Right of Way Permits


A Right of Way is the strip of land over which facilities such as highways, railroads, power lines, or utilities are built and maintained.

Any construction, alterations, repairs, or relocations of utilities or roadway features located in the right of way is permitted through Kitsap County Public Works.

Public Works only accepts online applications. To ensure your application is submitted correctly, please read the instructions for “How to Apply for a Permit Online” Any missing information may delay permit approval. Click HERE to apply online.

Information fact sheet

Submittal check sheet

Application form

Check status or Request Inspection

Make a payment

Current permit processing time is 7-10 business days. Once permit status reads "Ready to Issue – Online", you can pay associated fees and issue the permit through the Online Permit Center. For questions, contact the Right of Way Permitting office at 360-337-5777.


An amended ordinance to the Kitsap County Code requires a right of way permit to create public trails and enhancements. It was adopted to assist non-profit community groups to develop soft-surface, low impact bike/pedestrian/equestrian access for trail purposes within unopened county right of way.

To apply for a permit:

Application form

Adopting Ordinance #322-2004

For more information regarding utility installation and work within the County right of way, please see Chapter 7 of the Kitsap County Road Standards.

Private Septic/Water/Stormwater Line Easements

CLICK HERE for requirements