Your Department of Community Development

Your partner in building safe, resilient, and sustainable Kitsap County communities!

Kitsap County Department of Community Development (DCD) partners with residential and commercial customers to provide guidance and assistance through the design, building, and project review process. In each of the efforts, we are committed to ensuring our residents' safety, facilitating the construction of reliable and sustainable communities, and preserving our county's uniquely beautiful natural resources. 

DCD is results-driven, continually evaluating what we do and how we do it through a prism of process improvement. We are committed to fulfilling our stewardship responsibilities to the people, communities, lands, and waterways of Kitsap County in the most effective and forward-thinking means possible. 

In addition to helping our citizens and stakeholders navigate land-use and building code guidelines, DCD also strives to engage those we serve in meaningful and useful ways. Open comment periods surrounding community planning & zoning updates, customer service surveys, focus groups, and advisory groups are examples of this ongoing effort.

Get To Know DCD

We invite you to get to know DCD and discover how we serve Kitsap County. You can learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we partner with residents just like you, 
by viewing the below video: "Get To Know DCD."

Our Mission

We foster the development of quality, affordable, safe, and environmentally sound communities.

Our Vision

DCD is a partnering resource that helps residents achieve their land and building development goals 
while protecting our natural environment. 

Our Core Values

· We provide excellent customer service to our citizens.

· We engage and empower our staff to make a difference for our citizens and our community.

· We treat all people with dignity and respect.

· We make transparent decisions.

· We continually strive to be a destination workplace.

How You Can Get Involved

The Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan describes the 20-year vision for unincorporated Kitsap County and how it will be achieved. The plan covers land use, economic development, environment, housing and human services, transportation, capital facilities, utilities, parks, recreation, and open space.  Add your voice to the conversation and learn more by visiting: The Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan

Our Management Team

DCD Director, Jeff Rimack
Assistant Director/Chief Building Official, David Kinley
Administrative & Permit Services - Tina Rice
Planning and Environmental Programs - Scott Diener
Building & Fire Safety - David Lynam

Contact:  Phone Number (360) 337-5777; Email: