulky building material sales

​Nursery, retail

​Nursery, wholesale

​Personal services – skin care, massage, manicures, hairdresser/barber

​Restaurants

​Veterinary clinics/animal hospitals

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​Club, civic or social

​Golf courses

​Marinas

​Recreational facilities, private

​Recreational facilities, public

11.    A circus, carnival, animal display, or amusement ride may be allowed through a Type I administrative review in all industrial zones and any commercial zones, except neighborhood commercial (NC), Keyport village commercial (KVC), or Manchester village commercial (MVC) for a term not to exceed ninety days, with a written approval of the director. The director may condition such approval as appropriate to the site. The director's decision may be appealed to the hearing examiner.​ ​

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​Government/public structures

​Places of worship

​(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.

​Private or public schools

​(20) Site plans for public schools shall include an area identified and set aside for the future placement of a minimum of four portable classroom units. The area set aside may not be counted towards meeting required landscaping or parking requirements.


   Use Table - Hearings Examiner Conditional Use Permit (C)

​RESIDENTIAL USE

​Footnotes

​Accessory dwelling units
​​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses
​Accessory living quarters
​​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses

​Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental

​(34)  Bed and breakfast houses or vacation rentals with one to four rooms require an administrative conditional use permit; bed and breakfast houses with five or more rooms require a hearing examiner conditional use permit. Bed and breakfast houses serving meals to patrons other than overnight guests require a hearing examiner conditional use permit.

​Dwelling, single-family attached

​Dwelling, single-family detached (includes manufactured homes)

​Guest house

​​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses

​Residential care facility

11.    A circus, carnival, animal display, or amusement ride may be allowed through a Type I administrative review in all industrial zones and any commercial zones, except neighborhood commercial (NC), Keyport village commercial (KVC), or Manchester village commercial (MVC) for a term not to exceed ninety days, with a written approval of the director. The director may condition such approval as appropriate to the site. The director's decision may be appealed to the hearing examiner.​ ​


   Density, Dimensions, and Design

Standard

Density and Dimensions table


​Minimum density (du/acre)NA
​Maximum density (du/acre)​0
(19) This zone is not intended to accommodate population growth and therefore do not have allowed density.  However, limited new residential uses may occur in these zones which support the intent of these zones to provide employment and services.  Therefore, up to one dwelling unit may be allowed per existing parcel for the limited residential uses allowed in Kitsap County Code Chapter 17.410​

​Minimum lot sizeNA
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
​Maximum lot size​NA
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
​Minimum lot width (feet)NA
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
​Minimum lot depth (feet)​NA
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
​Maximum height (feet)35
(40)  Height limitations set forth elsewhere in this title shall not apply to the following: barns, silos, or other farm buildings and structures, provided they are not less than fifty feet from every lot line; chimneys, spires on places of worship, belfries, cupolas, domes, smokestacks, flagpoles, grain elevators, cooling towers, solar energy systems, monuments, fire house towers, masts, aerials, elevator shafts, and other similar projections; and outdoor theater screens, provided said screens contain no advertising matter other than the name of the theater. The proponent seeking exception to the height limitation shall certify that the object being considered under this provision will not shade an existing solar energy system which, by the determination of the director, contributes substantially to the space- or water-heating requirements of a building.
​Maximum impervious surface coverage

40%

(​6)  Building replacements and remodels shall not create in excess of a total of forty percent hard surface for lot area or more than the total existing hard surface area, whichever is greater.
​Maximum lot coverage​NA
​Setbacks
​(34) Development abutting a street for which a standard has been established by the Kitsap County arterial plan shall provide a special setback from the centerline of said street or a distance adequate to accommodate one-half of the right-of-way standard established by the arterial plans for the street. The building setback required by the underlying zone shall be in addition to the special setback and shall be measured from the edge of the special setback line. The special setback area shall be treated as additional required yard area and reserved for future street widening purposes.


