Permits Whenever, Wherever!

Welcome to the Community Development online permitting resource page. All Community Development permits are now submitted online. Below you will find steps on how to successfully submit your permit, training opportunities, video tutorials and more! Need assistance? We are here to help: (360) 337-5777,, or visit us - we are happy to walk you through your first submittal at the self-service kiosk in our Permit Center Lobby.

Ready to Apply? Follow these steps:


Step 1
  Locate and fill out the Online Permit Form for your project (See Video).
Click "Email me my completed Online Permit Form" at the bottom of the page if you are finished or click "Save" and you will receive an email with a link to your form to resume later.
Step 2:  Access your email to retrieve your completed Online Permit Form in the required PDF format. Save your completed Online Permit Form to your computer.
Step 3: Review the Online Permit Form to identify and gather all required submittal items in the   required PDF format -See Plan and Documents Standards.


Step 4:  *Log in to the Online Permit Center to apply (See Video).
Your permit application number will be auto generated, scroll down to the submittals section to upload your completed Online Permit Form and all required submittal items.
Step 5:  DCD will send you an email notifying you of the required fees once DCD staff has          verified that the correct permit type was identified and that all required submittal items have been uploaded. (If additional information is required, you will also be notified via email)  
Step 6: Pay required fees in the Online Permit Center. Your permit is now ready for review.
  •  Step 7: DCD will review your permit and notify you of the next steps for your project.
          • *Please note:  Once your permit # is generated, all required documents must be uploaded within 14 days or it will be closed. However, you may contact DCD to have your permit re-instated once you have all required documents. Once your permit is reinstated, you will have 48 hours to complete the application process


Training and Resources

Video Tutorials

1. Online Permit Forms and Required Submittal Items (video)
How to Create an Online Permit Center Account (video)
3. Log into the Online Permit Center and Apply for your Building Permit (video)


Screen Shots

1. How to Create an Online Permit Center Account (screen shots)
2. How to Submit an Online Permit with Success (screen shots)
3. Plans and Document Standards & Requirements (file upload requirements)



Visit this webpage for future updates and resources as they become available! 


We want your feedback! 

Let us know how the Online Permitting Process has gone for you. Click here to provide feedback now!

What has changed?

Beginning April 1, 2018 all applications will be required to be submitted through the Online Permit Center.

No more paper.  No more driving.  No more waiting.  Submit your applications when it's convenient for you.

As part of our transition to online permitting, for permits applied for after January 1, 2018, building inspection cards will no longer be required.  All inspection results can be viewed under your login account on the Online Permit Center.

Upcoming Training Dates & Live Demonstrations:

Tuesday March 19, 2019 9:00 - 10:00 am


Kitsap County Administration Building

DCD Conference Room

614 Division St. Port Orchard, WA 98366

 Submittal Instructions


 Training & Resources

 Online Permit Center