There are three typical scenarios in which you must submit a site evaluation permit with Community Development. Please be aware that accomplishing your project may require more than one permit, depending on what is determined on-site, such as the presence of critical areas. All site evaluation permits require an arborist report to accompany the permit.
Community Development only accepts online permit applications for all permits. If you are ready to apply for your permit, proceed to thePrepare, Apply, Manage page and follow the steps to Apply.
The Site Evaluation Permit for a danger tree can be issued for an existing residential or commercial building structure in immediate danger of incurring damage from a fallen tree or when a property owner wishes to install a well or utility source before the building site permit application. The tree is located within a tree length and a half from the permanent or planned structure or home.
Danger tree definition: 18.16.030.J. Danger Trees. Pursuant to the Critical Areas Ordinance (Title 19), and as hereafter amended, "danger trees" means any tree of any height, dead or alive, that presents a hazard to the public because of rot, root system or limb damage, lean or any other observable condition created by natural process or man-made activity consistent with WAC 296-54-505.
The Site Evaluation Permit for a danger tree harvest
precedes a timber harvest application regulated by Kitsap County Code 18.16.080
Application for Timber Harvest Permit. A timber harvest permit application may
require additional reports depending on the tree's location (ex., critical
areas, shorelines, steep slopes).
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified ArboristISA Board Certified Master ArboristISA Certified Arborist Municipal SpecialistISA PNW Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA)