​Planning and Environmental Programs Division

The planning and environmental programs division brings together the County's long range planning activities with environmental and natural resource management programs.

Manchester State ParkThe Planning and Environmental Programs Division is responsible for long range planning activities related to RCW 36.70A (Growth Management Act) as applied to Kitsap County as well as working with other counties, tribes, state and federal governments, organizations, and citizens for the economic health and welling being of the county natural environment.


The Planning and Environmental Programs Division also provides staff support for the Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission in the processing of the comprehensive plan amendments and related land use designation changes.

 What's New...


2018 Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan Amendments


​Kitsap County Code Updates

Proposed Kitsap County Code Amendments in progress

Kitsap County is proud to participate in National Community Planning Month.

Click the image below to view our Story Map!



​Critical Area Ordinance Update

​Critical Areas Ordinance Update website
​Adopted Critical Areas Ordinance (7/3/2017) - Effective October 2, 2017

​West Sound Nearshore Integration and Synthesis

​West Sound Nearshore Integration and Synthesis of Chinook Salmon Recovery Priorities - FINAL
West Sound Nearshore Prioritization Database - FINAL

Comprehensive Plan Update 2016​

​Revised Addendum to 2016 Comprehensive Plan Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Original Addendum Date: September 12, 2016; Revised and proposed for adoption:  August 28, 2017
​Draft Resolution to Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

​East Kitsap Steelhead Habitat Evaluation Project

​East Kitsap Steelhead Habitat Evaluation


​Mailing Address:

614 Division Street - MS36
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Physical Address:

619 Division Street
Port Orchard, Washington


(360) 337-5777