Urban Medium Residential Zone

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. 

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

This zone is intended to provide for higher densities where a full range of community services and facilities are present or will be present at the time of development. This zone is also intended to create energy-efficient residential areas by allowing common wall construction, as well as to facilitate residential development which utilizes cost-efficient design.

(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)

   Special Provisions

For multifamily development, see Chapter 17.470, Multifamily Development – Design Criteria.

(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)

Classification of zones

​Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation

​​Zone Classification

​Map Symbol

​​Minimum Density

​Maximum Density

Urban Medium-Density Residential

Urban Medium Residential

​UM

​10 dwelling units/acre

​18 dwelling units/acre


Legend:

The following letters and symbols have the following meanings when they appear in the box at the intersection of the column and the row.

P
Permitted Use
Land uses allowed outright within a zone and subject to provisions within Kitsap County Code.
ACUP
Administrative Conditional Use Permit
Land uses which may be permitted within a zoning designation following review by the director to establish conditions mitigating impacts of the use and to ensure compatibility with other uses in the designation.
C
Hearing Examiner Conditional Use Permit
Land uses with special characteristics that may not generally be appropriate within a zoning designation but may be permitted subject to review by the hearing examiner to establish conditions to protect public health, safety and welfare.
PBD
Performance Based Development
To allow flexibility in design and creative site planning, while providing for the orderly development of the county.
--
Prohibited Use
Land uses specifically enumerated as prohibited within a zone.
R
Reserved


   RESIDENTIAL USES

Categorical Use 
​Type
​Definition
Categorial Use Standards

​Accessory dwelling unit, attached 

P
17.110.017 Accessory dwelling unit, attached

17.415.010 Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) located in an Urban Growth Area

17.415.015 Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) located outside an Urban Growth Area.

​Accessory dwelling unit, detached 
P
17.110.017 Accessory dwelling unit, attached
17.415.010 Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) located in an Urban Growth Area

17.415.015 Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) located outside an Urban Growth Area

​Caretaker dwelling 
--
17.110.150 Caretaker dwelling
17.415.100 Caretaker
​Guest house
P
17.110.317 Guest house.
17.415.260 Guest house.
Dwelling, family living
​Cottage housing development
P
17.110.196 Cottage housing development
​17.415.135 Cottage housing development.

​Duplex

P
​17.110.245 Duplex
17.415.160 Duplex
Manufactured/mobile/RV/
park- model/tiny home park

ACUP
17.110.467 Manufactured/mobile/RV/park-model/tiny home park
17.415.305 Manufactured/mobile/RV/park-model/tiny home park.
​Mobile home
​P
​17.110.490 Mobile home
17.415.360 Mobile home
​Multiple family
P
​17.110.250 Multiple-family
17.415.365 Multiple family
​Single-family attached
P
17.110.682 Single-family attached
17.415.495 Single-family attached dwelling.
​Single-family detached (includes manufactured homes)
P
17.110.683 Dwelling, single-family detached.

17.110.470 Manufactured home
17.415.500 Single-family detached dwelling (includes manufactured homes).
​Dwelling, group living
​Adult family home
P

17.110.045 Adult family home.

17.415.030 Adult family home.
​Group Living (1 to 6 rooms)
P
​17.110.318 Group living 
​17.415.250 Group Living (1 to 6 rooms)
​Group Living (7 or more rooms)
P
17.110.318 Group living
​17.415.255 Group Living (7 or more rooms)
​Permanent transitory accommodations, small, large, safe parks, and indoor
​ACUP
​​17.110.726  Transitory accommodations
17.415.550 Transitory accommodations
Other Residential Uses

Bed and breakfast house, 1-4 rooms
ACUP
17.110.105 Bed and breakfast house
17.415.080 Bed and breakfast house
​Bed and breakfast house, 5 or more rooms or serves meals to non-overnight guests
C
17.110.105 Bed and breakfast house
​17.415.080 Bed and breakfast house
​Home business, incidental
​P
17.110.345 Home business
​​17.415.275 Home business
​Home business, minor
​P
17.110.345 Home business
​​17.415.275 Home business
​Home business, moderate
​P
17.110.345 Home business
17.415.275 Home business
​Vacation rentals, 1-4 rooms
ACUP
17.110.738  Vacation rental
17.415.570 Vacation rentals
​Vacation rentals, 5 or more rooms
​ C
17.110.738  Vacation rental
17.415.570 Vacation rentals


