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​Kitsap County Department of Community Development
619 Division St.
Port Orchard, WA 98366

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    Please include your project name and permit number, if applicable, in the subject line of your email. (360) 337-5777 

    • Lobby Hours 
      9 am to 12 noon - Monday - Friday

      In-Person & Virtual Assistance Schedule
        • Monday & Tuesday - 9 am to 12 noon
          In-Person - Permit Tech, Code Compliance, Building Team
          Virtual - Land Use, Environmental, Stormwater
      • Wednesday & Thursday - 9 am - 12 noon
        In-Person - Permit Tech, Code Compliance, Building Team,  Land Use, Environmental and Stormwater
      • Friday - 9 am - 12 noon
        In-Person - Permit Tech, Code Compliance, Building Team
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      Appointments are highly encouraged as wait times can be long and appointments will take precedence over walk-ins.

    • Online Permit Application/Status Check/Inspection Scheduling & Results:
       Available 24/7

    • Live Chat with Permit Technicians, Land Use, Stormwater, Building, and Environmental Staff:

General Inquiries ​Phone

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Check Your Permit Status

Please have your permit number ready.

Please include your project name and permit number, if applicable, in the subject line of your email.

​(360) 337-5777

619 Division St. MS-36

Port Orchard, WA 98366

Online Permit CenterWhere's My Permit In Line?, or

call (360)337-5777

​Director, CBO 

Assistant Director, 

Assistant Director, CBO

Jeff Rimack

David Kinley

Senior Management:
Administrative & Permit ServicesTina Rice
Building & Fire SafetyDavid Lynam
Development Services & Engineering

Land Use and Environmental Permit Review Services
​Samantha Long

Scott Diener
Long Range Planning 

Natural Resource
Colin Poff

Kirvie Mesebeluu-Yobech

Kitsap County News


​(Port Orchard, WA) - The Kitsap County Fire Marshal announces a Stage One ban on outdoor burning starting midnight, Friday, August 5.

Check the burn ban web page for more information.


​Local events to support Building Safety Month include:

Olympic College Job Fair
Wednesday, May 4th
12pm - 3pm
Olympic College, Bremerton

Peninsula Home & Garden Show
Friday, May 13th through Sunday, May 15th
Kitsap County Fairgrounds

Port Orchard Farmer's Market
Saturday, May 28th
9am - 2pm

Kitsap Kids' Day
Saturday, June 4th
10am - 2:30pm
Kitsap County Fairgrounds

Help us celebrate Building Safety Month 2022 by joining the building safety conversation, coming by to say hello at any of our events, and showing us how you are participating using #kitsapbuildingsafetymonth22 on social media.


​(Port Orchard, WA) At the beginning of the year, DCD began a project with the UW Student Consulting Lab, where we worked with four graduate students completing their master's in public administration. The students were tasked with evaluating data analytics mechanisms in the department and developing PowerBI Dashboards to increase transparency on our permitting review metrics. The project team met with internal and external stakeholder groups to gain the "voice of the customer" perspective. Those stakeholder groups included DCD Leadership, DCD review staff, KBA/DAG members, and local builders and developers. The students developed three dashboards based on their interviews, two internal and one external. Over the last few months, DCD has been working on syncing the data for automatic and frequent data refreshes and fine-tuning the foundational work the UW students provided. We are proud to be launching the first dashboard the students created – Our NEW Where's My Permit in Line? Dashboard!
Customers identified understanding where a permit is within the review queue as critical. The intuitive dashboard provides permit applicants with an overview of the status, including permit review steps, current days in review, review cycle information, position in the review queue, and helpful links for quick access to other resources.
Our NEW Where's My Permit in Line? Dashboard will be published on our Permit Timeframes & Statistics webpage. All you need to do is enter your permit number and your information will be displayed on your page. There is a quick tutorial video available on using this dashboard.


Provide Comments on a review of Kitsap County's growth trends and future land supply. 

To Learn More, Click Here.


Kitsap County is accepting comments on the proposed revisions to the Kitsap Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs).

To Learn More, Click Here.


In acknowledgment of Building Safety Month, DCD will host the

Meet The Experts Zoom Series. DCD and industry experts will share their perspectives on the topics listed below. 

Pathways to Careers & Job Outlook  - May 7th, 1-2p

Designing to Mitigate Risks - May 14th, 1-2p 

Water Safety - May 21st, 1-2p

Permitting and the Code  - May 28th, 1-2p

Visit our Facebook page to test your skills at Building Safety Trivia.

Download to learn about and enter the Children's Coloring Contest! 2021 BSM Coloring.pdf


There will be a public hearing held on 4/26/21 regarding changes to the DCD fee schedule, fee policy, and Title 14 Code. Please review the following documents regarding the changes:

DCD Fee Schedule Changes 2021.pdf
DCD Fee Policy Changes 2021.pdf
Title 14 Code Changes.pdf


As required by law (RCW 19.27), Kitsap County adopted the updated International Code Council's 2018 Building Code on 2/1/2021. Prior to the adoption of the new code, the Department of Community Development (DCD) received a record number of permit applications from customers desiring to apply under the previously published code.


Kitsap County will adopt a building code change to the 2018 edition published by the International Code Council. Building permit applicants wanting to vest under the current 2015 code edition must have completed permit applications submitted to DCD by January 31, 2021. 

Click here to learn more!


DCD recently completed a Climate Change

Resiliency Assessment in partnership with the cities of Bremerton and Port Orchard. 

Click to learn more!

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