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.
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.
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.
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
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.
office and management services – less than 4,000 s.f.
office and management services – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.
office and management services – 10,000 s.f. or greater
retail merchandise stores – less than 4,000 s.f.
retail merchandise stores – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.
and laundry services
and bulky building material sales
services – skin care, massage, manicures, hairdresser/barber
civic or social
Places of worship
Private or public schools
and breakfast house or vacation rental
single-family detached (includes manufactured homes)
Density and Dimensions table
Dwelling, single-family attached
Dwelling, single-family detached (includes manufactured homes)
Storage, vehicle and equipment
Day-care center, family
Veterinary clinics/animal hospitals
Recreational facilities, private
Recreational facilities, public
Public facilities and electric power and natural gas utility facilities, substations, ferry terminals, and commuter park-and-ride lots
17.420.056 Density and Dimensions table
619 Division St. Port Orchard, WA 98366
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