   COMMERCIAL

Categorical Use 
​Type
​Definition
Categorial Use Standards
​Hotels or Hospitality
​Adult entertainment
​--
​17.110.043 Adult entertainment
17.415.025 Adult Entertainment
​Conference center
​--
17.110.177 Conference center
​​17.415.125 Conference center
​Drinking establishments
​ACUP
​​17.110.229 Drinking establishments
​​17.415.155 Drinking establishments

Espresso stands
​--
17.110.267  Espresso stands
​17.415.190 Espresso stands
​Event facility
​--
​17.110.269  Event facility
17.415.185 Event facility
​Hotel/motel
​--
17.110.361 Hotel/motel
17.415.285 Hotel/motel
​Resort
​--
​17.110.661  Resort
17.415.440 Resort
​Restaurants, with drive-thru service
​C
17.110.662 Restaurant, with drive-thru service
17.415.445 Restaurant, with drive-through service
​Restaurants, without drive-thru service
​ACUP
17.110.663 Restaurant, without drive-thru service
17.415.450  Restaurants, without drive-through service
Retail
​Auction house
​--
17.110.091 Auction house
​17.415.055 Auction house
​Automobile, mobile home, recreational vehicle, or boat sales 
​--
17.110.096 Automobile, recreational vehicle or boat sales
​17.415.060 Automobile, mobile home, recreational vehicle, or boat sales
​Automobile, recreational vehicle or boat rentals
​--
​17.110.650 Recreational vehicle
​​17.415.065 Automobile, recreational vehicle or boat rentals
​Equipment sales, rentals and repair, heavy
​--

17.110.263  Equipment sales, rentals and repair, heavy
17.415.175 Equipment sales, rentals and repair, heavy
​Equipment sales, rentals and repair, light
​--
17.110.264  Equipment sales, rentals and repair, light
​17.415.180 Equipment sales, rentals and repair, light
​Equipment sales, rentals and repair, recreational 
​ACUP
17.110.266  Equipment sales, rentals and repair, recreational
17.415.185 Equipment sales, rentals and repair, recreational
​Fuel or charging station, with convenience store
​--


17.110.292  Fuel or charging station, with convenience store
17.415.220 Fuel or charging stations.

​Fuel or charging station, without convenience store
​--
17.110.293  Fuel or charging station, without convenience store
17.415.220 Fuel or charging stations..
​General retail merchandise stores – less than 4,000 s.f.
​ACUP
​17.110.301 General retail merchandise stores
17.415.235 General retail merchandise stores
​General retail merchandise stores – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.
​C
17.110.301 General retail merchandise stores
17.415.235 General retail merchandise stores
​General retail merchandise stores – 10,000 to 15,000 s.f.
​--
17.110.301 General retail merchandise stores
17.415.235 General retail merchandise stores
​General retail merchandise stores – 15,001 to 24,999 s.f.
​--
​17.110.301 General retail merchandise stores
17.415.235 General retail merchandise stores
​General retail merchandise stores – 25,000 s.f. or greater
​--
​17.110.301 General retail merchandise stores
17.415.235 General retail merchandise stores
​Lumber and bulky building material sales
​--
17.110.464  Lumber and bulky building material sales
17.415.300 Lumber and bulky building material sales
​Marijuana retailer

