Please note that the Kitsap County Department of Community Development has postponed updating parking area requirements to allow for additional public engagement and to develop additional alternatives.
The Board of County Commissioner Special Projects division is developing policies regarding Vacation Rentals in Kitsap County. Please view the project website here.
Program and Project Information
In late December 2018, the Kitsap County Department of Community Development introduced draft changes to Kitsap County Code (KCC) Chapter 18.16 Timber Harvest. The proposed changes will enable Kitsap County to assume sole regulatory authority from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) over Class IV-General Forest Practices in accordance with RCW 76.09. Assumption of authority through permitting and enforcement will help to ensure forest practices in the County adhere to the requirements of the Forest Practices Act, the State Environmental Policy Act, and implement the County Comprehensive Plan. Additionally, the program will streamline permitting and monitoring practices.
The proposed amendments, staff reports, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) determinations, and other information regarding these amendments are available for your consideration
How can I submit comments about these amendments?
Written comments may address the proposed amendments and staff reports; the SEPA Determination will be noticed and published as required under law. To be included in the official record, written comments must be submitted to the Department of Community Development. Comments for consideration for the Planning Commission draft must be received by January 25, 2019. Comments may be:
Public Hearing (Planning Commission, February 19, 5:30 PM)
Oral and written testimony may be made to the Kitsap County Planning Commission during the public hearing scheduled for February 19 at 5:30 PM in the Commissioner’s Chambers on the 3rd Floor of the Kitsap County Administration Building (619 Division St, Port Orchard). The Board of County Commissioner public hearing is yet to be scheduled.
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Review and Consideration Schedule
Wireless communication facilities support the infrastructure system that serves wireless devices (eg. smartphones, tablets, autonomous vehicles, and emergency services). New or expanded facilities help to maintain or increase system performance, speed, and reliability. Kitsap County must review development permits for these facilities against federal and local standards. New Federal Communication Commission declarative rulings that support 5G technologies are prompting Kitsap County to update Kitsap County Code Chapter 17.530 Wireless Communication Facilities.
The proposed code update will balance the need to:
The proposal changes Kitsap County Code regarding:
Revised Workplan 12/18/2018
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Preliminary Draft Code
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(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)
614 Division Street - MS36 Port Orchard, WA 98366
619 Division Street Port Orchard, Washington