Right of Way Permits


A Right-of-Way is the strip of land over which facilities such as highways, railroads, power lines, or utilities are built and maintained.

Any construction, alterations, repairs, or relocations of utilities or roadway features located in the Right-of-Way is permitted through Kitsap County Public Works.

To apply for a permit:

Information fact sheet

Submittal check sheet

Application form

Check status

Current processing time is 7-10 business days. If the status is approved, you may pick up and pay for the permit at the Public Works building (third floor reception area).  

Public Works is located at 507 Austin Street (across from the courthouse).
Hours of operation: 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. 


An amended ordinance to the Kitsap County Code requires a right of way permit to create public trails and enhancements. It was adopted to assist non-profit community groups to develop soft-surface, low impact bike/pedestrian/equestrian access for trail purposes within unopened county rights-of-way.

To apply for a permit:

Application form

Adopting Ordinance #322-2004

For more information regarding utility installation and work within the County right-of-way, please see Chapter 7 of the Kitsap County Road Standards.

Private Septic/Water/Stormwater Line Easements

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