​--
17.110.478  Marijuana retailer
​​17.415.345 Marijuana retailer
​Nursery, retail
--
17.110.520 Nursery, retail
17.415.370 Nursery, retail
​Nursery, wholesale
​--
17.110.525 Nursery, wholesale
​17.415.375 Nursery, wholesale
Offices and Services
​Automobile or recreational vehicle repair 
​--
17.110.094 Automobile or recreational vehicle repair
17.415.070 Automobile or recreational vehicle repair
​Car washes
​--
​17.110.149 Car washes
​​17.415.095 Car washes
​Clinic
​ACUP
17.110.164 Clinic
17.415.110 Clinic
​Day-care center
​P
17.110.200 Day-care center
17.415.140 Day-care center
​Day-care center, home-based 
P
17.110.205 Day-care center, home based
​17.415.145 Day-care center, home based
​Dispatch facility
​--
​17.110.226 Dispatch facility
17.415.150 Dispatch facility
​Fitness center
​ACUP
​17.110.278 Fitness center
17.415.200 Fitness center
​General office and management services – less than 4,000 s.f.
ACUP
17.110.302 General office and management services
17.415.230 General office and management services
​General office and management services – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.
​C
17.110.302 General office and management services
​​17.415.230 General office and management services
​General office and management services – 10,000 s.f. or greater
​--
17.110.302 General office and managementservices
​​17.415.230 General office and management services
​Kennels or pet day-cares
​ --
17.110.375 Kennel
​17.415.290 Kennels or pet day-cares
​Kennels, hobby
P
​17.110.380 Kennel, hobby
17.415.295 Kennels, hobby
​Off-street parking facilities
​--
17.110.531 Off-street parking facilities
​​17.415.380 Off-street parking facilities
​Off-street parking facilities, structured 
​--
​​17.110.532 Off-street parking facilities, structured
​​17.415.385 Off-street parking facilities, structured
​Personal services
​ACUP
17.110.583  Personal services
​​17.415.390 Personal services
​Research laboratory, less than 4,000 s.f.
​--
​​17.110.658  Research laboratory
17.415.425 Research laboratory, less than 4,000 s.f.
​Research laboratory, 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.
​--
​​17.110.658  Research laboratory
17.415.430 Research laboratory, 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.
​Research laboratory, 10,000 s.f. or greater
​--
​​17.110.658  Research laboratory
17.415.435 Research laboratory, 10,000 s.f. or greater
​Tourism facilities, including outfitter and guide facilities
​--

17.415.540 Tourism facilities, including outfitter and guide facilities
​Tourism facilities, including seaplane and tour boat terminals
​--

17.415.545 Tourism facilities, including seaplane and tour boat terminals
​Veterinary clinics/animal hospitals/wildlife shelters
​ACUP

17.110.740 Veterinary clinic

17.110.763  Wildlife shelter

17.415.575 Veterinary clinics/animal hospitals/wildlife shelter
Other Commercial Uses
​Shared work/maker space
​C
17.110.674  Shared work/maker space
17.415.475 Shared work/maker space


   RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

Categorical Use 
​Type
​Definition
Categorial Use Standards
​Arboreta, botanical garden
--
​17.110.086 Aquarium, arboretum, botanical garden, zoo
​​17.415.050 Arboreta, botanical gardens
Campground
​--
17.110.147 Campground
17.415.090 Campground
Club
​ACUP
17.110.165 Club
17.415.115 Club
Entertainment facility, indoor
​ACUP
17.110.261  Entertainment facility, indoor
17.415.165 Entertainment facility, indoor
Entertainment facility, outdoor
​--
17.110.262  Entertainment facility, outdoor
17.415.170 Entertainment facility, outdoor
Golf courses
​--
17.110.303 Golf course
17.415.240 Golf courses
Marinas
​C
​17.110.480 Marina
17.415.350 Marinas
Marina support services
​--
17.110.482  Marina support services
17.415.355 Marina support services
Parks and open space
P
17.110.535 Open space

Race track
​--
17.110.644 Race track
​17.415.405 Race track
Recreational facilities, indoor
​ACUP
17.110.647  Recreational facility,indoor
17.415.410 Recreational facilities, indoor
Recreational facilities, outdoor
​C
​17.110.678  Shooting/gun facility, indoor
17.415.415 Recreational facilities, outdoor
Shooting/gun facility, indoor
--
​17.110.678  Shooting/gun facility, indoor
​17.415.485 Shooting/gun facility, indoor
Shooting/gun facility, outdoor
​--
17.110.679  Shooting/gun facility, outdoor
17.415.490 Shooting/gun facility, outdoor
Zoo, aquarium
​--
​17.110.086 Aquarium, arboretum, botanical garden, zoo
17.415.595 Zoo, aquarium


   INSTITUTIONAL USES

Categorical Use 
​Type
​Definition
Categorial Use Standards
Government/public structures
​ACUP
17.110.304  Government/public structures
17.415.245 Government/public structures
High-risk secured facility
​--
17.110.335   High-risk securedfacility
17.415.270 High-risk secured facilities
Hospital
​--
​17.110.360 Hospital
17.415.280 Hospital
Places of worship
​ACUP
​17.110.600 Places of worship
17.415.395 Places of worship
Public facilities (greater than 300 square feet)
​ACUP
​17.110.640  Public facilities
17.415.400 Public facilities
Public facilities (300 square feet or less)
​P
17.110.640  Public facilities
17.415.400 Public facilities
School, elementary and middle school/junior high
​ACUP
17.110.670  School, elementary and middle school/junior high
17.415.460 School, elementary, middle school, or junior high
School, high school
ACUP
17.110.670  School, high school
17.415.465 School, high school
School, college/vocational – less than 8,000 s.f.
​ACUP
​17.110.670  School, college/ vocational school
17.415.120 College/vocational school
School, college/vocational school – 8,000 s.f. or greater
​--
​17.110.670  School, college/vocational school
​17.415.120 College/vocational school
Secure community transition facility
​--
​17.110.671   Secure community transition facility
17.415.470 Secure community transition facility
Transportation terminals, marine
ACUP
17.110.727  Transportation terminals, marine
​17.415.555 Transportation terminals, marine
Transportation terminals, non-marine
​ACUP
​17.110.728  Transportation terminals, non-marine
17.415.560 Transportation terminals, non-marine
Wireless communications facilities
​P
17.110.770 Wireless communication facility
17.415.585 Wireless communications facilities


   INDUSTRIAL USES

Categorical Use 
​Type
​Definition
Categorial Use Standards
Airports
​--
​17.110.053 Airport
​17.415.045 Airport
Boat yard
​--
17.110.120 Boat yard
17.455.085 Boat Yard
Cemeteries
C
17.110.163 Cemeteries
17.415.105 Cemeteries
Contractor’s storage yard
​--
17.110.195 Contractor’s storage yard
17.415.130 Contractor’s storage yard
Food and beverage production, less than 4,000 s.f.
​--
​7.110.279  Food and beverage production
17.415.205 Food and beverage production
Food and beverage production, 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.
​--
​7.110.279  Food and beverage production
17.415.205 Food and beverage production
Food and beverage production, 10,000 s.f. or greater
​--
​7.110.279  Food and beverage production
17.415.205 Food and beverage production
Fuel distributors
​--
17.110.291  Fuel distributors
17.415.215 Fuel distributors
Funeral homes
​C
17.110.294  Funeral home
17.415.225 Funeral homes
Helicopter pads
​--
​17.110.333  Helicopter pads
17.415.265 Helicopter pads
Manufactured home, mobile home, park model, tiny home - sales
​--
17.110.472  Manufactured home, mobile home, park models, tiny homes sales
17.415.310 Manufactured home, mobile home, park models, tiny homes sales
Manufacturing and fabrication, hazardous
​--
17.110.473 Manufacturing and fabrication.
17.415.315 Manufacturing and fabrication, hazardous
Manufacturing and fabrication, heavy
​--
17.110.473 Manufacturing and fabrication.
17.415.320 Manufacturing and fabrication, heavy
Manufacturing and fabrication, light
​--
17.110.473 Manufacturing and fabrication.
17.415.325 Manufacturing and fabrication, light
Manufacturing and fabrication, medium
​--
17.110.473 Manufacturing and fabrication.
​​17.415.330 Manufacturing and fabrication, medium
Marijuana processor
​--
​17.110.475  Marijuana processor
17.415.335 Marijuana processor
Marijuana producer, Tier 1
​--
17.110.476  Marijuana producer
​17.415.340 Marijuana producer
Marijuana producer, Tier 2
​--
17.110.476  Marijuana producer
​17.415.340 Marijuana producer
Marijuana producer, Tier 3
​--
17.110.476  Marijuana producer
​17.415.340 Marijuana producer
Recycling centers
​--
​17.110.653 Recycling Center
17.415.420 Recycling center
Rock crushing
​--
17.110.665  Rock crushing
17.415.455 Rock crushing
Slaughterhouse or animal processing
​--
17.110.689  Slaughterhouse or animal processing
17.415.505 Slaughterhouse or animal processing
Storage, hazardous materials
​--
17.110.692 Storage, hazardous materials.
​​17.415.515 Storage, hazardous materials
Storage, indoor
​C
17.110.695 Storage, indoor
17.415.520 Storage, indoor
Storage, outdoor
​C
17.110.696 Storage, outdoor
17.415.525 Storage, outdoor
Top soil production, stump grinding, firewood cutting, and composting
--
17.110.718  Top soil production
17.415.535 Top soil production, stump grinding, firewood cutting, and composting
Transshipment facilities, including docks, wharves, marine rails, cranes, and barge facilities
--
​​17.110.729  Transshipment facilities
17.415.565 Transshipment facilities, including docks, wharves, marine rails, cranes, and barge facilities
Warehousing and distribution
​--
​17.110.743  Warehousing and distribution
17.415.580 Warehousing and distribution
Wrecking yards and junk yards
​--
17.110.783 Wrecking yard
17.415.590 Wrecking yards and junk yards


   RESOURCE

Categorical Use 
​Type
​Definition
Categorial Use Standards
Aggregate extractions sites
--
17.110.050 Aggregate extractions sites
17.415.035 Aggregate extractions sites
Agricultural use, primary
​--
​ 
17.415.040 Agricultural use, primary
Aquaculture practice
C
​17.110.085 Aquaculture practices.
17.415.075 Aquaculture practices
Forestry
P
17.110.280 Forestry
17.415.210 Forestry
Shellfish/fish hatcheries and processing facilities
​--
17.110.675  Shellfish/fish hatcheries and processing facilities
17.415.480 Shellfish/fish hatcheries and processing facilities


   ACCESSORY USES

Categorical Use 
​Type
​Definition
Categorial Use Standards
Accessory use or structure
​P
17.110.030 Accessory use or structure
17.415.020 Accessory use or structure


   TEMPORARY USES

Categorical Use 
​Type
​Definition
Categorial Use Standards
Special care units residence
​P
​17.110.690 Special care residence
17.415.510 Special care residence
Temporary offices and model homes
​P
​17.110.709  Temporary offices and model homes
17.415.530 Temporary offices and model homes
Transitory accommodations, single family residence
​P
17.110.726  Transitory accommodations
17.415.550 Transitory accommodations
Transitory accommodations, small, large, safe parks, and indoor
​P
17.110.726  Transitory accommodations
17.415.550 Transitory accommodations


   FOOTNOTES

1. The use is subject to special provisions in Chapter 17.415 ‘Special provisions’ that may change to the level of permit review indicated above. All applicable requirements shall govern a use whether specifically identified in this chapter or not. 

3. Pets and Exotic Animals. The keeping of pets, nontraditional pets and exotic animals is subject to the following conditions: a. Pets which are kept inside of a primary structure as household pets in aquariums, terrariums, cages or similar containers shall not be limited in number by this section. Other pets, excluding cats, which are kept indoors shall be limited to five; b. Pets which are kept outside of the primary structure shall be limited to three per household on lots less than twenty thousand square feet in area, only one of which may be a nontraditional pet; five per household on lots of twenty thousand to thirty-five thousand square feet, only two of which may be nontraditional pets; with an additional two pets per acre of site area over thirty-five thousand square feet up to a limit of twenty; and c. No feeding area or structure used to house, confine or feed pets shall be located closer than the minimum yard setbacks for the zone in which they are located. No feeding area or structure used to house, confine or feed nontraditional pets or exotic animals shall be located closer than fifty feet from any residence on adjacent property. 

4. Storage of junk motor vehicles on any property outside of a legally constructed building (minimum of three sides and a roof) is prohibited, except where the storage of up to six junk motor vehicles meets one of the following two conditions: a. Any junk motor vehicle(s) stored outdoors must be completely screened by a sight-obscuring fence or natural vegetation to the satisfaction of the director (a covering such as a tarp over the vehicle(s) will not constitute an acceptable visual barrier). For the purposes of this section, “screened” means not visible from any portion or elevation of any neighboring or adjacent public or private property, easement or right-of-way; or b. Any junk motor vehicle(s) stored outdoors must be stored more than two hundred fifty feet away from all property lines. c. Environmental Mitigation Agreement. The owner of any such junk motor vehicle(s) must successfully enter into an environmental mitigation agreement with the department of community development (the “department”) regarding the property where such vehicle(s) will be located or stored. i. An environmental mitigation agreement between a property owner and the department is required before the outdoor storage of up to six screened junk motor vehicles will be approved. A property owner may enter into such agreement with the department for a one-time fee of $10.00 per vehicle, the proceeds of which shall be used to assist with clean-up costs associated with the administration of Chapter 9.56. ii. In order to mitigate any potential environmental impact from the storage of these junk motor vehicles, the property owner must agree to institute one of the following two preventative measures: (a) Each junk motor vehicle must be drained of all oil and other fluids including, but not limited to, engine crankcase oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid and radiator coolant or antifreeze prior to placing the vehicle on site; or (b) Drip pans or pads must be placed and maintained underneath the radiator, engine block, transmission and differentials of each junk motor vehicle to collect residual fluids. (c) Either preventative measure shall require that the owner of such vehicle(s) clean up and properly dispose of any visible contamination resulting from the storage of junk motor vehicles. The agreement will require the property owner to select one of the two preventative measures and to allow for an initial inspection of the property by the department to assure that the preventative measure has been implemented to the satisfaction of the department. By entering into the agreement, the property owner further agrees to allow the department entry onto the property on an annual basis for reinspection to assure compliance with the approved agreement. If a property is found to be in compliance with the terms of the agreement for two consecutive inspections, the department may waive the annual inspection requirement. A property owner found to be in violation of the agreement may be issued a civil infraction pursuant to this section and could later be deemed a nuisance in accordance with Chapter 9.56. 

5. In urban zones, all new residential subdivisions, single-family or multifamily developments are required to provide an urban level of sanitary sewer service for all proposed dwelling units unless exemptions identified in Section 17.460.020 allow for the implementation of a dry sewer.

   DENSITY, DIMENSIONS and DESIGN

Standard

Density and Dimensions table

​5.    The Design Standards for the Community of Kingston sets forth policies and regulations for properties within the downtown area of Kingston. All development within this area must be consistent with these standards. A copy of the Design Standards for the Community of Kingston may be referred to on the Kitsap County web page or at the department of community development front counter.
Minimum density (du/acre)

​10

Maximum density (du/acre)

​18

Minimum lot size

​NA for multifamily; 2,400 s.f. for single-family

Maximum lot size

Minimum lot width (feet)

NA for multifamily; 40 for single-family

Minimum lot depth (feet)

​NA for multifamily; 60 for single-family

Maximum height (feet)

​45

 A greater height may be allowed as set forth below and in accordance with the procedures in Title 21. Such approval must be consistent with the recommendations of the fire marshal/fire district and compatible with surrounding uses and zones. Such approval shall result in a decrease in building coverage, an increase in public amenities, and/or a more creative or efficient use of land. The maximum building height approved by the director shall not exceed:
a.    In the NC and P zones: forty-five feet.
b.    In the UH and C zones: sixty-five feet.
c.    In the UM, BP, BC, and IND zones: fifty-five feet.
d.    Height and density requirements for urban high and regional center reflected in Section 17.420.058, Silverdale regional center and design district density and dimension table.
Maximum impervious surface coverage 85%
Maximum lot coverage 85%
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 for multifamily; for single-family: 20 for garage or carport, 10 for habitable area

29.    One-hundred-foot setback required for single-family buildings abutting FRL or RW zones.
Maximum front (feet)​NA
Side (feet)

5, If on an alley, 10 feet for a garage or carport opening directly onto the alley or 5 feet in all other instances

29.    One-hundred-foot setback required for single-family buildings abutting FRL or RW zones.

(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.
​Rear (feet)​10, If on an alley, 20 feet for a garage or carport opening directly onto the alley
29.    One-hundred-foot setback required for single-family buildings abutting FRL or RW zones.

(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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(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)

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Port Orchard, WA 98366

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Port Orchard, Washington


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