Administrative Code Edits

The Kitsap County Community Development Department proposes to do administrative or “housekeeping” edits to the Kitsap County Code (KCC). Edits may be related to titles 16, 17, 18 and 21. The Kitsap County Code is one of the County’s key tools for implementing the goals and policies of the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan, and housekeeping and clarifying edits should be made on an annual basis to ensure predictability and consistency for County Staff, elected officials, and the general public. The purpose of this project is to make minor, administrative edits, and will not address substantive changes to the code.

The County Intends to repeat this code update process on an annual basis.

The objectives of the Administrative Code Update include:

  • Eliminate or reduce conflicting provisions of code.
  • Add clarity to existing sections of code without changing meaning or intent of language.
  • Create more predictability and certainty in development standards and the permit review process.
  • Create an efficient system to catalog and organize previous and new code edits initiated by County Staff or the public.

Adopted Ordinance - effective March 14, 2023

Summary of Proposed Changes

Staff Report

SEPA Checklist

Draft Ordinance (previous version)


Department of Community Development

Planning and Environmental Programs

(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)


614 Division Street - MS36
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Office Location 

619 Division Street
Port Orchard, Washington


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Code, Code Updates, and Director's Code Interpretations

​Links to the complete Kitsap County Code, the code update process, and Director's interpretations of the code.