Commenting on the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

This page was last updated on October 1, 2018.

Comment Opportunity Now Open

Written comments will be accepted through 11:59 PM on October 31, 2018


The Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners is now considering annual amendments to the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan and related amendments to the Kitsap County Code.

The Comprehensive Plan influences the future of our communities - you are encouraged to comment!

How can I learn more about these amendments?

During this comment period, you can learn more about these amendments by:

  • Reviewing the documents linked in the orange box above;
  • Contacting the staff listed in the applicable staff report; and
  • Attending applicable Board of County Commissioners meetings;

 How can I submit comments about these amendments?

Written comments may address the proposed amendments, staff reports, and SEPA determinations.  To be included in the official record, written comments must be submitted to the Department of Community Development before 11:59 PM on Wednesday October 31, 2018.


Comments may also be sent to Peter Best, Senior Planner, by:

  • Mail to 614 Division St - MS36, Port Orchard, WA 98366; or
  • Drop off at the Permit Center at 619 Division St, Port Orchard;

Public Hearing (October 29, 2018 at 5:30 PM)

Oral and written testimony may be made to the Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners during a public hearing on October 29 at 5:30 PM in the Commissioner's Chambers on the 3rd Floor of the Kitsap County Administration Building (619 Division St, Port Orchard).

View submitted Comments here.

Tips for preparing comments:

  • Organize your comments so that general comments and comments regarding particular amendments can be easily distinguished.
  • Be as concise and clear as possible.
  • Explain how the amendment will benefit or affect you.  For example, do you live nearby or use the relevant public service or facility?
  • If you plan to provide oral testimony at a public hearing, submitting a written version at the hearing can be very helpful.  Please note that oral testimony may be limited to 3 minutes per person/group to ensure everyone wishing to testify can be heard.
  • Including contact information is not required but is very helpful if additional information or clarification regarding your comment is needed.
  • Written comments and oral testimony at public hearings are the only ways for your comments to be part of the official record.  Oral comments made during open houses or over the phone will not be part of the official record.

How was the public notified about this comment opportunity?

Notifications and announcements regarding this comment period and public hearing included the following:

  • Legal notice published in the Kitsap Sun newspaper;
  • Broadcast announcements via email, text message,,, and;
  • Notice signs posted on site-specific amendment properties;
  • Postcard notices mailed to property owners near site-specific amendments and other geographically specific amendments; and
  • Formal letters to Tribes with usual and accustomed area in Kitsap County.



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Department of Community Development
Planning and Environmental Programs

(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)

Mailing Address

614 Division Street - MS36
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Office Location 

619 Division Street
Port Orchard, Washington