(48) Shoreline properties are subject to Title 22 and may have additional buffers and setbacks requirements not listed in the density and dimension tables. Properties constrained by critical areas are subject to Title 19 and may have additional buffers and setbacks requirements not listed in the density and dimension tables. Cornices, canopies, eaves, belt courses, sills, bay windows, fireplaces or other similar cantilevered features may extend up to twenty-four inches into any required yard area. In no case shall a habitable area be considered for encroachment into a required yard through any land use process. Additionally, fire escapes, open/uncovered porches, balconies, landing places or outside stairways may extend up to twenty-four inches into any required side or rear yards. Open/uncovered porches, balconies, landing places, or outside stairways shall not extend more than six feet into any required front yard and shall be a minimum of five feet from the front property line.
​Minimum front (feet)​10
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
(41) The following exceptions apply to front yard requirements for dwellings:
a.    If there are dwellings on both abutting lots with front yards less than the required depth for the zone, the front yard for the lot need not exceed the average front yard of the abutting dwellings.
b.    If there is a dwelling on one abutting lot with a front yard less than the required depth for the zone, the front yard need not exceed a depth of halfway between the depth of the front yard on the abutting lot and the required front yard depth.
c.    If a modification to the front yard requirement is necessary in order to site dwellings in a manner that maximizes solar access, the director may modify the requirement.
d.    On lots with multiple front yards, the front yard setback(s) in which the lot does not receive access may be modified by the director. Based upon topography, critical areas or other site constraints, the director may reduce these front yard setbacks to a minimum of twenty feet for properties requiring fifty feet and ten feet for properties requiring twenty feet. The director may not modify front yard setbacks from county arterials or collectors. Such reductions shall not have an adverse impact to surrounding properties.

(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.
​Maximum front (feet)​NA
Minimum ​Side (feet)NA
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.

(21) Twenty feet when abutting a residential zone.

(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.
Minimum ​Rear (feet)​10
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
(21) Twenty feet when abutting a residential zone.
(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.


​Suquamish Village Low Residential

   Use Table - Permitted Use (P)

​RESIDENTIAL USE

​Footnotes

​Accessory living quarters
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
​Accessory use or structure
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Adult family home
​(41) Adult family homes serving one to six residents (excluding proprietors) are permitted uses. Adult family homes serving more than six applicable residents (excluding proprietors) require an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP).
​Dwelling, existing

​Dwelling, single-family attached

​Dwelling, single-family detached (includes manufactured homes)

​(43) 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.
​Guest House
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Kennels, hobby

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Park and open space

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​​Accessory use or structure
(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).

​INDUSTRIAL USES

​Footnotes

​​​Accessory use or structure
(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director.​ ​

​RESOURCE LAND USES

​Footnotes

​​​​Accessory use or structure
(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Forestry


   Use Table - Administrative Conditional Use Permit (ACUP)

​RESIDENTIAL USE

​Footnotes

​Accessory dwelling units
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
​Adult family home
​(41) Adult family homes serving one to six residents (excluding proprietors) are permitted uses. Adult family homes serving more than six applicable residents (excluding proprietors) require an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP).
​Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental
​(34)  Bed and breakfast houses or vacation rentals with one to four rooms require an administrative conditional use permit; bed and breakfast houses with five or more rooms require a hearing examiner conditional use permit. Bed and breakfast houses serving meals to patrons other than overnight guests require a hearing examiner conditional use permit.
​Home business
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(53) Commercial or industrial uses otherwise prohibited in the zone may be allowed as a component of a home business subject to the requirements of Section 17.410.060(B).

Storage, vehicle and equipment

(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director.​ ​ ​


   Use Table - Hearings Examiner Conditional Use Permit (C)

​RESIDENTIAL USE

​Footnotes

​Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental
​(34)  Bed and breakfast houses or vacation rentals with one to four rooms require an administrative conditional use permit; bed and breakfast houses with five or more rooms require a hearing examiner conditional use permit. Bed and breakfast houses serving meals to patrons other than overnight guests require a hearing examiner conditional use permit.
​Cottage housing developments
​Dwelling, duplex

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

 Day-care center

​(14) In those zones that prohibit residential uses, family day-care centers are only allowed in existing residential structures. Day-care centers shall have a minimum site size of ten thousand square feet and shall provide and thereafter maintain outdoor play areas with a minimum area of seventy-five square feet per child of total capacity. A sight-obscuring fence of at least four feet in height shall be provided, separating the play area from abutting lots. Adequate off-street parking and loading space shall be provided.

​Day-care center, family

​(14) In those zones that prohibit residential uses, family day-care centers are only allowed in existing residential structures. Day-care centers shall have a minimum site size of ten thousand square feet and shall provide and thereafter maintain outdoor play areas with a minimum area of seventy-five square feet per child of total capacity. A sight-obscuring fence of at least four feet in height shall be provided, separating the play area from abutting lots. Adequate off-street parking and loading space shall be provided.
​Nursery, retail
​Nursery, wholesale

​Veterinary clinics/animal hospitals

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​Club, civic or social
​(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.
​Golf courses
​Marinas

​Recreational facilities, private

​Recreational facilities, public

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​Government/public structures

​Places of worship

​(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.
​Private or public schools
​(20) Site plans for public schools shall include an area identified and set aside for the future placement of a minimum of four portable classroom units. The area set aside may not be counted towards meeting required landscaping or parking requirements.

​Public facilities and electric power and natural gas utility facilities, substations, ferry terminals, and commuter park-and-ride lots

​(16) The erection, construction, alteration, or maintenance of overhead or underground utilities by a public utility, municipality, governmental agency, or other approved party shall be permitted in any zone; provided, that any permanent above-ground structures not located within a right-of-way or easement shall be subject to the review of the director. Utility transmission and distribution lines and poles may exceed the height limits otherwise provided for in this title. Water towers which exceed thirty-five feet in height, solid waste collection, transfer and/or handling sites in any zone shall be subject to a conditional use permit. These provisions do not apply to wireless communication facilities, which are specifically addressed in Chapter 17.530.

Storage, vehicle and equipment

(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director.​ ​ ​


   Density, Dimensions, and Design

Standard

17.420.056 Density and Dimensions table


​Minimum density (du/acre)NA
​Maximum density (du/acre)​2

​Minimum lot size4,500 s.f.
(4)  If a single lot of record, legally created as of April 19, 1999, is smaller in total square footage than that required under this chapter, or if the dimensions of the lot are less than required, said lot may be occupied by any reasonable use allowed within the zone subject to all other requirements of this chapter. If there are contiguous lots of record held in common ownership, each of the lots legally created as of April 19, 1999, and one or more of the lots is smaller in total square footage than required by this chapter, or the dimensions of one or more of them are less than required, said lots shall be combined to meet the minimum lot requirements for size and dimensions.
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
​Maximum lot size​NA
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
​Minimum lot width (feet)50
(4)  If a single lot of record, legally created as of April 19, 1999, is smaller in total square footage than that required under this chapter, or if the dimensions of the lot are less than required, said lot may be occupied by any reasonable use allowed within the zone subject to all other requirements of this chapter. If there are contiguous lots of record held in common ownership, each of the lots legally created as of April 19, 1999, and one or more of the lots is smaller in total square footage than required by this chapter, or the dimensions of one or more of them are less than required, said lots shall be combined to meet the minimum lot requirements for size and dimensions.
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
​Minimum lot depth (feet)​90
(4)  If a single lot of record, legally created as of April 19, 1999, is smaller in total square footage than that required under this chapter, or if the dimensions of the lot are less than required, said lot may be occupied by any reasonable use allowed within the zone subject to all other requirements of this chapter. If there are contiguous lots of record held in common ownership, each of the lots legally created as of April 19, 1999, and one or more of the lots is smaller in total square footage than required by this chapter, or the dimensions of one or more of them are less than required, said lots shall be combined to meet the minimum lot requirements for size and dimensions.
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
​Maximum height (feet)30, Max of 2 habitable floors
(40)  Height limitations set forth elsewhere in this title shall not apply to the following: barns, silos, or other farm buildings and structures, provided they are not less than fifty feet from every lot line; chimneys, spires on places of worship, belfries, cupolas, domes, smokestacks, flagpoles, grain elevators, cooling towers, solar energy systems, monuments, fire house towers, masts, aerials, elevator shafts, and other similar projections; and outdoor theater screens, provided said screens contain no advertising matter other than the name of the theater. The proponent seeking exception to the height limitation shall certify that the object being considered under this provision will not shade an existing solar energy system which, by the determination of the director, contributes substantially to the space- or water-heating requirements of a building.
​Maximum impervious surface coverage

40%

(​6)  Building replacements and remodels shall not create in excess of a total of forty percent hard surface for lot area or more than the total existing hard surface area, whichever is greater.
​Maximum lot coverage​NA
​Setbacks
​(34) Development abutting a street for which a standard has been established by the Kitsap County arterial plan shall provide a special setback from the centerline of said street or a distance adequate to accommodate one-half of the right-of-way standard established by the arterial plans for the street. The building setback required by the underlying zone shall be in addition to the special setback and shall be measured from the edge of the special setback line. The special setback area shall be treated as additional required yard area and reserved for future street widening purposes.


(48) Shoreline properties are subject to Title 22 and may have additional buffers and setbacks requirements not listed in the density and dimension tables. Properties constrained by critical areas are subject to Title 19 and may have additional buffers and setbacks requirements not listed in the density and dimension tables. Cornices, canopies, eaves, belt courses, sills, bay windows, fireplaces or other similar cantilevered features may extend up to twenty-four inches into any required yard area. In no case shall a habitable area be considered for encroachment into a required yard through any land use process. Additionally, fire escapes, open/uncovered porches, balconies, landing places or outside stairways may extend up to twenty-four inches into any required side or rear yards. Open/uncovered porches, balconies, landing places, or outside stairways shall not extend more than six feet into any required front yard and shall be a minimum of five feet from the front property line.
​Minimum front (feet)​20
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
(41) The following exceptions apply to front yard requirements for dwellings:
a.    If there are dwellings on both abutting lots with front yards less than the required depth for the zone, the front yard for the lot need not exceed the average front yard of the abutting dwellings.
b.    If there is a dwelling on one abutting lot with a front yard less than the required depth for the zone, the front yard need not exceed a depth of halfway between the depth of the front yard on the abutting lot and the required front yard depth.
c.    If a modification to the front yard requirement is necessary in order to site dwellings in a manner that maximizes solar access, the director may modify the requirement.
d.    On lots with multiple front yards, the front yard setback(s) in which the lot does not receive access may be modified by the director. Based upon topography, critical areas or other site constraints, the director may reduce these front yard setbacks to a minimum of twenty feet for properties requiring fifty feet and ten feet for properties requiring twenty feet. The director may not modify front yard setbacks from county arterials or collectors. Such reductions shall not have an adverse impact to surrounding properties.

(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.
​Maximum front (feet)​NA
​Minimum Side (feet)5
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.

(21) Twenty feet when abutting a residential zone.

(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.
Minimum ​Rear (feet)​5
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
(21) Twenty feet when abutting a residential zone.
(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.


​Suquamish Village Residential

Use Table - Permitted Use (P)

​RESIDENTIAL USE

​Footnotes

​Accessory living quarters
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
​Accessory use or structure
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Adult family home
​(41) Adult family homes serving one to six residents (excluding proprietors) are permitted uses. Adult family homes serving more than six applicable residents (excluding proprietors) require an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP).
​Dwelling, existing

​Dwelling, single-family attached

​Dwelling, single-family detached (includes manufactured homes)

​(43) 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.
​Guest House
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Kennels, hobby

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Park and open space

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​​Accessory use or structure
(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).

​INDUSTRIAL USES

​Footnotes

​​​Accessory use or structure
(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).

Storage, vehicle and equipment

(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director.​ ​ ​

​RESOURCE LAND USES

​Footnotes

​​​​Accessory use or structure
(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Forestry


   Use Table - Administrative Conditional Use Permit (ACUP)

​RESIDENTIAL USE

​Footnotes

​Accessory dwelling units
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
​Adult family home
​(41) Adult family homes serving one to six residents (excluding proprietors) are permitted uses. Adult family homes serving more than six applicable residents (excluding proprietors) require an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP).
​Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental
​(34)  Bed and breakfast houses or vacation rentals with one to four rooms require an administrative conditional use permit; bed and breakfast houses with five or more rooms require a hearing examiner conditional use permit. Bed and breakfast houses serving meals to patrons other than overnight guests require a hearing examiner conditional use permit.
​Home business
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(53) Commercial or industrial uses otherwise prohibited in the zone may be allowed as a component of a home business subject to the requirements of Section 17.410.060(B).

Storage, vehicle and equipment

(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director.​ ​ ​

  

   Use Table - Hearings Examiner Conditional Use Permit (C)

​RESIDENTIAL USE

​Footnotes

​Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental
​(34)  Bed and breakfast houses or vacation rentals with one to four rooms require an administrative conditional use permit; bed and breakfast houses with five or more rooms require a hearing examiner conditional use permit. Bed and breakfast houses serving meals to patrons other than overnight guests require a hearing examiner conditional use permit.
​Cottage housing developments
​Dwelling, duplex

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

 Day-care center

​(14) In those zones that prohibit residential uses, family day-care centers are only allowed in existing residential structures. Day-care centers shall have a minimum site size of ten thousand square feet and shall provide and thereafter maintain outdoor play areas with a minimum area of seventy-five square feet per child of total capacity. A sight-obscuring fence of at least four feet in height shall be provided, separating the play area from abutting lots. Adequate off-street parking and loading space shall be provided.

​Day-care center, family

​(14) In those zones that prohibit residential uses, family day-care centers are only allowed in existing residential structures. Day-care centers shall have a minimum site size of ten thousand square feet and shall provide and thereafter maintain outdoor play areas with a minimum area of seventy-five square feet per child of total capacity. A sight-obscuring fence of at least four feet in height shall be provided, separating the play area from abutting lots. Adequate off-street parking and loading space shall be provided.
​Nursery, retail
​Nursery, wholesale

​Veterinary clinics/animal hospitals

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​Club, civic or social
​(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.
​Golf courses
​Marinas

​Recreational facilities, private

​Recreational facilities, public

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​Government/public structures

​Places of worship

​(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.
​Private or public schools
​(20) Site plans for public schools shall include an area identified and set aside for the future placement of a minimum of four portable classroom units. The area set aside may not be counted towards meeting required landscaping or parking requirements.

​Public facilities and electric power and natural gas utility facilities, substations, ferry terminals, and commuter park-and-ride lots

​(16) The erection, construction, alteration, or maintenance of overhead or underground utilities by a public utility, municipality, governmental agency, or other approved party shall be permitted in any zone; provided, that any permanent above-ground structures not located within a right-of-way or easement shall be subject to the review of the director. Utility transmission and distribution lines and poles may exceed the height limits otherwise provided for in this title. Water towers which exceed thirty-five feet in height, solid waste collection, transfer and/or handling sites in any zone shall be subject to a conditional use permit. These provisions do not apply to wireless communication facilities, which are specifically addressed in Chapter 17.530.

Storage, vehicle and equipment

(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director.​ ​ ​


   Density, Dimensions, and Design

Standard

17.420.056 Density and Dimensions table


​Minimum density (du/acre)NA
​Maximum density (du/acre)​2

​Minimum lot size4,000 s.f.
(4)  If a single lot of record, legally created as of April 19, 1999, is smaller in total square footage than that required under this chapter, or if the dimensions of the lot are less than required, said lot may be occupied by any reasonable use allowed within the zone subject to all other requirements of this chapter. If there are contiguous lots of record held in common ownership, each of the lots legally created as of April 19, 1999, and one or more of the lots is smaller in total square footage than required by this chapter, or the dimensions of one or more of them are less than required, said lots shall be combined to meet the minimum lot requirements for size and dimensions.
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
​Maximum lot size​NA
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
​Minimum lot width (feet)40
(4)  If a single lot of record, legally created as of April 19, 1999, is smaller in total square footage than that required under this chapter, or if the dimensions of the lot are less than required, said lot may be occupied by any reasonable use allowed within the zone subject to all other requirements of this chapter. If there are contiguous lots of record held in common ownership, each of the lots legally created as of April 19, 1999, and one or more of the lots is smaller in total square footage than required by this chapter, or the dimensions of one or more of them are less than required, said lots shall be combined to meet the minimum lot requirements for size and dimensions.
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
​Minimum lot depth (feet)​75
(4)  If a single lot of record, legally created as of April 19, 1999, is smaller in total square footage than that required under this chapter, or if the dimensions of the lot are less than required, said lot may be occupied by any reasonable use allowed within the zone subject to all other requirements of this chapter. If there are contiguous lots of record held in common ownership, each of the lots legally created as of April 19, 1999, and one or more of the lots is smaller in total square footage than required by this chapter, or the dimensions of one or more of them are less than required, said lots shall be combined to meet the minimum lot requirements for size and dimensions.
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
​Maximum height (feet)30, Max of 2 habitable floors
(40)  Height limitations set forth elsewhere in this title shall not apply to the following: barns, silos, or other farm buildings and structures, provided they are not less than fifty feet from every lot line; chimneys, spires on places of worship, belfries, cupolas, domes, smokestacks, flagpoles, grain elevators, cooling towers, solar energy systems, monuments, fire house towers, masts, aerials, elevator shafts, and other similar projections; and outdoor theater screens, provided said screens contain no advertising matter other than the name of the theater. The proponent seeking exception to the height limitation shall certify that the object being considered under this provision will not shade an existing solar energy system which, by the determination of the director, contributes substantially to the space- or water-heating requirements of a building.
​Maximum impervious surface coverage

40%

(​6)  Building replacements and remodels shall not create in excess of a total of forty percent hard surface for lot area or more than the total existing hard surface area, whichever is greater.
​Maximum lot coverage​NA
​Setbacks
​(34) Development abutting a street for which a standard has been established by the Kitsap County arterial plan shall provide a special setback from the centerline of said street or a distance adequate to accommodate one-half of the right-of-way standard established by the arterial plans for the street. The building setback required by the underlying zone shall be in addition to the special setback and shall be measured from the edge of the special setback line. The special setback area shall be treated as additional required yard area and reserved for future street widening purposes.


(48) Shoreline properties are subject to Title 22 and may have additional buffers and setbacks requirements not listed in the density and dimension tables. Properties constrained by critical areas are subject to Title 19 and may have additional buffers and setbacks requirements not listed in the density and dimension tables. Cornices, canopies, eaves, belt courses, sills, bay windows, fireplaces or other similar cantilevered features may extend up to twenty-four inches into any required yard area. In no case shall a habitable area be considered for encroachment into a required yard through any land use process. Additionally, fire escapes, open/uncovered porches, balconies, landing places or outside stairways may extend up to twenty-four inches into any required side or rear yards. Open/uncovered porches, balconies, landing places, or outside stairways shall not extend more than six feet into any required front yard and shall be a minimum of five feet from the front property line.
​Minimum front (feet)​20
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
(41) The following exceptions apply to front yard requirements for dwellings:
a.    If there are dwellings on both abutting lots with front yards less than the required depth for the zone, the front yard for the lot need not exceed the average front yard of the abutting dwellings.
b.    If there is a dwelling on one abutting lot with a front yard less than the required depth for the zone, the front yard need not exceed a depth of halfway between the depth of the front yard on the abutting lot and the required front yard depth.
c.    If a modification to the front yard requirement is necessary in order to site dwellings in a manner that maximizes solar access, the director may modify the requirement.
d.    On lots with multiple front yards, the front yard setback(s) in which the lot does not receive access may be modified by the director. Based upon topography, critical areas or other site constraints, the director may reduce these front yard setbacks to a minimum of twenty feet for properties requiring fifty feet and ten feet for properties requiring twenty feet. The director may not modify front yard setbacks from county arterials or collectors. Such reductions shall not have an adverse impact to surrounding properties.

(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.
​Maximum front (feet)​NA
​Minimum Side (feet)5
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.

(21) Twenty feet when abutting a residential zone.

(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.
Minimum ​Rear (feet)​5
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
(21) Twenty feet when abutting a residential zone.
(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.













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