Code Updates - Current Code Projects

Please note that the Kitsap County Department of Community Development is currently updating various development regulations as a part of the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update process. Learn more about this process at the Comprehensive Plan Update wesbite.


The Department of Community Development is conducting a periodic review of the County's Critical Areas Ordinance, Kitsap County Code (KCC) Title 19, as required by RCW 36.70A.130. The Critical Areas Ordinance, KCC Title 19, was last reviewed and updated in 2017. Critical Areas Ordinances must be evaluated and, if needed, revised every ten years per the schedule provided in RCW 36.70A.130. The Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) will be reviewed and updated to ensure compliance with state mandates, maintain consistency with local regulations and the Comprehensive Plan, and provide predictability and clarifications. 

Visit the project website here.


The Board of County Commissioner Special Projects division is developing policies regarding Vacation Rentals in Kitsap County.  

Visit the project website here.

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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


Related Links:

Kitsap County Code
​Board of County Commissioners
​Planning Commission
​Kitsap County Code Updates