Building Safety Month 2023


 It Starts With You!

Throughout the month of May, Kitsap County will participate in the 43rd annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members, and partners to promote building safety. This year's campaign, "It Starts with YOU," raises awareness about our role in ensuring safety in the spaces where we live, work, and learn. The campaign also makes the connection between building codes and our personal safety, as well as the important work done by building safety professionals in our communities.

This year's campaign addresses how building safety impacts everyone personally, locally, and globally.

  • Week One: Building Safety Starts at Home, May 1–7, highlights how building safety impacts our everyday life as family members, friends, and individuals at home.
  • Week Two: Building Safety Professionals and You, May 8-14, shares a glimpse into the world of building safety professionals by outlining different roles and their responsibilities.
  • Week Three: Prepare Your Community, May 15-21, focuses on protecting not just your home, but your community at large, from disaster.
  • Week Four: Advocate for Your Community, May 22-28, provides the tips and tools needed to advocate for building safety in your community.
  • Week Five: Solving Challenges Together, May 29-31, elevates Building Safety Month to a global scale by addressing how we can work together internationally to tackle the world's most important issues.

Join Us!

Join us at the Peninsula Home & Garden Show to learn about navigating, "A Permit's Journey", on your next project. Also, follow along on our social media channels for tips on celebrating building safety month along with us. #kitsapbuildingsafetymonth


A Permit's Journey - Seminar
Saturday, May 6th
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Kitsap County Fairgrounds

Fee Forgiveness

If you have received a building code violation, now is the time to resolve it. 

To celebrate Building Safety Month with our customers, the Department of Community Development (DCD) will waive investigation fees for anyone who submits a permit application between May 1, 2023, and May 31, 2023.  Permit fees still apply.