Your 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 effort, 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. 


Process Improvement

DCD is results-driven, continually evaluating what we do and how we do it through 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. 


​Most recently, the Department of Community Development has been working with a consultant, Kurt Latimore, to provide a comprehensive review of the permitting process. Kurt presented his findings and recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on June 3, 2024, at 3:00 pm. 


Join the DCD Team

Looking for a great place to work? Join the Community Development team. We allow our team the opportunity to learn and grow within our positive and innovative work environment; we empower our team to make decisions and pride ourselves on a culture of continuous improvement. View our open positions and the many benefits of joining our team.




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  • 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.

  • Our Leadership Team


    Interim Director/Fire Marshal

    Administrative & Permit Services
    Building and Fire Safety
    Development Engineering
    • Interim Supervisor, Cecilia Olsen
    Planning & Environmental Programs